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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Photo Gallery

How does the 2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special stack up against its cruiser competition? Find out more in our 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.

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You can't help but feel tough when riding the Night Rod Special, and you had better be if you plan on riding further than 100 miles
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2The low cornering clearance on the Harley-Davidson hurt the its performance up in the mountains of Southern California.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - smoke 'em if you got 'em!
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The 2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special is a tire shredding drag machine.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Dyno Chart
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2011 Performance Cruiser Horsepower
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2011 Performance Cruiser Torque
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The Night Rod Special was a solid performer on the drag strip and MotoUSA Dyno.
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The 2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special is long and low - really low.
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The 2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special is more at home on the drag strip than on curvy mountain roads.
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On Night Rod Special everyone is a bad-ass.
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Although a performer on the drag strip, the Night Rod is out of it's element when the road gets twisty.
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Cornering clearance is the biggest problem on the 2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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The stretched out cockpit of the Night rod makes long stints in the saddle an uncomfortable experience.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special - 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
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he 120/70ZR-19 front tire combined with the Night Rod's ABS system made for the longest braking distance in the group.