GLH, try riding a bike at 185 or faster. Try it down around 160. It's as "UNGAY" as ungay gets.
Don't knock the rice burners for what they are capable of. That's why Harley had to organize and start the "All Harley" drag racing circuit. They were so outclassed by those "buzzy little Jap bikes".
I get such a laugh out of Harley telling us what a hot rod the "V-Rod" is. They are even advertising it. My little 908cc 85' Elliminator would run low low low tens all day long. Finally sold it, very reluctantly to my mailman last Dec. He made me an offer I couldn't refuse and I wasn't riding it much. So in a moment of sheer stupidity I let it go. Am sorry I did every day of the week. In today's world, no one knew what it was. They might have been suspicious, seeing those 4 Keihein CR Series (coffee can sized) smoothbores hanging off the cylinder head, or the Supertrapp exhaust, or the fact it shook the ground when it idled. But stoplight to stoplight it was virtually unbeatable. Selling that bike made my top five "stupid list". Every time I saw a Harley, the "Jaws" music would pop into my head. Not knocking Harleys here, they are gorgous bikes, but fast just isn't their bag.