2011 Harley-Davidson MotorcycleDeveloped in conjunction with Porsche, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod takes the American dream machine and gives it a Teutonic updating.
The 1250cc motor is liquid cooled, with overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The Muscle version of the V-Rod bristles with aluminum goodies, including the wheels, handlebars, and triple clamps, giving it an appropriately purposeful look.To keep the look clean, LED turn signals are integrated into the rearview mirrors and rear fender. New Michelin Scorcher tires make an appearance in 2011, along with ABS.2011 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: SOHC V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 4.134″ x 2.835″
WHEELBASE: 67 inches
RAKE: 34 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 26.7 inches
WET WEIGHT: 673 pounds
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!