This bike started as a brand new Harley-Davidson V-Rod “Night Rod” model.
Modifications started once the break-in miles were run off, and center on a Trask Turbo Kit.
There was a lot to do to install the kit and tune it to a good balance between torque/horsepower and road-ability. Few creature comforts had to be dealt with and of course a few cosmetics.
RJ at Harbor Town Harley-Davidson did all the hard work and he really knows his stuff – link: https://www.harbortownhd.com/
Horsepower dyno at the rear wheel is set about 160% of stocks 115-120 engine horsepower, and torque is up to a similar 165% of stock.
Pushing much further would have required some serious modifications to the rest of the drive train, including changing out the belt for chain-drive.
Everything we could easily remove was black power coated, a different seat was installed, and the factory bags added. Right side foot pegs have been adjusted/lengthened to provide a bit more clearance from the hot drop pipes and the inter-cooler’s bulk. A tank cover (bra) was added and usable mirrors.
One effort to try fitting a pneumatic speed-shifter didn’t work out, as the ECU (engine control unit) needs were incompatible with the mods for the Turbo kit.
It is interesting to have a Harley that pushed keeps up with the crotch-rockets and will lift its front tire with ease.
Here is a link to Trask: https://www.traskperformance.com/turbo-systems
Unfortunate downside to the turbo is noise. It is much louder than stock and has a racing aggression bark. I’ve had only one officer think it was too loud but I think he more wanted to see it up close as here was no trouble. I’ve seen photos of Trask V-Rods with a glass-pack for European riders, which I should follow up on.
Despite the surplus of power the bike is really a nice ride. Have only has it out once this Virus-Distorted season so far, though I hope to take it to a show or two if they happen.