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The basic V-Rod design came from the VR-1000 road-race bike. They raced, learned, made necessary marketing changes, and put it into production.
Then possibly the VR1000 engine was derived from the NOVA project engine. The casings look very similar. And the article states Porsche was used in the development of the NOVA project engine.
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Then possibly the VR1000 engine was derived from the NOVA project engine. The casings look very similar. And the article states Porsche was used in the development of the NOVA project engine.
That is correct,they are both related as part of Harley's long standing engineering partnership with Porsche.
The biggest difference is that the Nova was V-4

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That is correct,they are both related as part of Harley's long standing engineering partnership with Porsche.
The biggest difference is that the Nova was V-4

The more closely I look at the Revolution and Nova engines, the less similar they look to me now. The Nova engine is stressed, while the V-Rod engine isn't. And the cases really are not all that similar. (I don't no why they appeared to be on first blush.) The article did note, however, that the Nova was designed to be built as a v-twin, v-four, or v-six.

Where was that picture of a Nova taken?
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Where was that picture of a Nova taken?
If I remember right it's in Trev Deeleys museum.

http://www.trevdeeley.com/
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old thread, well here we are 15 yrs later with a water cooled "sportster"
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