The 2012 Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod Muscle® VRSCF power motorbike has a “slipper” Harley clutch that enhances power cruiser appearance, performance, and riding. The slipper motorcycling clutch (slip and assist) provides a smooth, high-power handling experience when cornering or downshifting. The V-Rod Muscle slipper clutch helps regulate your rear wheel’s clip by reducing clutch friction. Harley-V-Rod Davidson’s Night Rod® Special model includes an optional slipper clutch.

There is a slipper clutch on the V-Rod Muscle and a dual side exhaust with turnout mufflers on the back end. The bike’s powerful, muscular aspect is enhanced by the presence of these massive motorcycle exhaust pipes, which reach far beyond the rear axle. This 2012 Harley Davidson VRSC V-Rod Muscle exhaust system demonstrates that it may still look attractive for performance exhaust. A 240 mm rear tire further enhances the motorcycle’s unique appearance.

Performance and Fuel Economy

A 60-degree V-twin with two overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, the 2012 Harley Davidson VRSC has the same engine as the original, a liquid-cooled, 60 degrees V-twin that initially displaced 1,130cc but in recent years has grown to 1,250cc. In terms of horsepower and torque, our test bike churned out 69 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque by the time it hit 5,000 revolutions per minute on the Jett Tuning dyno, thanks to its large bore and stroke of 4.13 by 2.84 inches. It generated more than 80 lb-ft of torque at a rev range over 7,200 rpm, reaching a maximum power output of 119.7 horsepower.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The Cam 103TM engine is now standard on all Harley-Davidson Softail® and Touring motorcycle models and most Dyna® motorcycle models. In 2012, Harley-Davidson unveiled a pair of new motorcycles. The V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition and the new Dyna® Switchback commemorate a decade of power-cruiser performance with these limited-edition touring motorcycles. Hard saddlebags and windshields may be removed from both bikes. The 2012 Night Rod Special has also received a redesigned body and improved rider ergonomics. For the first time, Harley-Custom Davidson’s Vehicle Operations (CVO) is releasing a high-performance touring masterpiece in limited quantities: the new CVO Road Glide® Custom.

Keyless ignition is possible on the V-Rod as long as its ignition switch, placed down on the right-hand side near the front, has been unlocked. There is no fuel tank but rather a perfect steel cover that hides the fuel injector and battery components (the latter is located near the steering column). To fit a passenger on the V-relict Rod’s back part, you’ll need to stuff five gallons of petrol beneath the vehicle’s well-padded, comfy bucket seat.

New Rider Position

A disadvantage of the forward-leaning position is that the rider cannot utilize their legs to cushion the impact of potholes or other road imperfections. The rider feels as though they are extremely close to the ground with a seat height of 26.7 inches. There’s a futuristic instrument cluster in the front with a circular speedometer in the center, a 10,000-rpm tachometer on the left, and a fuel gauge on the right.

Harley-Davidson has completed the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition motorbike in Brilliant Silver Pearl paint to mark the motorcycle’s launch in 2002 of the Revolution V-Twin engine, powered by a Harley-Davidson liquid-cooled engine. All V-Rod models will be adorned with commemorative badges commemorating the 10th anniversary of the V-Rod.

The bike tracks straight through the curve with a little to moderate steering effort and a solid front end. Compared to other Harleys, this one is fun to race around corners on. Except for very modest speeds, the 240mm rear tire has no discernible influence on handling, thanks to the recent improvements to the chassis. Stinking lean angle limits the V-ability Rod’s to perform at high speeds.


  • Length: 93.1 in

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 5 gal

2012 Harley Davidson VRSC

2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSC Factory Service Manual

The 2012 HARLEY VRSC manual for service and repair is thorough and cover every bike area.

  • Foreword
  • Safety
  • Fuel
  • Chassis
  • Transmission
  • Exhaust
  • Engine
  • Maintenance
  • Drive
  • Cooling System

HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSC repair manuals are intended for technicians and dealerships to maintain motorcycles. Every maintenance or repair activity that a motorcycle owner does should be accompanied by a service manual.

2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSC — Owner’s Manual

Buyers received a 2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSC owner’s manual that contained all necessary maintenance and repair information. The owner’s manual included information on all of the vehicle’s operations, including the following:

  • Specifications
  • Security System
  • Operation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Warranties
  • Responsibilities

Because the 2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSC owner’s manual contains a lot of operational ideas to make the vehicle’s operation easier for the driver, these are just the most important operations to be aware of.


2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSC costs $15,999 or €14586.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does VRSC mean?

V-Twin Racing Street Custom

When was the V-Rod discontinued?


How much HP does a V-Rod Have?

Max 115HP