I distinctly recall the first time I saw Harley-Davidson's V-Rod. With its long, low and slender profile, slivery paint from tip to tail and an eye-catching aluminum solid front wheel it was hard to miss, even in a crowded parking lot.
It seems like only a couple years ago I first gazed upon this Harley, but folks, the reality is that 10 years have passed since the tradition-busting V-Rod first rolled into the Harley lineup. Ten years! To mark the 'Rod's notable birthday Harley has created a 10th Anniversary Edition V-Rod as part of the company's 2012 model lineup. The 10th joins the Night Rod Special and Muscle, making the VRSC series a family of three for this year.
Much like the 2002 V-Rod, the anniversary edition is also gleaming with a sliver color job in homage to the original. More than just sentimental paint, however, the 10th Anniversary model receives some worthwhile updates aimed at improving rider comfort and handling.
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