2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCD NightRod
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– 2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCD NightRod
If you like lean, low and raw, there’s plenty here. This new hot rod-inspired motorcycle is built around the big power of the Revolution® engine. Mid-mount controls. Straight-shot mufflers. Low-rise bars. What better way to put 120 horses through the paces. New seat. Highway pegs. Long hauls feel more like quick jaunts. Check out the Black Denim paint option. Color-matched speed screen visor. Blacked-out engine. Or the beautiful black and chrome engine covers option you see here. Brembo® brakes. New Slotted Aluminum Disc wheels or a Black Staggered 10-Spoke wheel option. A 180mm rear tire grounds the look. It’d be a sin to leave this much rubber standing still.
VRSCD NightRod™ Model Overview
The menacing presence of the new VRSCD Night Rod will cause a stir on the boulevard. This new model combines a raked-out, 36 degree fork angle with mid-mount controls for more aggressive cruising. Seat height is a low 26 inches. The highway pegs are standard for more relaxed riding. The Night Rod takes its styling cues right off the drag strip, with a color-matched speed screen visor, a black frame and blacked-out mirrors and controls, and chrome straight- shot dual exhaust pipes. The Revolution V-Twin engine is finished in black powdercoat with highlighted fins and polished covers. Slotted Machined Cast Aluminum disc wheels come standard, or order the optional black Staggered 10-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels for a more aggressive look. The Night Rod can be ordered with optional chrome engine covers and an optional security system. Eight color choices include new Black Denim, a flat-black finish.
VRSCD Night Rod features:
Liquid-cooled, 1130cc Revolution V-Twin engine
120 hp at 8250 rpm/ 80.0 ft. lbs. torque @ 7000 rpm
New black powder-coated engine with highlighted fins and polished covers
Mid-mount controls with highway pegs
36-degree fork angle
49 mm forks
Brembo triple-disc brakes
Black power-coated hydroformed frame
New 18-inch slotted disc rear wheel, 19-inch slotted disc front wheel
Aluminum radiator shroud with twin vortex air scoops
New black mirrors, hand controls and springs
Round reflector-optic headlight
New color-matched speed screen visor
3.7-gallon under-seat fuel cell
Chrome straight-shot exhaust
Low 26-inch seat height
New clock and dual tripmeter
NEW 2006 VRSCD NIGHT ROD SPECIFICATIONS1
Length 93.0 in. (2363.0 mm)
Laden2 26.0 in. (660.4 mm)
Unladen 27.1 in. (668.3 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.0 in. (127.0 mm)
Rake (steering head) 34°
Fork Angle 36°
Trail 4.6 in. (116.3 mm)
Wheelbase 66.9 in. (1699.8 mm)
Radial Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series):
Front – D207F 120/70ZR-19 60W
Rear – D207F 180/55ZR-18 74W
Fuel Capacity3 3.7 gal. (14.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity No reserve due to fuel injection
Oil Capacity 4.5 qts. (4.3 L)
Dry Weight 607 lbs. (276 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order 629 lbs. (286 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1022 lbs. (464 kg)
Engine4 Liquid-cooled, Revolution,® 60° V-Twin
Bore x Stroke 3.94 in. x 2.84 in. (100.0 mm x 72.0 mm)
Displacement 69 cu. in. (1130 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Down draft intake – hidden
Lubrication System Wet-sump, integrated
Primary Drive Gear, 117/64 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 72/28 ratio (72/30 ratio)
Clutch 9-plate, wet
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/hydroformed
main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails, MIG welded
Swingarm Polished, 1-piece cast aluminum
Front Fork Wide, 49 mm custom fork
Wheels5 (aluminum, 10-spoke option): Slotted disc aluminum
Front 19 in. x 3.0 in. (482.6 mm x 76.2 mm)
Rear 18 in. x 5.5 in. (457.2 mm x 139.7 mm)
Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, 1-piece fl oating rotor (front)
uniform expansion rotor (rear)
Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .197 in. (299.97 mm x 5.0 mm)
Rear 11.81 in. x .276 in. (299.97 mm x 7.01 mm)
Front Wheel 4.0 in. (106.60 mm)
Rear Wheel 4.0 in. (106.60 mm)
Engine Torque (per SAE J607)6:
World 80 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (109 NM @ 7000 rpm)
France (opt. Germany) 72 ft. lbs. @ 5500 rpm (98 NM @ 5500 rpm)
Japan 75 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (102 NM @ 7000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168) Right: 32° Left: 32°
MPG (EPA urban/highway test)7 37/47 mpg (6.4/5.0 L/100 km)
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour,
200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Three-phase, 38-amp system
(439W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting 0.8 kW electric w/direct drive starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights 8W/28W refl ector-optics (5W/21W)
Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics, security
system8, coolant temperature, low fuel
Engine Trim Black powder-coated w/polished treatment
Exhaust System Chrome, straight-shot dual pipes
Ignition Barrel keyed
Seat Two-up, textured vinyl w/fl ip-up fuel fi ll access
Handlebars Stainless steel, low-rise
Foot Supports Mid-mount footpegs and controls
Brake and Shift Levers Mid-mount controls
Rear Fender Supports Internal to rear fender w/included
P&A saddlebag mounting points
Instruments Electronic speedometer w/odometer andresettable
tripmeter w/diagnostic capabilities and solid-state,
tell-tale indicator module; tachometer, trip A&B, clock
Hazard Warning Integrated into turn signal controls
Fork Lock Common w/ignition key
Security System Optional
Vivid Black, Chopper Blue Pearl, Deep Cobalt Pearl, Black Denim,10
Brandy Wine Sunglo, Two-Tone Rich Sunglo Blue/Chopper Blue
Pearl, Two-Tone Black Cherry Pearl/Black Pearl, Two-Tone
Fire Red Pearl/Vivid Black
Warranty11 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every
5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter12
1 Harley-Davidson reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications may vary from country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Includes reserve on carburetor-equipped models.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2 (87 octane or higher for XL883 models).
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 Values shown are nominal. Performance varies by country.
7 Based on tests conducted under ideal lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures. Your mileage will vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle conditions, and vehicle configuration. Break-in mileage will vary.
8 North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
10 The FXDBI Street Bob™ and VRSCD Night Rod™ motorcycles are the only 2006 models finished in Black Denim. This finish has qualities which differ from high gloss finishes on all other Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Like denim fabric, Black Denim paint will burnish or mar with age and use, thus adding character and personality to the finish of the motorcycle. If scratched, the color coat of paint does nick/scuff and these marks cannot be rubbed out. If polished, the finish will become glossier and less flat (or matte) over time. Please see your owner’s manual for details on the finish and its care.
11 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
12 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 km) intervals.