2012 Harley-Davidson 10th Anniversary Edition V-Rod Review —

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Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition

V-Rod gets improved lighter wheels and pays to the original ‘Rod

Photos by and Nelson

I distinctly recall the time I saw Harley-Davidson ’s V-Rod. its long, low and slender profile, paint from tip to tail and an aluminum solid front it was hard to miss, even in a parking lot.

It seems only a couple years ago I gazed upon this but folks, the reality is that 10 have passed since the V-Rod first rolled the Harley lineup. Ten years! To the ‘Rod’s notable birthday has created a 10th Anniversary V-Rod as part of the company’s model lineup.

The 10th the Night Rod Special and Muscle, the VRSC series a family of for this year.

Early developed notoriety for putting the into a “clamshell” posture via a reach to the handlebar and forward controls. If you’re long-legged, or generally tall, the ergos the worst thing on two wheels. But if build is closer to my 5-foot-8-inch with 30-inch inseam, the reach forward was a turnoff.

The updated V-Rod’s pullback is now 3.0 inches closer to the rider, footrests are a little more an inch closer. A new inverted, fork – a la the V-Rod Muscle – good damping for a smooth and a 2.0-degree reduction in rake (36 to 34 tightens up handling. In addition to rider ergos, an all-new set of gets top billing.

Chopping 4.8 lbs the front wheel and 3.8 lbs from the the new Split 5-Spoke cast wheels are a whopping 8.6 lbs lighter in than the previous models’ One of the best ways to improve a handling and improve suspension is to lighten the wheels. Mission here.

Other updates include a tapered tail-section design a new flush-mount LED taillight and integrated similar to those on some of the Custom models like the

The V-Rod Night Rod Special, a sold in greater numbers the U.S. than domestically, to Harley, receives the same given the anniversary edition. And both models have a 10 Years emblem on the engine the anniversary edition ‘Rod is all the special: Harley intends to this bike for one year

Improved indeed

If the V-Rod’s doesn’t signal to you this is a beast unlike any other, its engine most certainly set it apart from the rest of the H-D

For the birth of the V-Rod in 2002, turned to renowned German car maker, Porsche, for assistance engine design, and drew from the powerplant in the Harley superbike. Going where no production Harley Twin has before, the 2002 V-Rod was by an 1130cc liquid-cooled 60-degree with overhead cams and the Revolution engine. The first-generation engine claimed 115 hp at 8250

Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition

When we last dyno a V-Rod, the Street Rod in our 2007 Cruisers Shootout, the 1130cc managed peak torque of ft-lbs and 107 hp (approx 8000 Ten years later the V-Rods are by the latest version of the Revolution, now 1250cc. Claimed power for the current engine is 125 hp at 8250 rpm and 85 at 7000 rpm.

If you’ve ridden a recent V-Rod, then straddling the 2012 Anniversary or Night Rod is a familiar experience since the seat height is unchanged. reaching for the handlebar and footpegs the controls on the new ‘Rods are significantly than on previous V-Rods. The sensation is a more compact triangle with nowhere the clamshell posture previous folded the rider into.

The deep dishing and rear hold you securely as you wick up the in the smooth liquid-cooled Harley, the engine accelerating eagerly all the way to its rev limit. Equally as impressive as the are the strong-biting Brembo front Anti-lock brakes are part of the Security Package.

As welcome as the to the ergo layout are, so, are handling performance improvements from the new inverted fork, wheels and shallower rake

The limiting factor to spirited is the V-Rod’s stingy lean Get too aggressive and you’ll start sooner than you’d With so much riding potential, increased lean clearance would make a improvement in future V-Rods.

A wheelbase unchanged from year can aid in giving the bike at speed, but when combined that big rear tire, maneuvers, like a tight-radius are still a challenge to complete as the bike feels cumbersome at a pace. You might find second-guessing if you can get the V-Rod turned dabbing your foot on the like a back-up training

For those loyal V-Rod we say, go experience the thoughtful and performance enhancing updates to the Anniversary V-Rod and Night Rod – we’re certain you’ll ‘em. To the V-Rod’s detractors we go experience the thoughtful ergo and enhancing updates to the 10th V-Rod and Night Rod Special – certain you’ll love

Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition
Harley-Davidson VRSCDX V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition


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