2018 Shannons Sydney Classic Auction in Conjunction with the Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo
Lot
35

2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod 100th Anniversary Edition Motorcycle

$13,500

Sold

Specifications

Engine Twin cylinder, 1131cc
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Colour Anodised Aluminium
Trim Black

Description

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Developed in conjunction with Porsche and unveiled in 2001, the VRSC – more commonly known as the V-Rod - was an entirely new type of Harley-Davidson, featuring a powerful heart in the form of a liquid-cooled 69-cid engine.  In a break with tradition, the Revolution motor boasted twin-overhead cams, a forged one-piece crankshaft, Mahle pistons and sequential port electronic fuel injection, while final drive was a Kevlar belt for smoother, quieter performance.  Developing 115 bhp and 74 lb/ft of torque, the Revolution engine certainly delivered blistering performance off the line.  The hot-rod styling of the V-Rod was also a new direction, with the hydro-formed perimeter frame running a 67.5-inch wheelbase (the longest yet found on a Harley) tightly wrapped in polished and anodised aluminium bodywork.  With a 38-degree fork giving the bike a real chopper feel, the V-Rod was just about the coolest thing on wheels and unusual details like the solid disc wheels, headlamp binnacle and instrument cluster really set the bike apart.  A strong seller around the world, Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod was an expensive bike when new and undoubtably a future classic.