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2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

It’s already been 10 years since Harley-Davidson introduced their famed muscle bike, the V-Rod. And to celebrate the occasion, H-D released the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition as on one of three new editions in its 2012 VRod lineup (Muscle, Night Rod).

The 10th Anniversary Edition (VRSCDX) features a custom Silver Pearl bodywork with color-matched frame, and of course all the speed screen, extra chrome and polished surfaces the V-Rod is known for.

When the V-Rod was first introduced in 2002, it featured a 1130-cc, 6-degree Revolution V-Twin engine with a 9,000 RPM. Over the years, Harley continued to enhance the V-Rod, and the 2012 edition features the 1250-cc, liquid-cooled Revolution engine.

The 10th Anniversary VRod’s powerplant features dual overhead camshafts, four-valve cylinder heads, and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI).

This is all laid to the pavement through an Assist and Slip Clutch, five-speed transmisson, high-performance carbon fiber drive belt to the 240-mm Michelin Scorcher rear tire. Stopping all this VRod muscle is triple-disc Brembo brakes, with an optional for factory ABS; ABS is part of the optional Security Package that also includes the Smart Security system with proximity-based, hands-free security fob.

2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition Features:

  • Rubber-mounted, liquid-cooled, 1,250 cc Revolution engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI); 125 hp at 8,250 rpm; 85 ft. lbs. of torque at 7,000 rpm.
  • NEW Straight-shot exhaust with dual, chrome slash-cut mufflers and chrome exhaust shield.
  • NEW Split five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with diamond cut highlights.
  • NEW Pullback handlebar with polished finish.
  • NEW Inverted front forks in silver and polished finishes.
  • NEW Stylized, chrome speed screen visor.
  • NEW Graphics include V-Rod® 10th anniversary emblem.
  • NEW Chrome powertrain with platinum crankcase and heads.
  • 240 mm wide rear tire.
  • MSRP: $15,999.

For 2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary Specs, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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