A V-Rod conferred instant rock-star status in '02, and it's still a standout. At 620 pounds wet, it's no lightweight, but that's still 38 lbs. less than an '02 VTX. And with radically raked steering geometry and a pair of axles spanning more than 5.5 feet of real estate, handling was more of an acquired taste. Trajectory changes take some muscle at parking-lot speeds. The 26-inch seat is a boon to shorter folks, but forward foot controls are a stretch for anyone under 5-foot-7. Steering is a bit quirky around town as well, especially with the throttle off. The 'Rod is a solid piece of work, and Milwaukee did a good job on quality control. But watch for fuel lines worn thin from rubbing against the frame, warped brake rotors and corrosion/oxidation on exposed fasteners.