· Exhaust Enhancements: Many V-Rod owners say they love the sleek look of the bike’s factory exhaust, but they’re disappointed with the sound. Though a set of aftermarket Rineharts ramp up the rumble, some feel they’re too loud. Dozens of upgrade enthusiasts insist Harley’s Screaming Eagle pipes help you find a nice middle ground while providing a slight performance boost.
· Airflow Advancements: If you’re going to change out the pipes, you might as well go the whole nine yards and upgrade your entire airflow system, right? Typical stock air filters tend to hamper the performance of any high-output engine, and the V-Rod is no exception. Think about opting for a filter that allows for more optimum airflow. Harley offers its own versions, but other manufacturers have their fair share of options as well. Installing airbox modifications can help with airflow and performance, too. For optimum output, add an EFI tuner to the mix to make up for the V-Rod’s naturally lean running issues.
· Cosmetic Changes: While some V-Rod riders complain about the lackluster sound of its stock pipes, others are dissatisfied with the bike’s front and rear views. These are pretty easy fixes with a wide range of kits designed to heighten its overall appearance. From lowering the license plate bracket to making the mirrors a bit less intrusive, any number of upgrades are available in this arena. If you’re looking to take things up another notch, consider having a custom fairing installed. These can make for a sleeker headlight position while also dispersing the wind on those chillier rides.