Trask offers drag strip-ready upgrades for Harley's V-Rod

Publish Date: 
Oct 1, 2013
By Bruce Steever

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The V-Rod was a major departure for Harley-Davidson, but the bike has earned its share of fans. A major part of its appeal is its impressive straight-line performance; no other Harley has the ability to rip down the drag strip with such haste.

Of course, when things start to get serious, drag racing starts to quickly overcome the limits of nearly any bone-stock machine.

For riders looking to get the most out of their V-Rods at the track, Trask Performance has the driveline upgrades.

The first upgrade is simple: switching over to a conventional chain and sprockets. Besides being stronger and more compact than a belt, chainwheels are much easier to source and change for quick gearing changes when required. Trask’s chain conversion uses the rider’s choice of 50 chain and sprockets for additional customization as well. The conversion kit fits all 2007 and later V-Rods and retails for $139.95.

Once the final drive is upgraded, the clutch is usually the next priority. Trask's billet clutch basket is CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, providing improved strength over stock, and is hard-anodized for durability. The billet basket is also a full pound lighter than the stock cast clutch basket, reducing rotational inertia for even faster acceleration.

The billet basket retails for $549.95 and fits all 2002 and later V-Rods.

See Trask’s full line of performance parts at And, of course, when the need for velocity becomes an obsession, Trask’s bolt-on turbo kits are ready and waiting…