Harley-Davidson has been producing motorcycles since 1903.
Harley Davidson developed the V-Twin Racing Street Custom in 2001 to compete against other American and Japanese muscle bikes. Also known as the VRSC, the V-Rod, the Street-Rod or the Night-Rod, this bike was developed in conjunction with Porsche. It incorporates a variety of features, and it is discernible by its 60-degree V-Twin engine.
Displacing 68.95 cubic inches, the four-stroke V-Twin engine produces 115 horsepower at 8250 rotations per minute (rpm) and 77.4 ft-lbs. of torque at 6600 rpm. Its 3.9-inch bore and 2.8-inch stroke yield a compression ratio of 11.3 to 1. This motor uses a liquid cooling system, a double overhead camshaft and an injection fuel system.
Weighing 628.3 lbs. “dry” (without gear, fuel and oil), the 2003 V-Rod measures 95.9 inches long. The seat sits 26 inches from the ground at the lowest setting. This bike clears the ground by 5.1 inches, and its wheelbase is 67.3 inches long. Its fuel tank holds 3.7 gallons.
Tires and Brakes
This bike uses 120/70ZR19 tires in the front and 180/55ZR18 tires in the rear. In the front and rear, the 2003 V-Rod uses single 11.5-inch disc brakes with four-piston calipers.