I'm not there the KS is superior to the VR in every way. Totally different purposes and classes of bikes. Maybe for the riding one has an interest in, the roads one wants to go down, the KS is superior. Excellent. For many who just want to cruise, probably ride in the city a lot, short country rides, they would opt for the V-Rod easily.
Exactly... don't loose sight of what a bike is created for. Too many do this. Especially with chopper guys wanting ungodly amounts of hp from a v-twin.