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.
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’s V-Rod platform continues to evolve with updated ergonomics and styling. Read more about it in the 2012 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special First Ride review.