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Post  Mark G on Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:26 pm

...please know, that Trev Deeley Motorcycle Museum has recently (as of few weeks ago) changed its exhibition.
Sadly, out of many pictures I took, my not_so_smart phone stored only three... maybe I'm the stupid one, haha

Anyway, my favorites? Easy. VR1000 (never seen one in person) and this oddity (never thought I would ever see it!!):

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I know, this is not very important right now, that so many people deal with the fire situation, but I thought that this might provide a little break in these tense moments.


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Post  sunnydog on Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:27 pm

What's a VR1000?
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Post  Mark G on Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:56 pm

sunnydog wrote:What's a VR1000?

My apologies, the VR 1000 was Harley's attempt to get back on the AMA Superbike racing track back in late 80's and 90's. They put a lot of money and effort into that only to find out (after they were done) that the competition was already ahead of that.

Nonetheles, the bike is a looker for sure.

Here's a good read:

http://www.odd-bike.com/2016/03/harley-davidson-vr1000-gods-own-voice.html?m=1

.............
Some reading on Project NOVA (the orange beast pictured above):

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2016/09/19/harley-davidsons-project-nova-look-might/

...and a comment at the bottom of the article:

"I was one of the engineers that worked on NOVA under Mike Hillman. We had completed first phase engine development, we had tooled production crankcases. We were probably 2 years from production when we stopped the project. I went on to program management for the FXRT program and worked with Eric Buell who was the engineering chassis designer. It was fun and I wish that we had had the money to bring it to the market.
Wayne Vaughn"


That's a good piece of MoCo history.
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:24 pm

I e seen that VR 1000 before!
Luckily Erik Buell showed up on the scene to take harley to the winners circle with the sporty drivetrain
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