2011 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

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About Harley-Davidson VRSC™ V-Rod Muscle®

The 2011 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle VRSCF power motorbike is full of power cruiser style, performance and ride enhancement features including a "slipper" Harley clutch. The "slipper" motorcycle clutch ("slip and assist") is a unique Harley clutch that provides smooth, high-power handling in turns or whenever you downshift. By reducing clutch friction, the V-Rod Muscle slipper clutch helps keep your rear wheel at a controlled clip. The Harley slipper clutch also comes on the VRSC Night Rod Special Harley-Davidson power motorbike. In addition to the slipper clutch, the V-Rod Muscle features satin chrome, dual side exhaust with turnout mufflers. Jetting out past the rear axle, these dominating motorcycle pipes add to the fierce, beefy look of the bike. This Harley V-Rod Muscle motorcycle exhaust system proves that a performance exhaust can still be a beautiful set of pipes. The 240 mm wide tire in back also enhances the fat custom look of this power motorbike. Check out another Harley VRSC model, the Night Rod Special, which is also a power motorcycle cruiser. While you're at it, learn about features on a few of the other 2011 Harley-Davidson new motorcycles. The SuperLow is a new motorcycle for 2011 as is the Sportster XR1200X with its fully adjustable Showa motorcycle suspension.

2011 VRSC™

V-Rod Muscle®

Starting at $14,999

Key Features

AUTHENTIC STYLING

Instrument Cluster and Cast, One-Piece Bar

V-Rod Muscle®

The triple gauge cluster reflects Harley-Davidson's take on custom sport bike styling—bold and sleek, illuminated in yellow, orange and red for a distinct look. Including easy-to-read mph, rpm and fuel gauges, the instrument cluster is built onto an internally wired, meaty 1.5" angular cast handlebar.

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Upside-Down Front Forks

V-Rod Muscle®

Race-inspired, 43mm inverted front 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.

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Dual Exhaust with Satin Chrome Finish

V-Rod Muscle®

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.

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Fat Rear Tire

V-Rod Muscle®

Behold an 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.

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Air Box Cover

V-Rod Muscle®

Matching the color and angular design of the V-Rod Muscle® model bodywork, the air box 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.

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Mirror Turn Signals

V-Rod Muscle®

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.

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LED Stop-Turn-Tail Lights

V-Rod Muscle®

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.

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Side-Mounted License Plate

V-Rod Muscle®

True to the clean, fast lines of the bike, the side-mounted license plate leaves the rear fender surface smooth and uncluttered. Minimal and modern—every inch of the V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle is styled to perfection to achieve an aggressive, custom look.

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Radiator Design

V-Rod Muscle®

Every inch of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is created to sync up with the bike's overall look and performance. The V-Rod Muscle® model is no exception. As the very first water-cooled Harley-Davidson, we turned to styling to make sure the radiator on the VRSC models became part of the design instead of an interruption to the flow of the eye.

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Premium Paint

V-Rod Muscle®

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the denim and pearl colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

ICONIC ENGINE

Revolution® Engine Heritage

V-Rod Muscle®

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.

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Revolution® Engine Innovation

V-Rod Muscle®

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.

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Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

V-Rod Muscle®

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 to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

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Custom Power and Performance

V-Rod Muscle®

Tuned to produce 122 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 86 ft. lbs. of torque at 6500 rpm, while feeling refined and velvety smooth all the way up to the redline.

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High Marks for Durability

V-Rod Muscle®

The Harley-Davidson Revolution® engine is an extremely durable motorcycle engine. It survived the most brutal and aggressive durability test in the industry: the Dusseldorf Test. Simulating a grueling trip along Germany's notorious Autobahn, the engine endured a wide range of performance tests. From idle states to city speeds, to wide-open throttle and mountain climbing torque, the Revolution engine surpassed the goal of 500 hours of non-stop performance.

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TECHNOLOGY

Hydroformed Frame

V-Rod Muscle®

Harley-Davidson's Chief Styling Officer, Willie G. Davidson, asked for a frame so beautiful it could sit in a museum. And that's exactly what the Harley-Davidson team of engineers created. Using an innovative process called hydroforming, they were able to form unconventional angles and apply fewer welds by bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water. The result: a sturdy chassis with improved rigidity. To date, The Motor Company is the only major motorcycle manufacturer to use hydroforming to construct frames.

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H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

V-Rod Muscle®

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.
Offered as a part of the "Security Package" (which includes Anti-Lock Brakes).

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Artfully Hidden Technology

V-Rod Muscle®

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

Intuitive Controls

V-Rod Muscle®

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

HANDLING

Brembo® Brakes with Optional ABS

V-Rod Muscle®

Increased confidence. Control. High-performance Brembo® dual-disk brakes offer consistent stopping power at every leg of your journey. Plus, the optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-up if you need to brake suddenly. And since we hid the speed sensor, the bike maintains its clean, slick look. Performance without sacrificing style. That's what The Motor Company is all about.
The Anti-Lock Brakes are offered as a part of the "Security Package" (which includes the H-D® Smart Security System).

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"Slipper" Clutch

V-Rod Muscle®

Taken from the racetrack to the world of custom. The V-Rod Muscle® motorcycle features a "slipper," (or "slip and assist") 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.

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Michelin® Scorcher™ Tires

V-Rod Muscle®

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. Under the rear rubber, aramid belts are used to stabilize your ride, which helps inspire confidence in handling.

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Tuned to Be Ridden

V-Rod Muscle®

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it's all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by being like everyone else.

COMFORT

Forward-Mounted Controls

V-Rod Muscle®

With the custom forward-mounted 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.

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Seat Engineering and Design

V-Rod Muscle®

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

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Specs & Pricing

Pricing 1

MSRP

Vivid Black $14,999
Color Option $15,299
Two-Tone Option $15,499
Custom Color Option N/A
Special Edition Color Option N/A
Security Option Only offered as part of Security Package
Wheel Option N/A
ABS Option Only offered as part of Security Package
Reverse Option N/A
Cruise Control Option N/A
California Emissions $100
Freight $335
Power Pak™ (103 engine, Security, and ABS) N/A
Security Package (Security and ABS) $1,195

VRSCF V-Rod Muscle®

V-Rod Muscle®

U.S. Units Metric Units

Dimensions

Length 92.8 in. 2,357 mm

Seat Height

Laden 2 25.6 in. 650 mm
Unladen 2 26.7 in. 678 mm
Ground Clearance 4.8 in. 122 mm
Rake Steering Head 34 ° 34 °
Trail 5.6 in. 142 mm
Wheelbase 67 in. 1,702 mm
Fuel Capacity 5 gal. 18.9 l
Oil Capacity 5 qt. 4.7 l

Weight

Dry Weight 640 lbs. 290 kg
Running Order 673 lbs. 305 kg

Luggage Capacity

Volume N/A N/A
Weight N/A N/A

Powertrain

Engine 3 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Displacement 76.28 cu. in. 1,250 cc
Bore x Stroke 4.134 in. / 2.835 in. 105 mm / 72 mm
Engine Torque J1349 J1349
Engine Torque 4 86 ft. lbs. @ 6500 rpm 117 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Fuel System 5 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 11.5:1
Primary Drive Gear, 117/64 ratio Gear, 117/64 ratio

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy City 6 34 mpg 6.92 l/100 km
Fuel Economy Hwy 6 42 mpg 5.6 l/100 km

Gear Ratio (Overall)

1st 11.752 11.752
2nd 7.898 7.898
3rd 6.322 6.322
4th 5.459 5.459
5th 4.899 4.899
6th N/A N/A

Wheels / Tires

Wheels

Front 7 Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Option 7 N/A N/A
Rear 7 Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Tire Size

Front 120/70ZR-19 60W 120/70ZR-19 60W
Rear 240/40R-18 79V 240/40R-18 79V

Electrical

Instruments 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 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
Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

Chassis

Brakes 4-piston front and rear 4-piston front and rear
Parking Brake N/A N/A
Lean Angle 32 / 32 ° 32 / 32 °
Exhaust System Satin chrome, dual side exhaust system Satin chrome, dual side exhaust system

Color Options

Color Options Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Chrome Yellow
White Hot Denim
Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Chrome Yellow
White Hot Denim
  • 1

    Prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

  • 2

    Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

  • 3

    Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

  • 4

    Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

  • 5

    Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

  • 6

    Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

  • 7

    Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

  • 8

    North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

  • 9

    See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.

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Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

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