The V-Rod Revolution engine was co-designed by Harley Davidson and
Porsche...yes, THAT Porsche! As such, it runs smooth as a
sewing machine, and puts out 115 horsepower from 69 cubic inches
I traded a guy a car for this bike, and thought about selling
it. After a while, it grew on me, and I soon discovered what
an excellent machine I had stumbled upon. I've since added a
windshield, touring seats, and saddlebags for more comfort.
It still hauls the mail! 0-50 in FIRST GEAR! Magazine
tests show V-Rods taking the 1/4 mile in 11.4 at 115 mph. No
other STOCK Harley will do that, and not many other stock
motorcycles will go that fast either, especially not a touring
bike. I'm sure happy with the trade, because this motorcycle
fits my personality to a TEE!
Current photo, out for a warm afternoon ride!
The bike now has a windshield with leather storage compartments, a
double Sundowner seat, and Harley leather saddlebags.
I sure enjoy this bike!
On Hwy 94, near the border with Mexico.
Drag Racing Time!
I've raced the bike a few times at San Diego's Qualcomm Football
Stadium parking lot, in the 1/8 mile. Fun!
This first video is onboard against a sportbike of some
sort. I was expecting to lose, so I pointed the camera to
where I though he'd be. It's fun to listen to him flicking
his throttle at the line. I got the jump, and stayed in
front of him the whole way. V-Rod wins! The guy quit
racing right after this...maybe he was embarrassed to be beaten by
a bike with a windshield and saddlebags! Be sure to click
the full-screen button in the lower right corner, and turn up the
This is a side-view looking at my throttle
hand. Interesting to see the scenery go by so fast!
This is a video of my tachometer and speedometer. A
friend clocked my 0-60 at 3.7 seconds.
2013 Drag Action!
The first racing action of 2013 is with a new Shinko 011 soft
tire, and a real racetrack at Barona 1/8 Mile Raceway.
I tried to do a dry burnout like at Qualcomm, but the track at
Barona is much better prepared, and the bike would only hop when I
dumped the clutch. The first time at the line, I left at
3000 rpm, and killed the motor, the grip was so good. The
next time, I did a wet burnout, left at 6000 rpm, and it went
well. I then tried it wide open against the 9000 rpm rev
limiter, and it picked up the front tire about an inch, then
bogged a little, and moved out. My best time was 8.12
seconds at 86 mph. The best runs were leaving at 6000 rpm,
and opening the throttle wide-open as the clutch was released.