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Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Published: 01 September 2018

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Launched in 2001, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod was a concept initially shunned by purists of the day, thanks to the bike offering a thoroughly modern take on the Harley ownership experience.

After decades of churning out cult relics, the V-Rod offered water cooling, more power than a Ducati 916, handling that could embarrass a badly ridden sportsbike and brakes that could bring you to a halt quickly. Diehards refused to accept them.

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Fortunately, that lack of acceptance means more to go around on the used market and although running costs aren’t cheap, few owners do enormous mileages and depreciation is low - providing you keep it away from winter grime.

The standard bike came with few frills, however an extensive range of accessories, both official and unofficial, mean that most Harleys of this kind will be well-specced on the second hand market.

What the seller says

"This 2009 dream bike draws attention everywhere it goes and rides better than it looks (and god damn it looks good.) The V-Rod has a lovely riding position, which is comfortable and is easy for long distances; you can sit back and enjoy the miles.

"This is a summer bike and has rarely been out in the rain, with only 9561 miles on the clock. This dream bike has the 240mm rear wheel, 1250cc engine that pulls like a stream train, ABS, immobiliser and alarm. It is also fitted with a slipper clutch.

"The bike has been lightly customised; with a custom leather seat with red stitching; the rear fender removed and LED rear lights and indicators fitted. The bike comes with 12 months MOT."

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