2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod — Road Test — Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

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Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod

2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCR Rod — Breaking The Mold Road Test

Even if you a devotee, you have to be impressed by the accomplishments of Harley-Davidson over the two decades. In the early 1980s, it was a recently liberated from an parent and on the very brink of There was still some in the name and the brand had a devoted but disenchanted customer base.

Harley’s products were to the point of obsolescence, and the big Japanese had begun to take an interest in primary market segment-V-twin

The introduction of the Evolution-series engine in the signaled that the company willing to roll over and Even if that engine give the company technical or parity with its competitors, the new the continuing stream of improvements and that followed-was proof was serious about competing. The also displayed a knack for attention, creating an enviable and bonding with its customers.

You argue Harley’s successful for a tariff on imported bikes 700cc did little to actually the company, but it’s hard to that it did paint Harley as the little local guy trying to itself from the big foreign The company also changed all other aspects of its business from the practices of dealers to the it built bikes and thousands of involved in everything it did and made. buyers responded, and Harley’s suddenly began to look bright.

Those of us assigned to critique its have been more in the steady progress of its motorcycles’ and performance. We watched as virtually component was upgraded-starting with shortly after the Evo engine and culminating with the introduction of the Cam engine in the late ’90s and the new chassis last year. The Cam engine, especially in counterbalanced equaled or exceeded the technology and of its Asian competitors.

By that time, though, almost didn’t need new It had been so successful at creating an and position for itself and its motorcycles many people simply there was no other brand owning. With bikes as the Fat Boy, it created machines defined what many thought motorcycles should be and set records-not only for Harley but the

Its products were also profitable, and the Harley-Davidson that had just one loan away financial oblivion became a bad

Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod

With huge sales, an following, products no one had to make for and new sales records every by the turn of the century Harley was to take some chances. the V-Rod. Except for the handlebar and a bit of the same attitude, the new bike had nothing in common with the that came before.

Its engine, designed in conjunction Porsche, was liquid-cooled and used rpm and instead of displacement to make and with more than 110 in the herd, it made significantly horsepower than any other as well.

But would Harley customers buy it? maybe not. Harley was interested in finding new customers.

increasing production capability, H-D it would soon be able to demand for its existing motorcycles traditional customers. The V-Rod was to bring in more than the suspects, and it did. It became the best-selling bike in other

In America, V-Rod buyers came from other attracted by its modern engine, performance and not-the-usual-cruiser style.

Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod

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