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2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special

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2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special

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2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special

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2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special Review

2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The dark horse always has the most mystique…

If you think all the blacked-out metal looks sinister, you’ve got the right idea. The Night Rod® Special motorcycle is pure aggression from fast back tail section to streamlined front end, built around a liquid-cooled 60° V-twin engine stuffed full of racing-derived serious business like dual overhead cams, 4-valve heads and velocity stacks feeding its double barrel exhaust. In other words, things happen when you twist the throttle. Better if it all happens under the cover of darkness.

If your tastes run to high-end horsepower served with a big meaty powerband and a seriously demented topping of black paint, get ready to dig in.

These long and low works of art are the most radical edge of the Harley-Davidson® line-up. A muscular mix of dragstrip performance and menacing street looks. Explosive, off-the-line power coupled with cutting-edge technology. The V-Rod® family’s liquid-cooled 1250cc V-Twin Revolution® engine, Brembo® performance brakes, a slipper clutch and hidden ABS adds a layer of smooth precision.



2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Night Rod® Special model is a sinister-looking machine with a Revolution® engine that delivers a V-Twin growl and massive power. It’s styled for performance-minded enthusiasts who like a blacked-out, no-hassle ride, and an aggressive, drag-inspired riding position.

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2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Authentic Styling

Take a good, long look at a V-Rod motorcycle. Massive rear tire. Low, aggressive profile. Dragstrip-inspired handlebar. If you have a hard time figuring out where the performance leaves off and pure style begins, you’ve got the right idea. The V-Rod family was our first line of liquid-cooled motorcycles, and when we experienced the explosive power of the Revolution engine we knew we had something very good on our hands. So we went deep into our racing heritage for the fire-breathing looks. The big 240mm rear tire enhances the dragster styling. It’s also the only way you’re going to harness all the off-the-line power. The pipes are a big part of the performance equation. They’re also proof that a performance exhaust doesn’t need to look like it’s welded out of coffee cans. Notice how even the radiator is styled to become part of the design instead of an interruption to the flow of the eye. Speed bumps, even of the visual variety, are not allowed.


Iconic Engine

Like everything on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, there’s a story behind the 1250cc Revolution engine powering the bikes in our V-Rod series. This one starts on the racetrack, with the company’s VR1000 superbike engine. Watching it roar around the track got the gears turning on a way to bring the same sort of high-end performance to the street. So the story takes us to Germany, and a unique collaboration with legendary automaker Porsche and their world-renowned team of engineers. The final result? Dual overhead cams. Four-valve heads. Liquid cooling. A velvety smooth delivery of power all the way up to redline. In short, the industry’s most perfect blend of torque and horsepower in a revolutionary high-revving V-Twin design. There couldn’t be anything more uniquely Harley-Davidson than that.


Technology

A machine like a V-Rod motorcycle doesn’t happen without putting massive amounts of technology into the effort. As you might guess, we do it our own way. The Revolution engine itself is not only a marvel of modern engineering and metallurgy, but of grueling performance tests. That’s how it delivers the ironclad durability and low-maintenance worthy of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin. The performance Brembo brakes also include an Anti-Locking (ABS) system. But we stylized the sensor, so you see the clean lines of the bike. With all that comes with a V-Rod motorcycle, you may want to take technology even further and add the optional H-D Smart Security System. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and it arms and disarms the electronic security system automatically. One more example of the attention to detail that makes Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.


Handling

With all the power exploding out of the Revolution engine you expect a long list of enhanced handling features. And that’s what you get. It starts at the front end of your V-Rod motorcycle, with inverted forks. This is a racetrack inspired design that reduces the unsprung weight of the bike and keeps turning tight and responsive. Scrubbing off speed comes courtesy of high-performance Brembo brakes. For added good measure, you also get an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) that helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-up. Also taken from the racetracks of the world, a “slipper” clutch that provides smoother high-power handling in turns and during downshifts. Connecting you to the pavement is a set of Michelin Scorcher™ tires. If you know your rubber, you know that means you’re riding on the latest generation of compounds, plus an exclusive deep-cut tread design that improves grip and water evacuation capability. In other words, everything you’d expect on a race-bred bike.


Comfort

Riding a performance machine is all about confidence and control. They come a lot easier when you’re comfortable in the seat of your machine. That’s why we’ve made the feeling of being astride a V-Rod motorcycle unlike anything most riders have ever experienced. The seat itself is a deep bucket design, derived from what we’ve learned keeping riders glued to their machines at the blinding speeds of the racetrack. We set the seat low, which further adds to the feeling of certainty and control whether you’re throttling up or slowing things down. The handlebars and rider foot pegs are placed so you ride low and mean, but with the controls close and comfortably in reach. Whether you’re aiming for the quarter mile mark or a fast road out of town, you can kick back into an easy riding posture for the ultimate power cruise.

 


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.



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.



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 low-maintenance LED taillamp creates a streamlined impression that lasts.



Fat Rear Tire

Behold the 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.



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.



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 motorcycle comes on strong with an aggressive race-inspired, power-first front profile.



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.

 


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 about holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.



Revolution® Engine

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.



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 lb-ft of torque at 7000 rpm, while feeling refined and velvety smooth all the way up to the redline.

 

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’s 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 detail and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

 


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.



Assist & Slip Clutch

Taken from the racetrack to the world of custom. The Night Rod® Special motorcycle features a Assist & Slip 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.



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 motorcycle unsprung mass low and its turning tight, for a nimble and responsive ride at every speed.



Brembo® Brakes with ABS

Increased confidence and control. High-performance Brembo® dual-disc brakes offer consistent stopping power on every leg of your journey. Plus, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-up if you need to brake suddenly. And since we stylized the speed sensor, the bike maintains its clean, slick look. Performance without sacrificing style. That’s what The Motor Company is all about.

 


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.

 

 

 


 

2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Starting from $16849 USD

PRICING 6
Vivid Black $16,849
Color Option $17,199
Security Option $395
ABS Option Standard
California Emissions $100
Freight $390
DIMENSIONS
Length 96.1 in.
Seat Height, Laden 7 25.6 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 26.6 in.
Ground Clearance 4.5 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 34
Trail 5.6 in.
Wheelbase 67 in.
Tires, Front Specification 120/70ZR-19 60W
Tires, Rear Specification 240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity 5 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 637 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 666 lb.
ENGINE
Engine 1 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Bore 4.13 in.
Stroke 2.835 in.
Displacement 76.1 cu in
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Gear, 64/117 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 11.752
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.897
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 6.322
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.459
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 4.899
CHASSIS
Exhaust Straight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers; black end caps and exhaust shield
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
Wheels, Optional Style Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Pinstripe Standard on Select Colors
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 83.4 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 6,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 37 mpg
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings
Gauges Electronic 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
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. Estimated 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.
6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.
7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.




 


 

2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $19599 CDN

PRICING
Vivid Black $ 19,599
Color Option $ 19,999
Security Option $ 455
ABS Option Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length 2,440 mm
Seat Height, Laden 6 650 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 6 675 mm
Ground Clearance 115 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 34
Trail 142 mm
Wheelbase 1,705 mm
Tires, Front Specification 120/70ZR-19 60W
Tires, Rear Specification 240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity 18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.7 l
Weight, As Shipped 289 kg
Weight, In Running Order 302 kg
ENGINE
Engine 1 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Bore 105 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Displacement 1,247 cc
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Gear, 64/117 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 11.752
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.897
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 6.322
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.459
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 4.889
CHASSIS
Exhaust Straight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers; black end caps and exhaust shield
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 113 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 6,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 6.3 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings
Gauges Electronic 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
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. Estimated 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.
6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.





 

2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: Starting from £13995 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

PRICING 5
Vivid Black £ 13,995
Color Option £ 14,295
DIMENSIONS
Length 2,440 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 675 mm
Ground Clearance 115 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 34
Trail 142 mm
Wheelbase 1,702 mm
Tyres, Front Specification 120/70ZR-19 60W
Tyres, Rear Specification 240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity 18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.7 l
Weight, As Shipped 289 kg
Weight, In Running Order 302 kg
ENGINE
Engine Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Bore 105 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Displacement 1,247 cc
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Gear, 64/117 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 10.969
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.371
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 5.9
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.095
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 4.563
CHASSIS
Exhaust Straight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers; black end caps and exhaust shield
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Orange Pinstripe
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method EEC/95/1
Engine Torque 111 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 7,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 6.3 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system, coolant temperature, low fuel warnings, ABS
Gauges Electronic 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
1. Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
2. Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
6. Measurement reflects 81.7 kg operator weight.
7. Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.



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