In the various threads about the closing of Buell several people commented on why not build a bike based on the V-Rod engine. Eric Buell has long been reported as discounting that idea because of the engines size and weight. Spanish website SoloMoto30.com has an article on this SPEED HARLEY DAVIDSON V-ROD ROD by French designer JEAN FRANCOIS VINCENT. The bike is very traditional in its styling compared to Buell‘«÷s cutting edge design emphasis yet it does seem to make the argument that you could make a good looking ride with the V-Rod engine. However; the article has no data panel or ride assessment to tell us if the looks can be matched with street riding performance.