Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle review

Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod Muscle is one tough motorcycle, and Cycle Torque TV’s Chris Pickett takes it on in a review made for the final episode of Cycle Torque TV in 2014.
Read the full review of the bike in Cycle Torque in PDF or in the iPhone and iPad App – check out www.cycletorque.com.au or search the App Store.

Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

20 thoughts on “Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle review

  • December 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm
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    i own a nice 2014 rocket, but really like the looks of the vrod. i like all styles because all of them give you the wind and freedom when riding.

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  • December 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm
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    would this be ok for someone's first bike?

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  • December 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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    120mph no other "Harleys" but most lams bikes will keep up with ya haha

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  • December 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm
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    Murrays Beach Road haha. Noticed some of those corners, quite fun on the sportsbike.

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  • December 25, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    I have had mine since August of 2010. Love it! My wife got a 2006 Screaming Eagle V Rod a year after I got mine. Love riding together! BTW-It's my first bike, and most of my riding experience was gained with a group of balls-out knee draggers on river road early Sunday mornings. I have since upgraded to Continental Race Attack custom tires on both our V Rods. Sticky great tires!

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  • December 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm
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    Hes driving on wrong side of the road

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  • December 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm
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    It's literally beige.

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  • December 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm
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    Terrible bikes

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  • December 26, 2016 at 12:03 am
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    Beautiful

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  • December 26, 2016 at 12:19 am
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    my 2014 is a dream to ride. the haters alone make me love it more. keep hating people. this world needs more comedy.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 12:30 am
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    The performance numbers sited on the review were partially correct. The VROD has one hundred and twenty five horsepower. But, it has a much higher top speed the 120mph. You could do 120 on a regular Harley. The more accurate top speed is pushing 150mph.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 1:19 am
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    the handling looks good, but it also seems limited. on sharp turns i could hear the bike scraping in this video

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  • December 26, 2016 at 2:04 am
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    My 09 muscle hit 145 mph

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  • December 26, 2016 at 2:51 am
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    This is a good review.  I've had my 2015 Muscle for about a month now, and it's a great bike. I think especially so for someone coming off a sportbike like myself.  I put 20k miles on my 2013 Ninja 636, and I would push it a little too much on the street.  I'm having a blast pushing the V-Rod, and I don't feel like I'm lacking a thing for street riding.  For me, this one is a keeper.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 3:42 am
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    Funny to listen to, it sounds like they are inventing the wheel a second time. This kind of work and kind of engines has the japanese done for decades. But only because it is Harley must it be so special…….LOL. And what they are doing is a crude copy of the V-max.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 4:09 am
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    I think that I like it , it's different and interesting. Nothing else looks like it. The most not-Harley of the Harleys, I love that motor.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 4:40 am
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    I'm old school but i really like the v-rod and this muscle.great looking bike and great performance to match.would like one sitting next to my street glide special.love all harleys and this bike is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

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  • December 26, 2016 at 5:17 am
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    I want that vrod motor in the xr frame

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  • December 26, 2016 at 5:41 am
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    My 2011 V-Rod Muscle has almost 30,000 miles. They are not a "nightmare" to service. Getting to the battery, the spark plugs, and changing the oil is a piece of cake. And the 240mm rear tire DOES NOT adversely affect the handling of this bike. Either you truly know how to ride, or you don't. I'm tired of people who can't afford a H-D or haven't owned a Muscle giving their misinformed, second hand reviews of this bike. BTW, I frequently ride mine for hours at a time without any discomfort or complaints. The V-Rod Muscle is fun to ride, a comfortable cruiser, and DOES NOT look like every other Harley on the road.
     If you haven't owned a Muscle please STFU and stop hating. Ride whatever you ride and try to enjoy it.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 6:08 am
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    Nice video. Good, fair review.
    I've got a 2014 VRod Muscle and I've put 11,000 miles on it so far with zero problems. It runs like a dream. It's not a sport bike, but rolling on that throttle out of a curve is spectacular! As the man says, it handles better than you would expect.

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