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Old 12-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sorry I don't understand

With bikes going to larger displacement, and performance becoming an issue on touring bikes, why doesn't the MOCO introduce a touring model with the VRod engine....I know the purists want the sound, but this motor is "Bad to the Bone" and designed by Porsche, if I am not mistaken! There is a market for that bike, a bad assed engine in a dresser and variations of that dresser, I don't understand it. Am I wrong, or what? There are a lot of bikers out there and this bike would expand Harley's market!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You may be on to something. No one has thought of this or discussed it on forums, ever.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have lusted over the idea of that engine in a cruiser as well and can't figure why Harley hasn't done more with it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I heard at local dealership a liquid cooled engine may be going in a touring bike soon,not sure if it a vrod motor or a new variation who knows might be in the works
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Been talked about before and the reason why the aftermarket is so strong.Actually all one needs to do is puts bags and a shield on a VRod done deal.
Personally doubt you will see the MOCO do much with the current air cooled until the EPA regulates most internal combustion out of business.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You may be on to something. No one has thought of this or discussed it on forums, ever.
Hahaha... no kidding. All the magazines, all the wise guys, predict the V-Rod tourers every year around the presentation-time. There are a few full-dressed V-Rods around and a lot of Photoshopped images to fill the biker-magazines.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Isn't there a picture somewhere here at VTF of a V-Rod bagger?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i think you might see something in 2014,they have a patent on water cooled heads for the current engines, but a v-rod touring bike would sell well.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, I have seen some pics of a V rod bagger , photoshopped and otherwise....I don't know the actual sales figures for the V rod family of bikes, but another usage for that engine couldn't be a bad idea, from a production stand point anyway!
Yes, this subject has been discussed, but maybe not quite enough? Maybe there is some Harley execs. lurking in the shadows of this forum!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Personally I'd like to see a big air-cooled V-4 of about 2600cc or more based on mating a couple of V-twins together in a touring bike.

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I did pest control and one of my customers had a VROD with hard bags and a faring. Looked odd to me but he loved it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well apparently MOCO isn't convinced there is a market for it otherwise the greedy bastids would have put one out. But then, maybe they are waiting for all the wantones to work themselves into a frenzy, thus a shortage when they do come out and gouge the living heck out of you while you simmer on a 2 year wait list. Ah yes. The good ol days!
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Some purists don't see the need for a water cooled Harley. I believe the MOCO does have a plan to tap into that market if nothing else to compete with cooler running leaner,higher output engines. I say go for it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You may be on to something. No one has thought of this or discussed it on forums, ever.
Really! How many forums are you on, the idea has been discussed many times. Also there are a couple of companies out there that make a kit to convert a V Rod into a RG, Google Road Rod.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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SO there! I,m not here for a pi##in contest!
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