Harley-Davidson V-Rod Street Glide

A rumor has it that Harley-Davidson may be thinking of offering a new bike for 2008, the "V-Rod Street Glide"... Photos are ...

A rumor has it that Harley-Davidson may be thinking of offering a new bike for 2008, the "V-Rod Street Glide"...





Photos are courtesy of Instigator Cycles, Temecula, CA.

This bike pictured above was brought to the San Diego Motorcycle & Hot Rod show last weekend courtesy of San Diego Harley-Davidson.

It's the Street Rod, but fitted with the Batwing fairing, touring hardbags, touring fenders, and floorboards.

In fact, San Diego Harley-Davidson has this motorcycle featured on its website among it's customized offerings. My understanding is that the "V-Rod Street Glide" is a creation of San Diego Harley-Davidson, but that the Motor Company may be looking at making this a factory production.

Just a rumor, though...

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  1. Send it to Japan. We don't ride crap like this in our United States of America!!!

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  2. Dress it up any way you want to,...it is still a V-Rod. An embarassment to the Harley family

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  3. Get educated; The V-Rods will blow any of your hogs off the map. This Dressed unit looks like crap but and you may not like the fact that the V-Rods are faster than your other choices, but it is still a Harley and a FAST ONE AT THAT.

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  4. Smartest thing HD ever did was bring on the Vrod, Screamer that shcucks the rice burners all day

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  5. Harley already has a Street Glide, and it's a helluva lot more bike than some V-Rod abortion.

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  6. One things for sure, anyone traveling on a vrod will put some serious distance between them and anyone traveling on another motorcycle. Have had many bikes in my day, but nothing is higher on the fun factor than a vrod period. The only reason airheads wont ride the v, is because they know they will want one. As far as torque goes, i own an 06SeVrod with 2-1 rinehart, race tuner, 58 throttle body and that bike will pull my 06 SeFatboy from 2500 and up in any gear. Get out and ride one. Give it a chance and you`ll find it brings back the kid in you.

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  7. WOW where do I sign up at? I now know one thing once HD finally comes out with the VRod Bagger I am all about one. Airheads need to throw caution to you.........its coming shhhhhhhh.......its a VRod!

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  8. Being the owner of a 2002 V-Rod and a 2007 Street Glide, I can tell you that the Street Glide is like riding a tractor compared to riding the V-Rod. Now, I don't think we need to convert the current v-rod into a bagger, but take the revolution motor, make it bigger and then fit it in a true bagger frame. The v-rod frame isn't large enough for a touring bike.

    To these idiots that are saying a v-rod is an abortion, you haven't ridden one and don't have the money to have one of each so you can compare them on a daily basis.

    When I bought the street glide it put out 62 bhp, the v-rod put out 110 bhp stock. I have spent over $3000.00 on the street glide to get it run cooler and to have some power. I had to change the cam, rework the heads, change the rockers, exhaust, buy a SERT and air cleaner, not to mention the 2 hours of dyno tuning to get it to stop pinging.

    The v-rod runs like a champ and has never needed anything besides and oil change.

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  9. what the h___ are you guys talking about,the v-rods can`t even keep up to any 600 crotch rockets,the only thing that they are going to pass is another harley,....V. macleod

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  10. I'd be a buyer for a HDMOCO V-Rod Street Guide. Great base, great technology.

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  11. Why would the vrod need to keep up with a 600 crotch rocket? is the vrod even in the same class? no, it is in a completely different class and although it has over 200 lbs on the 600s it will keep right up with them... i would like to see an airhead stay half as close to a 600 in the quarter without a few thousand in engine work. i can tell you first hand i have had more than a few 600 owners sweating at the end of a race when i line up with my vrod....

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  12. haha, the comments from the anti v-rod folks are funny...they hate a bike that runs well and is fast.....funny stuff...

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  13. Harley Davidson has always sold image, not motorcycles. With the V-rod they actually decided to build a motorcycle for a change, and a damned good one. The people that wasted tons of money on Harley's ridiculous clothing and other crap, along with accesorizing themselves with an over priced, underpowered, giant POS bike like most HD products are the ones that truely hate the V-rod, for obvious reasons. On a real dragstrip only really good riders can get a 600 sportbike to beat the V-rod in the 1/4, and only then at the very end of it. 0-60 on the street, with average riders, the V-rod kills almost everything out there. Stop reading times and speeds in magazines and go get some times and speeds in real life.

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  14. FACT - The V-Rod is the most technologically advanced Harley Davidson ever produced. It's also the fastest.

    FACT - It is also the ONLY motorcycle to ever have it's engine pass Porsche engine testing. That's 500 hours of hell, that NO other bike has ever done.

    Add in the most aerodynamic, and sporting the lowest center of gravity, and you have the Devil incarnate on two wheels.

    If that's an embarassment, and "abortion", then you're nothing but a fool.

    ~WickedReich

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  15. Edit: However, that bagged abomination should never have been made. Whichever idiot put that together, needs to be hung, drawn, and quartered for ruining a nice VRod (though I believe it was actually a Night-Rod).

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  16. I will say this, I have an '07 SUZUKI HAYABUSA!!! I do not care what any of you say, we all know who is the KING on the STREET!! Not taking anything away from the V-ROD but it is all about your style of riding. Do you want to cruise, or do you want to go fast??? I respect Harley intentions but onece again it was not there. It all started with the Buell, pure disappointment, unless you are trying to teach a female to ride!!! Speed is an amount of money, the more money you have the faster you can go!!! Sounds like none of you have the right amount of money, so I suggest you stick to one or the other!!!! I say this this, do not line up with a rocket and say "GIVE ME SOMETHING" I was always told " IF YOU CAN NOT RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS STAY ON THE PORCH!!!! I did not make it up, I am just reminding you!!!!

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  17. Well, you have scooter trash and then you have motorcyclists.
    You guys make it too easy.
    Look, some guys like to ride parade floats and dress up like pirates, some guys like ride fast and go splat.
    I say that as long as you ride safely
    who cares what's between your two wheels? Hey, we're all Americans, right? Wait until Obamba taxes away your right to ride.
    Cheers.

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  18. I've heard from Harleyfolk that the RoadGlide (FLTR) is not being offered in 2010. Given that the RG's fixed fairing is a favorite for 'baggerizing' a Vrod, and the Revolution engine is way easier to meet EPA regs with AND since the MoCo just reworked the touring frame to accommodate who-knows-what combinations of engines, I bet we see a liquid cooled FLT in 2011. I've got an RG & I've ridden the Vrod and when HD announces a RoadRod I'll be the 2nd guy in line with a deposit. All that power on a full-tour frame, man o'man ya gotta love a 'parade float' that'll do 130 .........

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  19. Pan Chopper Man, you are a douche. Why don't you go to Japan and save us all the embarassment of you even being alive...

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  20. Chris 06' glide6/15/2009 02:24:00 PM

    I can't believe the range of misinformed Harley Riders on this forum. If you took all the Jap parts off your Harley, you couldn't ride it!
    I have a 06' Road Glide and I think the greatest thing that Harley can do is marry the performance and operation reliability of the V-Rod with the comfort of a bagger. When they do that, my road glide is history and I will be first in line for the trade up!

    Chris
    06' Roadglide
    Windsor, CT

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  21. I have 2007 Screamin'Eagle bagger built by Wheeler Cycles of Fruitland Park Florida . Comfortable , YA CAN'T TOUCH IT fast . Been ridin' 46 years , nicest ride so far !
    John
    Florida

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  22. I would be first in line to trade my '07 Roadglide in on a VROD touring version, but only if it used the FLTR fairing. That Batwing looks ugly and would do nothing to help with stability.

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  23. Drag specialties offers a Road Glide fairing mounting kit for V Rods including the bags, It doesn't look half bad but I think harley would want to come up with sleeker fairings and bags for the V Rod. They would have a true sport-tourer to compete with the Kawasaki, Honda, and BMWs. I would seriously consider trading my Heritage softail for one. I've always liked the V Rod but want a bike comfortable for two-up riding.

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  24. i love my vrod nightrod special very unique bike one of a kind handles great not to mention all the great comments from people

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  25. the vrod handles great on the road well balanced, lots of power and looks good. ever been on one? i have and i love every mile! if you have not you dont know what your missing its a ride that you will never forgot

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  26. i have 1 question would anyone with a 6 hundred peace of shit ever trade there mess for a vrod if not youre are a living douche
    the vrod is the mac and youre bikes dont come even close so you monkey testis can stick it hard!!!!!!!sometimes the truth hurts hint hint 6oo ryders

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  27. Maddog says, "who cares what type bike ya ride, just ride the damn thing and stop worrying what everyone else rides".

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  28. V RODS ARE THE SHEEET!

    '03 ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    '06 SCREAMIN' EAGLE
    I LOVE MY V RODS!!!!!!!!

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  29. You guys are tough on each other...lol. I've been riding Harleys for 15 years and Honda sport bikes prior to that for 10. Last year I traded my 05 Fat Boy in on a Vance & Hines touched up 09 Night Rod Special. I have to say, it's the most fun bike I've ever ridden. It has an evil look about it and plenty of HP (dyno'd at 125 RWHP). I've been 135 in straight but limited runs on it and it still wanted to go faster. It can't compete with large cc crotch rockets but it'll eat a 600 up on a straight road. It doesn't take the corners very well at higher speeds, wasn't meant to and I'm not going there. It's quite comfortable to ride for 3-4 hours which is all I'll ever do. I love crusing it with my traditional Harley friends because IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIDE BOYS!!!

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  30. I have a 2005 VRSCSE CVO, let me tell you 11.70's is not hard to punch out in the 1/4 mile. And when you smoke the wheel and go sideways at 30 MPH !! You'll get the looks..

    Yes it is NO crotch rocket, won't blast around the Busa's (all respect coming from a ZX10r former rider).. But hell who wants to be the hunchback of Notre Dame anyhow ?

    With it's special helical cut tranny, No clutch shifting at ANY speed , UP or Down, and the amount of acceleration, you can't compare the Vrod to any bike..

    I speak with confidence, and I have been riding moto for 27-28 years, over 20 bikes , too many to name, but a few, GS1000, Zx9, Honda Shadow 600, Zx10R, GSXR750..

    Not only all of this AND water cooled! You AIR heads pay close attention to this one.
    Let's all take our bikes to Sturgis, and when your bike (airhead style) pukes her guts out, after being in a 2 mile sea of bikes, hitting temps. of 110 degrees. You might consider the possibilites of that radiator thinggy in the front of my VROD.. LOL

    AND I will still roast my rear rubber next to your puking air-cooled donkey.. Don't let the smoke get in your eyes, you'll tear up !

    ~05 VRSCSE CVO

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  31. who cares whats faster ! Enjoy the ride..if you hit the blacktop it all feels the same..only I see more crotch-rockets flipped over in accidents than other bikes..buy the bike & be a responsible rider..have the power if you need it & a nice looking bike & the toys are not just for the boys !...Im a female & just bought my first bike..a 2009 v-rod nightrod special. The bike has the power & sleek look & handles great..love the 240 tire on the back ! I'm quite satisfied with my choice !!! I didn't buy it for speed..just to cruise & enjoy !

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  32. What's up with all the abuse and anger? Doesn't matter what you ride as long as you ride! I've ridden since 1975, owned all the Jap brands and logged 17 years on a Gold Wing 1100. In 2007 I bought a Road King and no matter what all the other brands can give me in comfort, speed or quality, they can't even touch the comfort I feel in my heart and soul when riding my Harley...Why should I let other peoples opinions spoil my experience? Ride Safe, Stay Alive and watch out for moose and the odd kangaroo when riding through the Scandinavian forests on your way to the Swedish National HOG Rally in Åre, 23-25 July 2010, http://www.hogrally2010.se and the Norwegian National HOG Rally in Svolvær, The Lofoten Islands, 29 July - 1 august 2010, http://www.arctichog.no All Bikers Welcome! Regards, Sebby
    PS. If the links don't work, copy and paste in your browser;-)

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  33. Don't you just love America!! Where else can you go to see stuff like this. Seemingly grown boys spouting off there opinions anonymously of course, lol. Have to agree with Mr Sebby here. You guys sound like a bunch of 10 year olds comparing dick sizes. Either you ride or you don't. Differnece between bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts I guess.
    Ride free.

    J. James

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  34. well,ive been ridin harleys all my life,no matter what you ride,no matter how fast you wanna go,if you dont ride with some sense,you arent gonna be around long,smoke yer tires if you like like buying more,thats great fun huh?oh yeah,my fxr has 320,000 miles on it.just put a s&s 124 in it,bring on yer waterhead,EVERYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT HD WILL TELL YA THE FXR IS THE BEST HANDLING BIKE HD EVER BUILT,KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP GIRLZ

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  35. STREET GLIDE 2010 AND PUT A 124 CUBE S&S KIT IN IT!!11'S IN THE 1/4 MILE AND OVER 235KMH TOP SPEED THATS WHAT WE DO IN AUSTRALIA

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  36. All of you who are anti-vrod have never ridden one. It is THE bike. It can cruise at 65 or do 150. While it can't corner as well as the jap bikes, most jap bike riders are afraid to corner as fast as I can on the vrod. Take one for a test drive... you'll be sorry you did!

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  37. I'm 52 yrs old,Owned 17 roadbikes, not counting numerous dirt bikes. I am (or was) a purest. Pull back bars,teardrop tank,chop chop kinda guy. Then I f#@%&d around and test rode a 2004 V-Rod with a numbered paint scheme 143 of 200 trible flames, make a long story short.... sold my beautifull Dyna and I am still in love with my V-Rod, It's without a doubt the finest bike I ever swung a legg over, and for you know it alls that want to compare it will do this or it will do that but never pulled the throttle on one, my oldest daughter husband owns a Susuki GXSR 600 and I have whupped him on several occasions, hell all of em will run 150mph, the trick is who gets it there first....The V-Rod Rules!!!!

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  38. Pan Chopper man, you are an embarrassment. Shut down that mouth, spit out the oil you are soaking up and just ride dickhead.

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  39. Who care what you ride as log as you ride. I ride a 07 FLHTCUI and have made sport bike owners comment on how impressed they were with the bike. My response is "Sure anybody can go 100+ hunched over, try it sitting up with your face in the wind..." Or another favorite is how long can you ride with out stopping?" Generally I get 30 minutes as an answer to which I retort "when my tank is empty". What I am trying to say is is more about the rider then the bike. I have ridden about 1000 miles on the V-Rod and the overall impression was nice bike with not enough storage. Comfort could also be improved but the flat torque curve makes me drool like the village drunk! I ride over 10K miles a year in the northeast where the riding season is 8 months at best. What’s your average yearly mileage?

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  40. I have had two v-rods over the past 2 years. An 03 and now an 02. I almost lost my life on the 03. Completely my fault. The bike was awesome. After many a surgery on head and face my desire to love another v-rod took over and am lovin my 02 severely. Rode many a bike but only two that make me feel special and truly alive. Everyone feel blessed to ride!!!

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