Real Classic - - Letters - Rowena

This must be a ‘clas­sic, what­ever its age! I saw it in Tener­ife. I was un­aware that Porsche made mo­tor­cy­cles. There can’t be many around.

Dave Bushell, mem­ber 6734

Oh crikey, don’t let Frank see that. Rats. Too late. He’d love one. It’s the re­cently dis­con­tin­ued Har­ley- David­son V-Rod – the mo­tor of which was de­vel­oped as a joint project with Porsche En­gi­neer­ing in 2000 or there­abouts.

The VRSC mo­tor broke new ground for Har­ley back then with the firm’s first use of over­head cams and liq­uid cool­ing. Not sure why this one is badged as a Porsche – per­haps it has some in­ter­est­ing his­tory. Or per­haps the owner loves the bike but can’t abide the Har­ley badge…?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.