After having ridden Harleys for 2-3 years I test rode a Harley Davidson V-Rod. I was told to be careful because if I twisted the throttle I would be well over 100 before I knew it. Of course I took that as a challenge and they were correct. I was up to 110 in a couple of seconds. Coming back from the test ride I exited the freeway and the exit had a 270 degree turn and crossed back over the freeway. I misjudged my speed and almost didn’t make that turn, and that was with 2-3 years and 40-50k miles of experience.
I personally will never own a Harley Davidson V-Rod because it is too tempting to ride it fast. I think it is a terrible bike to buy for your first bike.
I recommend you start with a 250. I would not start with more than a Sportster. Let the Harley Davidson V-Rod be your second bike, if not your third.
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special Specs
Type: SOHC Revolution 60º V-twin
Bore x stroke: 4.13 x 2.835 inches
Displacement: 76 cubic inches
Maximum power: 122 horsepower
Maximum torque: 87 ft/lbs @ 6750 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Primary drive: Gear
Final drive: Belt
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special Colors
Crushed Ice Pearl
Velocity Red Sunglo
Corona Yellow Pearl
Crushed Ice Denim
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special Prices