Well, had my first run with my uncles v-rod. I have to say the bikes are really equal. We never ran from a dead stop but from 15 on up. Some times I would get him, other times he'd get me. Depends on who hit the rev-limiter first. First run he pulled away from me very slowly from 50 to 90 but the next time I pulled from him the same. I did think the 109 would do better but was not disappointed. I paid a hell of alot less for my bike than he did. I think from a dead stop I would have gotten him but it was his brothers bike and he didn't want to take a chance and let it get out from under him. He also had the same v-rod but sold it last year so he does know how to ride it. Didn't bother me one bit how they ran. I do have to say I really like the look of the v-rod when you see them riding beside you but when you part them together, the 109 is a brute.