2017 Harley-Davidson V-ROD Muscle

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It sends massive horsepower and low-end torque directly to your adrenal gland when you unleash the engine. The V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle doesn't stutte

There’s a quarter-mile of asphalt in its family tree.

Our deep racing heritage comes screaming to life in the V-Rod Muscle®. It starts with a liquid-cooled 1250cc 60° Revolution® V-Twin engine featuring dual overhead cams and 120 horsepower to the fat rear tire. Coupled with high-performance features, like Brembo® dual disc brakes, assist and slip clutch, drag style bars and inverted front forks. You get a look that’s pure, streamlined, American muscle. Just like you’d expect from its name.

Authentic Styling

  • FAT REAR TIRE: Behold the ultra-fat, 240mm rear tire for a powerful, no-nonsense look and added grip. Harnessing explosive, off-the-line power, the rear tire on the V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle enhances the pure dragster look with the sticky, high-performance tread you need for staying glued to the pavement.
  • DRAG-STYLE HANDLE BARS WITH INSTRUMENT CLUSTER: Take to the streets in an aggressive power cruising position. With its aluminum shell cast over steel 1-inch tubing and internally-routed wiring, this angular drag-inspired bar comes on strong with a clean, mean and meaty attitude. The attached triple gauge cluster—bold, sleek and easy-to-read mph, rpm and fuel gauges is our distinct take on custom performance.
  • INVERTED FORKS: Race-inspired, 43mm inverted forks help reduce unsprung weight and increase strength and rigidity of the assembly. They add to the wide look that flows all the way through to the tail of the V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle. Strong and sporty—the front end is a testament to the dominating look of a modern muscle car.
  • AIR BOX COVER: Matching the color and angular design of the V-Rod Muscle® model bodywork, the airbox cover incorporates side scoops covered with woven wire mesh for a meaty, powerful race bike look. You can't help but think about the Detroit muscle cars from back in the day.
  • PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING: Feast your eyes on the Revolution® engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. The unique, platinum finished Revolution® engine features polished cylinder heads and rocker covers for a one-of-a-kind look, while the machined cooling fin tips give it a stripped down metal finish. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Revolution® engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
  • MIRROR TURN SIGNALS: Adding to the clean, streamlined design of the V-Rod Muscle® model are the front LED turn signals. Integrated into the stems of the mirrors, these bright functional indicators are smartly combined with the mirrors to help shore up the front end for a clean, custom look.
  • LED STOP-TURN-TAIL LIGHTS: Bright, highly visible LED lights in combined stop-tail-turn signals are integrated into the rear fender of the V-Rod Muscle® model. Hugging and accentuating the massive rear tire, the design of the combination lights match other angular shapes of the bodywork for an impressive, consistent look from wheel to wheel.
  • DUAL EXHAUST WITH SATIN CHROME FINISH: The V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle proves that a performance exhaust can still be a beautiful set of pipes. Satin chrome, dual side exhaust with fat turnout mufflers combines the style of a muscle car with top-of-the-line Harley-Davidson performance at every twist of the throttle. Jetting out past the rear axle, these dominating pipes add to the fierce, beefy look of the bike.

Comfort

  • FORWARD-MOUNTED CONTROLS: With the custom forward-mount controls on the V-Rod Muscle® model, you can kick back a little and stretch your legs for the ultimate power cruise through town or across the state line. It's time to take in the open road the way you were meant to—on a two-wheeled machine that's built to outmuscle the rest.

Handling

  • BREMBO® BRAKES WITH ABS: Increased confidence. Control. High-performance Brembo® dual-disc brakes offer consistent stopping power at every leg of your journey. Plus, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-up if you need to brake suddenly. And since we stylized the speed sensor, the bike maintains its clean, slick look. Performance without sacrificing style. That's what The Motor Company is all about.
  • MICHELIN® SCORCHER™ TIRES: The Michelin® Scorcher™ tires provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike. The exclusive deep-cut tread design improves grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tire's rubber compounds, which use the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers.
  • ASSIST & SLIP CLUTCH: Taken from the racetrack to the world of custom. The V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle features a Assist & Slip clutch that provides smoother, high-power handling in turns or whenever you downshift. By reducing clutch friction, the slipper clutch helps keep your rear wheel at a controlled clip.

Iconic Engine

  • REVOLUTION® ENGINE: From the Strip to the Street. Harley-Davidson has a passion for performance that is rooted in decades of racing and winning championships. So when The Motor Company set out to produce a high-powered, liquid-cooled engine, it began with the VR1000 superbike engine. Its performance is inspired by American-style big, powerful torque coupled with high-end horsepower. The Revolution® engine is the heart of a machine that attracts a new breed of riders who are fascinated by the heritage and mystique of Harley-Davidson and the power of a high-end street performance motorcycle.
  • REVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION: Through a partnership with legendary automaker Porsche and their world-renowned team of engineers, Harley-Davidson created a revolutionary engine. The final result was something uniquely Harley-Davidson, the industry's most perfect blend of torque and horsepower in the high revving V-Twin Revolution® engine. Fuel injection. Dual overhead cams. Liquid cooled. 122 horses. Massive, brute power behind pure Harley-Davidson innovation.
  • CUSTOM POWER AND PERFORMANCE: Tuned to produce 119 horsepower, the 1250cc Revolution® engine on the V-Rod Muscle® model is one of Harley-Davidson's highest horsepower engine to this day. With dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, it provides 115Nm of torque at 6500 rpm, while feeling refined and velvety smooth all the way up to the redline.

Pricing

  • California Emissions - $100

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2017
Model V-ROD Muscle
Model Code VRODMUSCLE
Color Black Denim

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes Front / Rear - 4-piston
Wheels Front / Rear - 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Colors Black
Tires

Front - 120/70ZR-19 60W

Rear - 240/40R-18 79V

Dimensions

Length 94.9 in.
Weight

As Shipped - 640 lb.

In Running Order - 673 lb.

Ground Clearance 4.1 in.
Wheelbase 67 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 25.6 in.

Unladen - 27.8 in.

Electrical

Lighting High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

Engine

Engine Revolution X™ V-Twin
Horsepower 120
Displacement 1247 cc (76.1 cu in.)
Bore x Stroke 4.13 x 2.835 in.
Torque 87 ft.lbs. @ 6,750 rpm
Fuel Capacity 11.5:1
MPG Rating Combined City / Hwy - 37
Cooling Liquid
Exhaust Satin chrome, dual side exhaust system with turnouts
Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 11.752

2nd - 7.897

3rd - 6.322

4th - 5.459

5th - 4.899

Operational

Oil Capacity With filter - 5 qt.
Primary Drive Gear, 64 / 117 ratio
Rake Steering head (deg) - 34
Trail 5.6 in.
Instrumentation Electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, tachometer

Other

Additional Colors Vivid Black, Velocity Red Sunglo, Corona Yellow Pearl, Crushed Ice Denim