Harley Davidson VRSCD Night Rod

 

 

 

Make Model

Harley Davidson VRSCD Night Rod

Year

2007

Engine

Four stroke, 60° V-twin, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder

Capacity

1130 cc / 59 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 100 x 72 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Lubrication Gerotor, wet sump

Induction

Sequential Port Electronic fuel injection with 53mm throttle bodies

Ignition 

Sequential, single fire non waste spark, coil on plug
Battery Sealed,maintenance-free, 12-volt, 12 amp-hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International rating)
Starting Electric

Max Power

121 hp / 89 Kw @ 7000 rpm

Max Torque

108.3 Nm / 80 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch Nine plate wet pressure fed with integral compensation

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Gear Ratio 1st 11.752 (10.969)
2nd 7.898 (7.371)
3rd 6.322 (5.900)
4th 5.459 (5.095)
5th 4.899 (4.563)
Frame Steel perimeter upper frame w/hydro formed main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails, MIG welded

Front Suspension

Huge 49mm telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 100 mm / 3.9 in

Rear Suspension

Dual coil over adjustable shock
Rear Wheel Travel 70 mm / 2.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 292mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 292mm disc 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre

D207 120/70ZR-19

Rear Tyre

D207 180/55ZR-18
Rake 34°
Fork Angle 38°
Trail 100 mm / 3.9 in
Dimensions Length 2375.6 mm / 93.6 in
Wheelbase 1713 mm / 67.5 in
Seat Height 660 mm / 26.0 in
Ground Clearance 142 mm / 5.6 in

Dry Weight

275.0 kg / 606.3 lbs

Fuel Capacity

14 Litres / 3.7 US gal

The menacing VRSCD Night Rod continues to keep the VRSC family on the dark side of the street in 2007 with sinister styling and bold power. With a raked-out, 36-degree fork angle and mid-mount controls for aggressive cruising, the Night Rod rides in the shadows with color-matched speed screen visor, chrome Straight-shot Dual exhaust, Black Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum wheels and blacked-out components. The highway pegs are standard for a laid-back ride. The Revolution V-Twin engine is finished in black powder-coat with highlighted fins and polished covers. A five-gallon fuel tank lies under a low seat. Optional Black, Staggered 10-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels are available for a more aggressive look. The Night Rod can also be ordered with chrome engine covers and a Smart Security system. Three color choices include Vivid Black, Yellow Pearl and new Pacific Blue Pearl.

Liquid-cooled, 1130cc Revolution V-Twin engine
120 hp at 8250 rpm/ 80 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm
Black powder-coated engine with highlighted fins and polished covers
36-degree fork angle
49mm forks
Brembo triple-disc brakes
New five-gallon under-seat fuel cell
New ignition switch location
Black powder-coated hydroformed frame
High performance carbon fiber final drive belt
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Adjustable handlebar
Machined, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum 18-inch rear wheel, 19-inch front wheel
Radiator shroud with twin vortex air scoops
Black mirrors, hand controls and springs
Round reflector-optic headlight
Color-matched speed screen visor
Chrome, Straight-shot Dual exhaust
Low 26-inch seat height
Mid-mount controls with highway pegs
Clock and dual trip meter
New clutch interlock system

When most people think of a Harley-Davidson they conjure up images that usually fit the Harley stereotype:  a loud, growling, motorcycle, traveling in a pack of about 50 all waering Helle Angels jackets, "tats" everywhere and nose rings to match!
 The Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod is the Harley that shatters the image. Dressed in black, and the Harley I venture Russle Mitchell would be most likely to ride, the VRSCDX Night Rod is one bad-ass mutha! Made in the U.S., the Night Rod is being marketed at Harley riders who want a tad more excitement from their ride. Not lacking the distinctive sound of the Harley-Davidson, it's actually a really unique sounding bike, and like it's riders, it will announce it's presence with authority.

Harley-Davidson jumped into the performance market in 2002 with the VROD and received almost universal acclaim from the motorcycle community. The VROD is a forward thinking, newly designed model conjured from the mind of a designer working  from a blank piece of paper, and does not have the traditiobal some would almost say obligatory nod to pervious designs coming from the Milwaukee stable, with nothing borrowed from previous years styles.

You have to admit, Harley-Davidson have some balls for not sticking with the same old styles that have sold a shed load of bikes for them through the years. For this company to grow with the market, they needed to produce a model that broke the mold a little, and the VROD was a home run for them. Harley offered a model that was as sporty as the foreign imports,   and still left their home customer base happy that they could buy a home grown motorcycle with serious performance!

The Harley-Davidson VRSCDX, Night Rod, has a 1250CC motor that produces 125 horsepower at 62 RPM and 85 foot pounds of torque at 7000 RPM. The engine is liquid cooled and the brakes are 4-piston front and back. The VROD is already a legend in the Harley lineup and will be for years to come.