2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle

New Look For The New Harley

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Andrea Wilson

Tech Spec
Evolution

Second-generation v-rod with revised styling and the 1250cc revolution motor that debuted in the '07 VRSCX Screamin' Eagle CVO edition.

Rivals
Power cruisers such as the Boulevard M109R, Honda VTX1800F, Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak, Star V-Max and Warrior, Triumph rocket III and Victory Hammer S.

Tech
Price as tested $18,644
Engine type l-c 60-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 1250cc
Bore x stroke 105.0 x 72.0mm
Compression 11.5:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 5-speed
Measured horsepower 104.9 bhp @ 7750 rpm
Measured torque 76.8 lb.-ft. @ 6250 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel perimeter with aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 43mm Showa inverted fork
Rear suspension Dual Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 300mm discs
Rear brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR19 Dunlop D208F Sportmax
Rear tire 240/40-R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Rake/trail 34.0°/5.6 in.
Seat height 26.7 in.
Wheelbase 67.0 in.
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Weight (wet/dry) 674/644 lbs.
Colors Brilliant Silver, Vivid Black, Dark Blue Denim, Red Hot Sunglo
Available Now
Warranty 2 yr./unlimited mi.

Contact:
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
P.O. Box 653
Milwaukee, WI 53201
www.harley-davidson.com

Verdict 4/5 stars
Finally, a V-Rod that looks like a Harley!

By Brian Catterson
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