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Is the Harley V-Rod fast?

Is the Harley V-Rod fast?

Although they have produced some quick performance bikes over the years, most Harleys on the road are big cruisers meant for comfort over speed. The company’s V-Rod is certainly an exception, reaching a factory rated top speed of 144mph, making it Harley-Davidson’s fastest street-legal production motorcycle.

Why was the V-Rod discontinued?

So why the sudden discontinuation? Without a proper answer from Harley-Davidson, we can only hypothesize on this. One reason may be that the 20-year-old engine no longer meets the Euro 4 emission standards. Other factors could be dwindling sales and the fact that V-Rods have lived out their life.

Who makes the engine for the V-Rod?

Porsche Engineering
Under the development name “Revolution Engine”, in 2002 development partner Porsche Engineering developed a new V2 engine for the “V-Rod” model of the American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson.

Why did they stop making the V-Rod?

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod was among the most unique motorcycles in Harley’s portfolio but it faced a big hurdle: it doesn’t comply with the new Euro 4 norms. Also, the fact that sales for the bike have witnessed a drop in the past few years spurred the American bike maker to end its production run.

What is a V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle?

A brawny bruiser with off-the-line power, the V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle is built for riders who want a little extra beef with their horsepower. It offers big, meaty air scoops, musclebound mufflers, 240 mm rear tyre, and the powerful 1250 cc liquid-cooled Revolution® engine.

Is the Harley Davidson V-Rod a good bike?

But in fact, the V-Rod marked a real departure from the bikes we were used to seeing come out of Milwaukee. Not only did Harley install a real wow factor in the way the bike rides that extends way above the chrome, it also managed to make it look aggressive enough to throw out any feelings of leather chaps and piss-pot helmets.

Is the Harley Davidson Street Rod a good bike?

Harley’s own Street Rod is a grand cheaper and arguably a better bike than the Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod. If you are considering buying a used Harley-Davidson V-Rod, look also at the Yamaha VMAX and Triumph Rocket III.

What do you need to know about a Harley Davidson motorcycle?

There are other important stats: five-gallon fuel tank, 86 foot-pounds of torque, and a unitized transmission. Ultimately, though, you need to know only two things: It’s a Harley. It’s fast.

How much horsepower does a V-Rod muscle have?

It sends 122 horsepower and 86 ft lbs of torque directly to your adrenal gland at 6500 rpm. The V-Rod Muscle® doesn’t stutter when it makes its statement.

Are V Rods good?

The V -Rod is essentially a great but fatally flawed hero. Occasionally brilliant, often charming but sometimes falling short; prone to drink and wild excess. If the V Rod were a car it would be a Corvette; if an actor, it would have to be Ollie Reed.

What is the top speed of a V-Rod?

Harley-Davidson VRSC

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Top speed 137.6–144 mph (221.4–231.7 km/h)
Power 115–125 hp (86–93 kW)(2001-2012) (claimed)@ 8,250 rpm 103.2 hp (77.0 kW) (rear wheel)
Torque 84.0 lbf⋅ft (113.9 N⋅m) (claimed)@ 7,000 rpm 72 lb⋅ft (98 N⋅m) (rear wheel)
Transmission 5-speed, belt drive

What is the fastest stock Harley?

FXDR 114
From a production standpoint, the fastest Harley-Davidson motorcycle is the FXDR 114. It has drag-inspired styling and a performance-first mission with its Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine and light composite components.

Is the Harley V-Rod reliable?

The Harley-Davidson Night Rod is definitely reliable. Our Harley-Davidson Night Rod owners’ reviews show these bikes do tend to be reliable, although there’s one comment about rusty boltheads appearing very early after they purchased their machine.

What’s the difference between night Rod and V-Rod?

The V-Rod Muscle® is slightly shorter than the Night Rod® Special – it has a total length of 94.9 inches, while the Night Rod® Special is at 96.1 inches. They have an identical wheelbase and identical seat heights when loaded. When ready to ride they have almost identical weights.

What’s the fastest stock Harley-Davidson?

What Harley has the most HP?

Hiro Koiso’s 2006 Dyna Super Glide FXD/I is probably one of the fastest street legal (sit-on) Harley-Davidsons ever tuned. The motorcycle is powered by a 135ci JIMS131 Twin Cam engine tuned by T-Man Performance to produce a staggering 400 horsepower (which is more than a new Toyota Supra and Mercedes-AMG CLA45).