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Pat Esposito

New York, USA

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

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4.8
The VROD started the REVOLUTION. The engine now in the Pan American. Sportster S and others. This engine performs, with power and linear torque that always makes you smite. With a set of Avon's, it almost flickable. Solid suspension and excellent breaks, make this the best Harley ever produced IMHO.... read more
The VROD started the REVOLUTION. The engine now in the Pan American. Sportster S and others. This engine performs, with power and linear torque that always makes you smite. With a set of Avon's, it almost flickable. Solid suspension and excellent breaks, make this the best Harley ever produced IMHO.
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Joseph Knopf

Delaware, USA

Reviewed on March 13, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2004 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod view listing

5.0
Great bikes,they have plenty power,brakes are very good and the suspension works very good as well.-The water cooling and fuel injection is a welcome change also to help with those 80 degree days and better fuel mileage.-... read more
Great bikes,they have plenty power,brakes are very good and the suspension works very good as well.-The water cooling and fuel injection is a welcome change also to help with those 80 degree days and better fuel mileage.-
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Jim

California

Reviewed on August 14, 2022

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod view listing

4.5
This is a fun bike with a lot of power and a unique appearance. I’ve had friends call my bike beautiful. At a 120 mph and pulling, you’ll start wondering if the wind will blow one of your legs sticking out in front off the peg. Water cold, single oil sump, 1130cc eye turning affordable crotch ro... read more
This is a fun bike with a lot of power and a unique appearance. I’ve had friends call my bike beautiful. At a 120 mph and pulling, you’ll start wondering if the wind will blow one of your legs sticking out in front off the peg. Water cold, single oil sump, 1130cc eye turning affordable crotch rocket. saddlebags will defile it And range of about 130 miles. The aluminum rims and forks put badly.
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Steve

San Antonio, Texas

Reviewed on November 2, 2012

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod view listing

5.0
I absolutely love my Harley VROD VRSCA. It is great riding on long and short hauls and handles great on straight-a-ways. It's harder to handle when travelling slow due to the rake on front end. I have really enjoyed my ride. I would not want to trade it for any other type bike.... read more
I absolutely love my Harley VROD VRSCA. It is great riding on long and short hauls and handles great on straight-a-ways. It's harder to handle when travelling slow due to the rake on front end. I have really enjoyed my ride. I would not want to trade it for any other type bike.
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Phil

Grayslake, Illinois

Reviewed on May 24, 2012

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5.0
I've been riding bikes since I was 10 and this is the best overall cruiser I have been on. If you plan to spend hours and hours touring around the country this is not the bike for you. I like the performance of the Porsche designed engine, rock solid external frame, stable low and long wheel base, all com... read more
I've been riding bikes since I was 10 and this is the best overall cruiser I have been on. If you plan to spend hours and hours touring around the country this is not the bike for you. I like the performance of the Porsche designed engine, rock solid external frame, stable low and long wheel base, all combined with the HD craftsmanship. As for performance. I wound mine up to 7,500 in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and found myself doing more than twice the legal limit. Not sure how long it took to get there but I know it took my breath away. I shifted through to 5th and the Harley pedigree showed itself as the big v twin balanced out a super smooth throaty hum at 4,500. If you are not going to step up and by a high end BMW or Super high end Harley, you can't do better.
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Randy L.

Houston, Texas

Reviewed on August 11, 2005

Motorcycle reviewed 2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod view listing

4.0
Good power, good comfort, handling much better than my other HD, gets hot in summer but I don't ride when it gets too hot out anyhow, transmission is not as clunky as my Fat Boy that I had before, they fixed a small oil leak from the rocker cover then I had a recall and they put a new engine in, my original m... read more
Good power, good comfort, handling much better than my other HD, gets hot in summer but I don't ride when it gets too hot out anyhow, transmission is not as clunky as my Fat Boy that I had before, they fixed a small oil leak from the rocker cover then I had a recall and they put a new engine in, my original motor was mechanically quieter, the brakes chatter some but it stops well, it's a good cruiser and less glitches than the other HDs I've had, a little costly but I used to spend a lot more.
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Anonymous

Kingstowne, Virginia

Reviewed on October 6, 2004

Motorcycle reviewed 2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod view listing

5.0
I don't normally take the time to write reviews; but I feel I should let folks know about this product by H-D, one word: fantastic. I have had my V-Rod since May '02, took delivery at less than MSRP at a time when others were paying a premium- (but that's another story). And I have been very happy from day ... read more
I don't normally take the time to write reviews; but I feel I should let folks know about this product by H-D, one word: fantastic. I have had my V-Rod since May '02, took delivery at less than MSRP at a time when others were paying a premium- (but that's another story). And I have been very happy from day one, it has been reliable, rides great, and powerful. I took delivery with the Screamin Eagle slip-ons, the K&N air filter and flash. The bike continues to become louder, which I don't care about one way or the other but that seems to be a big deal to some people, I have always like the way it has sounded. It rides real nice and smooth, no vibration and I have ridden over 500 miles in one day and have not had a problem. And that was along mainly back roads and the Blue Ridge parkway. The bike draws attention wherever I go, I am always getting comments like "That is the best looking bike; "Is that a custom, people wave at me with their whole hand, not one finger, and that is after riding this for over a year and a half and it's still happening. It's a big hit at parades and other events I have attended. I have changed to Mobil 1 synthetic oil and it seemed to rev a little quicker and runs cool. I do my own maintenance and the bike has needed very little attention other than oil changes. It has not leaked a drop, other than the time I forgot to tighten the dip stick all the way; I was just in a hurry to get on the road and saw oil on the kick stand at my first gas stop, tightened the dip stick and it solved that issue. Now, this bike does have a small gas tank, and I stop every 100-115 miles to fill up, but I have found that even when I ride with my other Harley buddies they like to stop around that time anyway; for a drink or a bathroom break. Since myself and my friends mainly ride back roads, that's about every hour to hour and a half. I do get over 40 MPG, depending on speed mostly around 42 MPG, so I could go up to 140 before I'd be real close. On one ride to Myrtle Beach for bike week (430 highway miles) I only stopped 3 times and once was for lunch. Of course we stopped because the bagger with the big bore 103ci and I were getting about the same mileage per tank, anyway. This bike does haul butt, I don't do as well gas mileage wise when I am by myself because I have a tendency to get on it too much, and can easily leave most of my friends behind. Overall this is a fun bike and has been very dependable. You do get a little buffeting with the solid front wheel around 18-wheelers; but I have found it really depends on the truck's shape and what they are hauling, some are worse than others; and it sucks to be behind lumber trucks, they drop more crap, but then again that is not an issue only for the V-Rod. I don't use a windshield because I think that's not true riding; I like to feel the wind. But, I do ride with a flip-up full face, for protection. If I were to have to buy another bike it would be another V-Rod, I am very happy with this machine, recommend it highly. Thanks and have fun and ride safe. Dave
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Big D

Lexington Park, Maryland

Reviewed on September 20, 2004

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5.0
It takes riding, better yet, owning a V-Rod to fully appreciate how special this motorcycle truly is. I happily own a 2003 V-Rod and the riding experience gets better and better every time I get on it. I look forward to riding it each and every day. I dislike when it rains and when winter comes, because I ... read more
It takes riding, better yet, owning a V-Rod to fully appreciate how special this motorcycle truly is. I happily own a 2003 V-Rod and the riding experience gets better and better every time I get on it. I look forward to riding it each and every day. I dislike when it rains and when winter comes, because I have to park it in the garage and drive my SUV. The V-Rod is unlike any motorcycle that I've ever owned. I previously owned a Japanese Motorcycle, nice bike, but the V-Rod is much nicer to ride. Not because it's a Harley-Davidson, I'm not into the name on the motorcycle. I'm into the joyful experience that the motorcycle brings. Before, I was a part-time weekend rider. I would go a couple of weeks without even touching my previous motorcycle. The V-Rod is smooth and powerful. Not only does it look good, it rides better than it looks. Harley-Davidson hit a grand slam home run when they created the V-Rod. The liquid cooled Revolution engine is way ahead of its time. With Porsche's assitance, Harley-Davidson changed the way everyone will look at the forgotten Cruiser market and motorcyles in general. With 115 Horse Power at the crank shaft and 106 RWHP, 0-60 in 2.8 seconds with the stock motor on pump gasoline. Anyone wanting to the experience V-Rod should visit their local Harley dealer and see about taking a test ride. Guarantee it will be an experience that you won't soon regret.
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Terry4116

Houston, Texas

Reviewed on June 28, 2004

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5.0
I just picked up my new 04 Vrod and I am totally in love with the bike. This is my first move from a pure sport bike to a cruiser(hard to agree this is a cruiser). The bike has great performance and comfort. The pure Vtwin sound and torque is very impressive. Every stop I make on this bike draws a ton of ... read more
I just picked up my new 04 Vrod and I am totally in love with the bike. This is my first move from a pure sport bike to a cruiser(hard to agree this is a cruiser). The bike has great performance and comfort. The pure Vtwin sound and torque is very impressive. Every stop I make on this bike draws a ton of attention. Besides the small gas tank(you will be filling up often), this bike is very close to perfection.
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kennymattox

miami, Florida

Reviewed on June 10, 2004

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5.0
Never had a Harley,rode a few in my 34 yrs. of riding, seems like everyone wants a Harley sometime in there life. I went into the dealership to buy a cruiser, test rode a low rider, deuce, nightrain, fatboy,a nd a custom Bigdog, then I rode the v-rod. I just can't let my adrenaline stop flowing at the age of ... read more
Never had a Harley,rode a few in my 34 yrs. of riding, seems like everyone wants a Harley sometime in there life. I went into the dealership to buy a cruiser, test rode a low rider, deuce, nightrain, fatboy,a nd a custom Bigdog, then I rode the v-rod. I just can't let my adrenaline stop flowing at the age of 44, so I left the harley dealer went back to my local honda/suzuki/yamaha dealer and looked at the cheaper non-harley bikes. There's a reason they are 1/2 the cost, it's just not a HARLEY. So I test rode the lowrider [AGAIN],this time with my wife on the back and she said it was nice. Then I test rode the v-rod again she said WOWWWWWWW! THATS YOU!!!
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