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Harley-Davidson Night Rod


Introduced by The Motor Company in 2006, the VRSCDX Night Rod blends aspects of the V-Rod, the founding member of Harley's line of 1130cc, twin overhead-camshaft, 60-degree V-Twins, with features of Harley’s Street Rod. The Night Rod’s liquid-cooled engine is designed with help from Porsche engineers.

The Night Rod is Harley-Davidson’s popular V-Rod decked out in a host of blacked-out components. The VRSCDX Night Rod’s blacked-out treatment includes five-spoke, cast aluminum wheels, a black powder-coated 125-hp Revolution engine with highlighted fins and polished covers, a black frame, mirrors, hand controls, and speed screen visor. 

With an all-black engine and blacked out components including the fork legs and swingarm  the 2008 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special encourages the outlaw in you.
Harley-Davidson brings you back to the days of hotrods with modern touches to classic styling, this is the Night Rod.
Like the other members of Harley’s VRSC family, the current Harley-Davidson power cruiser has sleek, drag-bike styling, a stretched-out profile with a 34-degree rake angle on a 49mm fork, a wide rear tire and Brembo disc brakes. The Night Rod’s performance and power brings the legacy of H-D’s Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines Pro Stock motorcycle drag racing team to the streets.

In 2008, the Harley Night Rod received the newest edition of the liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine and a slipper clutch. An Anti-Lock Brake System also became available as an option. The motorcycle hails back to the glory days of hotrods and muscle cars.

Harley-Davidson Night Rod Motorcycle Reviews
2012 Harley Night Rod Special First Ride
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Harley-Davidson revamps its venerable V-Rod platform for ’12. Learn what’s new in this Night Rod Special review.
2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Comparison
Monday, June 20, 2011
How does the 2011 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special stack up against its rivals in the performance cruiser category? Find out in our 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.
2009 Harley-Davidson Muscle First Ride
Monday, August 04, 2008
We traveled to California's wine country and whetted our appetite on the newest motorcycles coming out of the Harley-Davidson camp, including a drag run on the '09 V-Rod Muscle.
2008 Harley-Davidsons First Ride
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Harley-Davidson family continues to grow, with three new motorcycles for 2008. Two models take H-D into new territory while the third is an an old favorite.
2007 Harley-Davidsons First Rides
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The Motor Company brings more motor and a 6-speed tranny for its '07 Big Twin models.
2006 Harley-Davidsons Quick Rides
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
H-D rolls out six new models, completely revamps its long-neglected Dyna series, revises every other line, and we ride most of them!
Harley-Davidson Night Rod News
Kato Rides Harley Muscle in Green Hornet
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Harley-Davidson Muscle makes it on the big screen in the new Green Hornet movie, ridden in several scenes by the Green Hornet's sidekick Kato.
H-D Spain Auctioning Custom V-Rod for Charity
Monday, November 22, 2010
Harley-Davidson Spain will be auctioning off a custom Night Rod Special designed by the Custo Barcelona brand to support the San Juan de Dios charity.
Harley-Davidson Offers Three New 2011 Models
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Harley-Davidson announced its 2011 line of motorcycles today, a list that includes three new models, a new PowerPak Touring Combo, and available ABS for its Softail motorcycles.