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2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle launched

Published: 22 July 2008

Updated: 19 November 2014

The 2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod has just been unveiled in the USA. Read the full Harley-Davidson press release below:

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New V-Rod Muscle

The wide, angular air-box cover and chopped tail section look as solid and smooth as billet and give the new V-Rod Muscle lines that are clean and powerful.

The size of the massive 240 mm rear tire is accentuated by the new broad, clipped and clean rear fender.


The combination stop/tail/turn LED light is tucked under the edge of the rear fender, and the side-mount license plate leaves the fender surface smooth and uncluttered.

Front-end styling balances the rear, with a trimmed fender that’s blacked out behind satin-finished inverted forks and LED turn signals integrated into the mirror stems.

The radiator shrouds are restyled and colour-matched to the rest of the bodywork, while the new airbox side covers incorporate air scoop inlets covered with woven wire mesh.

The silver five-spoke cast aluminium front and rear wheels are a new design for the V-Rod line.

A new deep seat holds the rider firmly in place against the thrust of the Revolution V-Twin engine.

The Muscle features forward foot controls, and a new handlebar with internal wiring. The handlebar is 1.5-inch cast aluminium with tubular steel ends and integrated risers.

Bold polished forged aluminium triple clamps secure the inverted forks and frame the distinctive V-Rod teardrop reflector optic headlamp, housed in a satin black bucket.

The long profile of a 34-degree fork rake is stretched visually by new “sidepipe” dual exhausts in satin chrome with fat, turn-out mufflers exiting behind the rear axle.

The V-Rod Muscle is available in Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver, Dark Blue Denim and Red Hot Sunglo.

New VRSCF V-Rod Muscle features:

Liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine
122 hp at 8250 rpm/85 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm
Pewter powdercoated powertrain with polished covers
Assist/Slipper Clutch with reduced lever effort
New clutch cover with relocated dipstick
New Satin chrome dual side exhaust with turn-out mufflers
New Five-spoke cast aluminium 19-inch front wheel
New Five-spoke cast aluminium 18-inch rear wheel
New Triple clamps
New 43 mm Inverted forks
New stylized rear shocks with black springs
New airbox cover and side covers
New front fender with black-out section
New smooth rear fender
New LED stop/tail/turn light
New LED front turn signals integrated in mirror stems
New seat shape
New Internally wired handlebar cast with riser
New instrument graphics and housing
New side-mount license plate
Black frame
240mm wide rear tire
Forward foot controls
Brembo triple-disc brakes
Teardrop reflector-optic headlight
25.6-inch seat height
Optional ABS
Optional Smart Security System

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