Harley-Davidson, a Milwaukee-based automotive company, has been active in the industry since 1903. It introduced its VRSC, V-Twin Racing Street Custom, motorcycles in 2001, and the VRSCF V-Rod Muscle, a variant, in 2009. This high-performance power cruiser can be described as having broad, sculpted bodywork with a contemporary and urban sense. The manufacturer highlighted this bike’s newly-designed airbox cover, hydro-formed frame, rear LED lights, mirror turn signals and black body headlamp in its advertising, emphasizing the defining look of this bike.
The 2010 V-Rod Muscle has a 76.28-cubic centimeter, liquid-cooled, Revolution V-twin engine. This engine has a bore of 4.134 inches, a stroke of 2.835 inches and a compression ratio of 11.5 to 1. It is capable of producing 86 foot-pounds of torque at 6,500 rpm. This engine has an electronic sequential port fuel injection, ESPFI, system.
Brakes, Suspension and Wheels
This motorcycle has a 1.69-inch inverted front suspension and 4.0 inches of travel in the rear. It features 11.8-inch, double-disc, four-piston brakes in the front and a 11.8-inch, single-disc, four-piston brake in the rear. In the front it sports 120/70ZR-19 tires; in the rear it has 240/40R-18 tires.
This bike has a wheelbase length of 67 inches and was 92.8 inches long with a seat height at 25.6 inches. It has 4.8 inches of ground clearance and a dry weight of 640 lbs. With its five-gallon fuel tank, the 2010 V-Rod Muscle has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway.