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2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special


2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Review

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

Massive power meets cutting-edge technology for a nimble ride that takes dark to pitch black…

The Night Rod Special features a tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and handlebar. Inverted front forks and retuned rear suspension enhance ride and handling. This is a blacked-out, dark and sinister power cruiser that’s at home in a back alley.

 

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Key Features

• Lighter-weight Black Split 5-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with pinstripe accent
• Tapered tail section with flush-mount LED taillight
• Pull-back handlebar places controls three inches closer to the rider
• Reduced reach, forward-mounted rider footpegs
• Inverted front forks
• Two-up seat with custom stitching
• Stylized black speed screen visor
• Slim design, center-mount license plate
• Straight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers; black end caps and exhaust shield
• Black powder-coated engine with black covers
• Blacked-out frame, handlebar, front fork, triple clamps and covers
• Racing stripe on airbox and tail section
• Sport front fender with painted brace supports
• 240 mm wide rear tire




 

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Features and Benefits

Blacked-Out Look

Pitch black and sinister as hell, the Night Rod® Special model is aggressively styled from the front end to the back. Engine, wheels, forks, triple clamps, swingarm—they’re all blacked out and thick with uncompromising, drag strip attitude.

Double-Barrel Exhaust

The Night Rod® Special motorcycle proves that a performance exhaust can still be a beautiful set of pipes. The double-barrel exhaust features brushed finish dual mufflers, black end caps and exhaust shields. Performance and bold style erupt with every crack of the throttle.

Fat Rear Tire

Behold an ultra-fat, 240mm rear tire for a powerful, no-nonsense look and added grip. Harnessing explosive, off-the-line power, the rear tire on the Night Rod® Special motorcycle enhances the pure dragster look with the sticky, high-performance tread you need for staying glued to the pavement.

Low-Rise Handlebar

Grab the slammed blacked-out drag-style handlebar for an aggressive riding position—slightly forward and reminiscent of tearing up the racetrack, but easily within reach for plenty of riding comfort along with that attitude.

Radiator Design

Every inch of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is created to sync up with the bike’s overall look and performance. The Night Rod® Special is no exception. As our very first liquid-cooled rides, we turned to styling to make sure the radiator on the V-Rod®models became part of the design instead of an interruption to the flow of the eye.

Premium Paint

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Streamlined Front End

With its color-matched speedscreen pared down to bare performance minimum, its sleek headlamp and slotted-bracket sport fender, the Night Rod® Special comes on strong with an aggressive race-inspired, power-first front profile.

Fastback Tail Section

The Night Rod® Special model’s tail delivers even more drag-strip performance and attitude. The chopped down and aggressively tapered fender shows off that fat rear tire, while the slimmed down center plate mount and flush-mounted the low-maintenance LED tail-lamp creates a streamlined impression that lasts.

Cast Aluminum Performance Wheel

When the rubber meets the road, it’s your wheels that make the difference. Inspired by performance sports car design, these split 5-spoke wheels flash heavy-weight attitude, but do it at a full 3 pounds lighter than earlier generation V-Rod® motorcycle wheels, which means you roll with tighter handling and smoother suspension response.

Revolution® Engine Heritage

From the Strip to the Street. Harley-Davidson has a passion for performance that is rooted in decades of racing and winning championships. So when The Motor Company set out to produce a high-powered, liquid-cooled engine, it began with the VR1000 superbike engine. Its performance is inspired by American-style, big, powerful torque coupled with high-end horsepower. The Revolution® engine is the heart of a machine that attracts a breed of riders who are fascinated by the heritage and mystique of Harley-Davidson and the power of a high-end street performance motorcycle.

Revolution® Engine Innovation

Through a partnership with legendary automaker, Porsche, and their world-renowned team of engineers, Harley-Davidson created a revolutionary engine. The final result was something uniquely Harley-Davidson, the industry’s most perfect blend of torque and horsepower in the high revving V-Twin Revolution® engine. Fuel injection. Dual overhead cams. Liquid cooled. 125 horses. Massive, brute power behind pure Harley-Davidson innovation and style.

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Feast your eyes on the Revolution® engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson® style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Deep black cylinders and rocker covers complete the dark look, while the machined cooling fin tips on the cylinder heads give it a stripped down, raw metal finish. It’s a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Revolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

Custom Power and Performance

Tuned to produce 125 horsepower the 1250cc Revolution® engine is Harley-Davidson’s highest horsepower engine to this day. With dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, it provides 84 ft. lbs. of torque at 7000 rpm, while feeling refined and velvety smooth all the way up to the redline.

High Marks for Durability

The Harley-Davidson Revolution® engine is an extremely durable motorcycle engine. It survived the most brutal and aggressive durability test in the industry: the Dusseldorf Test. Simulating a grueling trip along Germany’s notorious Autobahn, the engine endured a wide range of performance tests. From idle states to city speeds, to wide-open throttle and mountain climbing torque, the Revolution® engine surpassed the goal of 500 hours of non-stop punishing performance.

Hydroformed Frame

Harley-Davidson’s Chief Styling Officer Emeritus, Willie G. Davidson, asked for a frame so beautiful it could sit in a museum. And that’s exactly what the Harley-Davidson team of engineers created. Using an innovative process called hydroforming, they were able to form unconventional angles and apply fewer welds by bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water. The result: a sturdy chassis with improved rigidity. To date, The Motor Company is the only major motorcycle manufacturer to use hydroforming to construct frames.

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique. Offered as a part of the “Security Package” (which includes Anti-Lock Brakes).

Artfully Hidden Technology

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

Intuitive Controls

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

Brembo® Brakes with Optional ABS

Increased confidence and control. High-performance Brembo® dual-disk brakes offer consistent stopping power on every leg of your journey. Plus, the optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-up if you need to brake suddenly. And since we hid the speed sensor, the bike maintains its clean, slick look. Performance without sacrificing style. That’s what The Motor Company is all about. The Anti-Lock Brakes are offered as a part of the “Security Package” (which includes the H-D® Smart Security System).

“Slipper” Clutch

Taken from the racetrack to the world of custom. The Night Rod® Special motorcycle features a “slipper,” (or “slip and assist”) clutch that provides smoother, high-power handling in turns or whenever you downshift. By reducing clutch friction, the slipper clutch helps keep your rear wheel at a controlled clip.

Michelin® Scorcher™ Tires

The Michelin® Scorcher™ tires provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike. The exclusive deep-cut tread design improves grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tire’s rubber compounds, which use the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers. Under the rear rubber, aramid belts are used to stabilize your ride, which helps inspire confidence in handling.

Inverted Forks

Grab on and feel the total command delivered by this precision-engineered front end assembly. The performance-tuned front end assembly features inverted forks and a low-angle rake that keep the Night Rod® Special’s unsprung mass low and its turning tight, for a nimble and responsive ride at every speed.

Tuned to Be Ridden

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.

Enhanced Ergonomic Controls

Confidence is critical when you’re performance riding. That’s why we designed the Night Rod® Special model’s control placement for comfortable access that doesn’t compromise its aggressive stance. The handlebars and rider foot pegs are placed so you ride low and mean, but with the controls close and comfortably in reach.

Two-up Bucket Saddle

Settle in and experience the confident connection you get from the deep rider bucket. We designed it to hold you close, low (25.6 inches) and in control, even when you throttle up fast. Just like all Harley-Davidson® seats, it’s built with the premium material, custom stitching and the attention to detail that mark the work of motorcycle makers who’ve been putting their own seats in the saddle for over a hundred years.

Seat Engineering and Design

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

 

The Night Rod® Special features a tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and handlebar. Inverted front forks and retuned rear suspension enhance ride and handling. This is a blacked-out, dark and sinister power cruiser that’s at home in a back alley.

• Rubber-mounted, liquid-cooled 1250cc Revolution® V-Twin engine with dual overhead camshafts, four-valve cylinder heads and
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI); 125 hp @ 8,250 rpm; 85 ft. lbs. torque @ 7,000 rpm
• Race-bred clutch with “slipper” action helps ease drive train effort during downshifting
• 5-speed transmission
• High-performance carbon-fiber drive belt.
• Brembo® triple-disc performance brakes
• Michelin® Scorcher® radial tires
• Round reflector-optic headlight
• Electric power accessory connector under seat
• Security Package Option bundles Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob





 

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Custom Color Option $15,449 USD

DIMENSIONS
Length 93.1 in. (2366 mm)
Overall Width 35.4 in. (900 mm)
Overall Height 46 in. (1168 mm)

Seat Height:
o Laden2 25.6 in. (650 mm)
o Unladen 26.7 in. (678 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.8 in. (122 mm)
Rake (steering head) 34°
Fork Angle 34°
Trail 5.6 in. (142 mm)
Wheelbase 67 in. (1702 mm)
Tires (Michelin® Scorcher® “11” front and rear):

o Front – Scorcher® “11” 120/70ZR-19 60W
o Rear – Scorcher® “11” 240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity 5 gal. (18.9 L) (warning light at approximately 0.5 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qts. (4.7 L)
Coolant Capacity 2.5 qts. (2.4 L)

Weight:
o As Shipped 637 lbs. (289 kg)
o In Running Order 666 lbs. (302 kg)
o Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1075 lbs. (488 kg)
o Gross Axle Weight Rating
o Front 377 lbs. (171 kg)
o Rear 698 lbs. (317 kg)

ENGINE
Engine Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Valves Overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, solid tappet with shim-under-bucket lash adjustment
Bore x Stroke 4.134 in. x 2.835 in. (105 mm x 72 mm)
Displacement 76.28 cu. in. (1250 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Down draft intake
Lubrication System Wet-sump, integrated with powertrain crankcase

DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Gear, 117/64 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 72/28 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet, A&S (Assist & Slip)
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
o 1st 11.752
o 2nd 7.897
o 3rd 6.322
o 4th 5.459
o 5th 4.889

CHASSIS
Frame Steel perimeter upper frame with hydroformed main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails; MIG welded
Swingarm Polished, one-piece cast aluminum with black powder-coated finish
Front Forks 43 mm Inverted
Rear Shocks Preload adjustable

Wheels4: Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum with Orange Pinstripe (silver pinstripe on Ember Red Sunglo models)
o Front 19 in. x 3 in. (483 mm x 76 mm)
o Rear 18 in. x 8 in. (457 mm x 203 mm)

Brakes:
o Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
o Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, one-piece floating rotor (front), uniform expansion rotor (rear)
o Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5.1 mm)
o Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7.1 mm)
o Anti-lock Braking System Optional

Suspension Travel:
o Front 4 in. (102 mm)
o Rear 2.9 in. (74 mm)

PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
o North America 83.3 ft. lbs. @ 6750 RPM (113 Nm @ 6750 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
o Right 32°
o Left 32°

Fuel Economy6
(EPA urban/highway test) 37 mpg (6.3 L/100 km)

ELECTRIC
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating) Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour, 270 cca
Charging Three-Phase, 38-amp system (439W @ 13V, 2000 RPM, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting 0.08 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement

Lights (as per country regulation):
o Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
o Tail/Stop Lights 8W/28W reflector optics
o Turn Signal Lights 28W self-canceling
o Indicator Lamps: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system7 (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

WARRANTY
Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval9 First 1000 miles (1600 km), every 5000 miles (8000 km) thereafter

1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod® models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.

 

 


 

2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Vivid Black $17,549; Color Option $17,919 CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length2,440 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 6675 mm
Ground Clearance115 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)34
Trail142 mm
Wheelbase1,705 mm
Tires, Front Specification120/70ZR-19 60W
Tires, Rear Specification240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)4.7 l
Weight, As Shipped289 kg
Weight, In Running Order302 kg
Luggage Capacity -VolumeN/A
Luggage Capacity -WeightN/A

ENGINE
Engine 1Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Bore105 mm
Stroke72 mm
Displacement1,247 cc
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Fuel System 3Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveGear, 117/64 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st11.752
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd7.897
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd6.322
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th5.459
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th4.889
Gear Ratios (overall) 6thN/A

CHASSIS
ExhaustStraight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers; black end caps and exhaust shield
Wheels, Optional Style Type 8N/A
Wheels, Front Type 8Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Wheels, Rear Type 8Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston front and rear
Parking BrakeN/A

PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing MethodJ1349
Engine Torque 2113 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)6,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)32
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 56.3 l/100 km

PRICING
Vivid Black $17,549
Color Option $17,919
Security Package (Security and ABS) $1,360

ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings
GaugesElectronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, tachometer

1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 


2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: Vivid Black £13,495; Color Option £13,795 GBP

DIMENSIONS
Length2,440 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 5675 mm
Ground Clearance115 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)34
Trail142 mm
Wheelbase1,705 mm
Tires, Front Specification120/70ZR-19 60W
Tires, Rear Specification240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)4.7 l
Weight, As Shipped289 kg
Weight, In Running Order302 kg

ENGINE
Engine 2Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Bore105 mm
Stroke72 mm
Displacement1,247 cc
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveGear, 117/64 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st10.969
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd7.371
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd5.9
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th5.095
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th4.563
Gear Ratios (overall) 6thN/A

CHASSIS
ExhaustStraight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers; black end caps and exhaust shield
Wheels, Optional Style Type 7N/A
Wheels, Front Type 7Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Wheels, Rear Type 7Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Brakes, Caliper Type4-piston front and rear

PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing MethodEEC/95/1
Engine Torque 3111 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)7,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)32
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy6.3 l/100 km

PRICING
Vivid Black £13,495
Color Option £13,795

ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings
GaugesElectronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, tachometer

1Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
2Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5Measurement reflects 81.7 kg operator weight.
6Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
7Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 


2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price: $TBA AUD

More information to follow shortly

 

 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

 

 

 


2013 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special – Press Release

NEW MODELS AND NEW OPTIONS FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON FOR 2013
110th Anniversary Editions, Hard Candy Custom Styling, and a Restyled Street Bob

MILWAUKEE (August 20, 2011) – Harley-Davidson rolls into its 110th model year with a line of authentic American motorcycles that includes 110th Anniversary Editions of select Harley-Davidson® motorcycle models and a restyled Dyna® Street Bob® model. Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) offers two new models, the CVO Breakout , a high-performance Softail® model with exciting new finish options, and the CVO Road King®, fitted with an innovative vented windshield and high-output audio system.

Also new for 2013, Harley-Davidson launches Hard Candy Custom , a styling movement rooted in themes first seen in the chopper era of the late 1960s that embraces dazzling metal flake paint, brilliant chrome, and styling details in accessories, gear and apparel. Hard Candy Custom elements include “big flake” paint finishes, three of which will be selectively offered as a solid-color option on five Harley-Davidson production motorcycles for 2013.

H-D1 Factory Customization expands with the Street Bob joining the 1200 Custom as Harley-Davidson models in the web-based program that allows customers to select factory-installed options in more than 2,000 combinations, build a bike on the screen, and then order it through an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

More than a century of experience, knowledge and riding passion lies behind each 2013 Harley-Davidson.

Highlights of the 2012 Harley-Davidson line include:

Ten Harley-Davidson models are offered as 110th Anniversary Editions, each serialized and featuring exclusive paint and commemorative solid bronze fuel tank badges. Production will vary by model and will be strictly limited to ensure exclusivity. These models come with all available factory-installed options as standard equipment. (See separate release for more details on the 110th Anniversary Editions.)

The Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® gets a tougher profile for 2013 with new blacked-out triple clamps and powertrain, and a chopped rear fender with side-mounted license plate and stop/turn/tail lights. This rowdy Dyna bobber features a solo seat and mini-ape handlebar mounted on new risers that make it easier to customize the Street Bob. New paint options include Hard Candy Custom metalflake and a scalloped two-tone option. (See separate release for more details on the 2013 Street Bob.)

The Street Bob serves as a great starting point for customization, and now along with the 1200 Custom it can be personalized through H-D1 Factory Customization with options selected by the customer using the online Bike Builder on Harley-Davidson.com, and installed as the motorcycle is assembled by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. By choosing from different wheels, paint and engine finishes, the customer can dramatically alter the look of the motorcycle. Different combinations of foot-control location, seat choices and handlebar can be selected to adjust the fit of the motorcycle to rider stature.

Hard Candy Custom embraces a trend that’s reemerged from garages around the globe. Now the sparkle of Hard Candy Big Red Flake, Hard Candy Lucky Green Flake and Hard Candy Coloma Gold Flake can be ordered as Original Equipment paint and serve as the foundation for personal customization. At least one Hard Candy Custom color will be offered on these Harley-Davidson motorcycle models: Seventy-Two , Street Bob®, Blackline®, Softail® Deluxe, and Forty-Eight . New and recently introduced Genuine Motor Accessory and Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® items extend the Hard Candy Custom theme. (See separate release for more details on Hard Candy Custom.)

The 2013 CVO series of limited-production premium custom motorcycles features the new CVO Breakout®, a bold Softail® model that takes production motorcycle finishes to a new level with two paint schemes that feature hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders. The CVO Road King® offers the first factory-installed Road King® audio system, and the new detachable Vented Wind Splitter windshield. The super-premium touring CVO Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® and shark-nose CVO Road Glide® Custom bagger return with new features for 2013. (See separate release for more details on the 2013 CVO line.)

The versatile Harley-Davidson® Sportster® line includes five models, plus the Sportster® 1200 Custom Anniversary Edition. New colors and graphics are offered on all Sportster® models.

The traditional “hard tail” lines of the Harley-Davidson Softail® platform are offered on six models, including the Softail® Slim , a back-to-basics 1950’s-style bobber introduce mid-year 2012. The 2013 Fat Boy® now features Mirror Chrome Aluminum Bullet Hole Disc wheels as standard equipment. The Softail® line also includes Heritage Softail® Classic Anniversary Edition and the Fat Boy® Lo Anniversary Edition.

Eight Harley-Davidson® Touring models, from the slammed-and-trimmed Street Glide® to the fully equipped Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, are ready to tackle the long road with fresh color and graphics options. The Road King® Anniversary Edition and Electra Glide® Ultra Limited Anniversary Edition are available in limited quantities for 2013.
The smooth-handling 2013 Dyna® line includes the re-styled Street Bob and four more models, plus the Super Glide® Custom Anniversary Edition.

The aggressive Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® power-cruiser line features the Night Rod® Special and V-Rod Muscle®, each available in new colors for 2013.

Riders looking for a Trike option with Harley-Davidson quality can turn to the Tri Glide® Ultra Classic®, also available Tri Glide® Ultra Classic® Anniversary Edition to celebrate a milestone.

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