Hey slug land barge rider ...I don't give a ****.. The Softtail handles like a bulldozer compared to Sportster and has been beaten every light to light street race I've ever seen against a 1200. The thread originator himself beat the over-hyped 83 EVERY time. IF the V rod was soo good it'd still be in production but it was a POS & a huge money pit for HD. The Sportster is THE best motorcycle HD had ever made which v is why (63) SIXTY THREE yrs later it IS still in production. V rod = junk!Hey mini-bike rider, if you ride a Harley learn what the models are. Even your little video says V-rod, which isn't a softail, and the one in the video looks to be a Frankenstein creation. And a real V-rod would eat your little sportster. And if you ride more then 50 miles I'd take the softail any day.