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2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA

The 2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA is considered a new breed of high-tech See more motorcycle pictures .

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is more than just the of Harley-Davidson’s liquid-cooled V-twin; the concept behind a whole of motorcycle — the 2002 VRSCA V-Rod.

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For years, rumors of a Harley circulated like Big sightings at an annual tabloid Liquid cooling? Double cams. Four valves per Preposterous!

Yet despite the obvious in design principles, this turned out to be true.

Though the V-Rod represents a different kind of animal in the lineup, its heart comes an established company source: the Harley’s VR 1000, which the racing scene back in was powered by a liquid-cooled, double-overhead-cam, V-twin very similar to found in today’s radical

The 2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA motor produces an impressive 115 at 8,250 rpm — more any other street motorcycle the has ever produced.

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Without specifications of the Revolution motor are high-tech, yet remain grounded in tradition. A V-twin configuration was a though the spread between the was increased from the usual 45 to a smoother-running 60 degrees. Both rods still share the crankshaft journal, but the crank is now a stronger one-piece forged rather than Harley’s three-piece design.

The traditional overhead-valve layout way to more efficient double cams activating four per cylinder. Electronic sequential-port injection feeds the hungry with spark provided by ignition coils. Liquid departure from the Harley more consistent operating and the front-mounted radiator carries fashioned scoops on its outside to assist airflow. A 2-into-l-into-2 system culminates in a pair of slash-cut mufflers .

The 2002 VRSCA V-Rod features a low silhouette.

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A vastly oversquare 3.94-inch and 2.84-inch … (other motors are undersquare) result in a of 69.0 cubic inches, or ccs-hardly a large motor by standards. Nevertheless, working on 11.3:1 compression, the Revolution out an impressive 115 horsepower at 8,250 rpm more than any other motorcycle the company has ever A gear primary drive than the traditional double- or chain) transfers power to the transmission through a hydraulically clutch — the first in history.

Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod

Designated VRSCA, the Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod new ground in other ways as While the long, low silhouette is not a departure, the 38-degree fork is steeper than that of any Harley, and contributes to a lengthy wheelbase-also the greatest of any bike in the

The speedometer on the 2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod is housed in a pod-like panel.

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A silver perimeter wraps around the motor, the anodized aluminum body rather than being by them. A special hydroform is used to produce the extreme seen in the upper frame while a lower bolt-on holds the powertrain.

A twin-filament resides in an ovoid housing extends up into a pod-like panel carrying a speedometer. and fuel gauge. The fuel isn’t a tank at all; simply a cover that the downdraft intake system, the tank being located the seat for a lower center of Out back, a clipped rear reminiscent of that used on the covers a fat 180-section 18-inch versus a 120-section 19-incher in

The 2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA is high-tech, yet grounded in Harley

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Solid front and rear are fitted to only two Harley-Davidson the Fat Boy and the V-Rod. But they are of decidedly design. Where the Fat Boy’s a three-piece look-with the rims to cast disc hubs-the appear to be turned from a block of aluminum.

Four-piston calipers grip floating rotors in front, a rotor in the rear. Final is by Harley’s typical cogged

Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod

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