What's the difference between "track" and "road" topspeed? No wiseass answers about one is done on a track, and one on a road . If it were that simple I can't imagine the two speeds would really be different.
That "Track Speed" number must be for a VR1000. A stock Vrod with a 5 speed trans and no fairing is physically and aerodynamically incapable of that speed. Stock, I'd say 135mph in perfect conditions. I've seen 130 on mine and it aint no picnic up there.
Those guys sure spend a great deal of time comparing rice to potatoes. They're only kidding themselves. They’d kill for a Vrod.
Funny how we're never doing comparisons. Harley's and especially Vrod's are in class of there own.
Thought I'd processed every morsel of info on the Vrod, but I have no recall of any moto-rag quoting such a preposterous claim. A stock Aprilia (1000cc) Mille has 130hp; 6speeds and a wind tunnel perfected fairing and is rated at 170mph on a good day. By comparison, the Vrod is a brick.
As I said, our beloved Vrod is capable of many wonderful things. 175mph is mechanically and aerodynamically impossible, in any conditions, on any track.
It will make grown woman swoon, which is far more important to me
Rhauft, I concur with you completely. As much as I like my VROD and as impressive a machine it is, there is no way it will attain 170-175 mph on ANY track stock. People really get carried away with these claims. Maybe next it will be faster than a bullet, able to leap tall buildings..........