Join Date: Apr 2002
Years Riding: 2
How you found us: the smell
does the vrod even come with brakes???? LOL
Took me 2 seconds to remember you have to use a rear brake on most cruisers. that being said The Vrod is a great bike, however i owned a Roadstar for a short time (1 year) and if i where to compare the 2 i would take the Road star over the Vrod, though down on performance (though this years model should be alot closer with the 1700cc motor) it by far a more comfortable bike to ride and does awsome 1-2 rolling burnouts! LMAO that was some fun.
Ive had the pleasure of riding a Fatboy, vulcan 750 (virago ish), virago 1100, Vrod and Roadstar. There really is not much different between them all. All have limited ground clearance (but its a cruiser so who cares), the Vrod has awsome power, but the others are not bad, harleys will definetly vibrate you to numbness while the others will pamper you. If I where buying a cruiser however I'd ask myself 2 questions.....
1) am i going to take long trips??
2) or do i plan on posin??
If your taking long trips i recommend a japanese bike, far more refined and way more reliable. If I want to make short trips,fit in, or have a power cruiser I would look at one of the following
Vrod,rune,roadstar,vulcan 2000, or even the new triumph 2300 thingy also if your only going to be an around towner go with what you like, personally one of my favorite bikes is the Road King I'd own one in a heart beat.
Also bear in mind harleys do not make bad road runners, i know lots of guys who put an easy 30,000 miles a year touring the country.
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