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2007 Harley-Davidson VRSCX Get Your Drag On

Harley-Davidson has introduced a motorcycle for the tire-smoke-lovin’ enthusiasts among us. The bold, new VRSCX carries the bright of the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance Hines that has dominated NHRA’s Pro Motorcycle drag-racing class, three consecutive Pro Stock titles.

Unless you’re on ice, you can never have too power, and the VRSCX has it in spades: powered by a 1250cc (76ci) version of Harley’s Revolution motor (the iteration seen on last year’s CVO For this hot-rod version, engineers have upped (from 1130cc) via a 5mm increase in the bores, boosting both and torque.

It’s rated to a healthy 123 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 86 of torque at 7000 revs, at the crank, up 8 horses and 12 pounds of compared with the VRSCAW. also says the cylinder are custom ported and the cam timing is This new model is the quickest, powerful production Harley yet and can kick … in a straight

Other features unique to model include a stainless-steel handlebar, a custom drag flyscreen, a bar and shield logo on the scooped saddle and a spoked front wheel.

Ever I first rode a V-Rod, the four-valve-per-cylinder engine design has my favorite Harley powerplant-and now it has more power. It really alive at about 4500 rpm and strongly up to its 9000-rpm redline. Yet it can lug down to 2000 rpm in fifth (or about 35 mph), demonstrating a and smoothness that rivals any out there.

Start-up is immediate, hot or and the fuel injection keeps the running flawlessly at all times.

effort with the cable-actuated wet is a little on the high side, can be tiring in traffic. However, the hook up well, and it’s to get smooth, chatter-free launches. are quick and reliable, with no engagements or false neutrals the five-speed gearbox.

It’s also a cinch to neutral when stopped, hello, Motor Company, how a sixth gear?

All that power feeds through a drive to a phat 240mm by rear tire wrapped an eight-inch-wide slotted aluminum-alloy (As opposed to the front wheel, oddly is a spoked unit.) that wide rear gives the bike an appropriately drag-racing look, it also cornering more difficult. plenty of stopping power twin 300mm front rotors clamped by cool-looking four-pot calipers with over them.

In back, a setup resides, but with a disc. Braking is powerful, yet to modulate, with low effort and fade-free stops.

A non-adjustable fork with 49mm carries the front end. The 36-degree rake angle as those of the Night Rod and V-Rod) is two steeper this year, helps turn-in somewhat. An swingarm flanked by twin coil-over shocks, adjustable for only, support the tail

Ride quality is firm but on average roads in normal

Forward-mounted pegs and foot on the VRSCX require riders to out their legs and lean to grip the shorty handlebar. the bike into a corner and you get an awkward feel from the geometry-that monster 240 tire turning, and the limited leverage of the handlebar exacerbates the feeling. those low-mounted pegs to touch down early in giving the phrase dragging heels a whole new meaning.

will have to cling to the as the anorexic rear-sloping seat has sliding aft every time you the throttle. A deeply notched saddle positions the rider at 27.1 inches off the tarmac, and the helps lock the rider in drag-strip-style launches, but thin and a folded clamshell riding make long rides a of fortitude.

Another change made to all models is the relocation of the ignition from under the right of the seat to just aft of the radiator, on the right side. Perhaps got tired of all the press bikes back with melted key heads, a result of them being dropped between the exhaust pipes.

But the V-Rod manages to look cool, no what version you’re on. stylish headlight-a signature on all the V-Rods-looks like it came a Porsche. And that just to be the company that helped H-D the engine’s development- what a

Despite its small size, headlight throws an incredible of light on high beam, the small, tinted flyscreen just over the light is somewhat less effective in its

The instrument-gauge cluster incorporates a tach on the left, with a speedometer and gas gauge on the right. tripmeters and a digital clock space with the odometer, with the usual indicator At night, the instruments have a orange-tinted glow, which them pleasing to look at and to read.

When it comes time to up, you’ll have to remember what looks like a gas on the VSCRX is just an airbox; the fuel tank and filler are under the non-locking tilt-up Capacity is five gallons, up the 3.7 gallons of original models had a paltry range of about 100

Adding more room for required a change to wider rails on the hydro-formed steel but the capacity increase is one of the best made to the V-Rod series to Factory-advertised mileage is 33.9 and 44.1 highway. Our mileage from 31.2 to 39.7 averaging 37.8, and the low fuel usually came on at about 135

Overall, the VRSCX is a strong, runner using a now-proven to whisk you down the boulevard or in style. It’s well powerful, attractive and attention-getting, but its finicky cornering characteristics, ergonomics and that 20-grand it’s not for everyone. On the other not everyone rides long or on twisty roads, and this is one you won’t see a dozen of every you go for a ride.

With only 1400 being built this it should hold its value so if you want one, you’d see your Harley dealer

Harley-Davidson VRSCX Screamin
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