Harley Davidson: Birth of a V-Rod Video Guide

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This show/series tells the behind-the-scenes story of the design and creation of the revolutionary Harley Davidson V-Rod From the initial rough napkin sketches to its triumphant unveiling and test rides at the annual Sturgis Bike Rally, where hundreds of thousands of Harley enthusiasts gather each year. With exclusive access to Harley's top-secret product design center the show/series follows the battles between the visionary design department and the engineers who struggle to turn ambitious dreams into working parts. See the new design put through brutal road and endurance tests, to the moment the production line prepares to crank out unit number one, and the celebration that accompanies the V-Rod's public debut.

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Harley Davidson: Birth of a V-Rod Video Guide

  1. 1. Student Resource 2.1 Harley Davidson Birth of the V Rod Worksheet Student Name: _______________________ Watch the video entitled: Harley Davidson Birth of the V-Rod. answer the questions below. As you watch the video, A. What was the problem Harley Davidson faced in this video? B. Was brainstorming used in the making of the new V-Rod? YES NO C. List some examples of the research conducted as they tried to build the new V-Rod: D. List some problems encountered in the making of the V-Rod prototype: E. What two manufacturing process is used to form the V-Rod frame? F. What testing processes were used to measure reliability and durability? G.How was information about the new motorcycle communicated? H. How long did it take to develop the new motorcycle? ______________________ © 2012 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEMCenter for Teaching and Learning

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