2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX

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2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX
2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX

2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX
2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX

2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX
2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX

– 2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX

2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX

The Night Rod® Special offers a raw, street-tough attitude, with an all-black Revolution V-Twin engine and blacked-out fork legs, swing arm and other components. The speed-screen visor and racing stripe come straight from the drag strip.

The VRSC™ family offers an unmatched combination of style and performance. The 60-degree Revolution 1250 cc V-Twin is liquid-cooled and features Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), dual overhead cams, four-valve heads, and a five-speed transmission. The engine is rubber-mounted in a hydroformed steel perimeter frame. A shell covers the large-volume airbox located over the engine. A five-gallon fuel cell is located below the seat on all VRSC models.

 

Model Highlights

– Black powder-coated powertrain with black covers
– Straight-shot exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers with black end caps and exhaust shield
– Black, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum wheels with orange pin stripe
– Sport front fender with black brace supports
– Color-matched speed screen visor
– Stainless steel, low-rise drag-style handlebar
– Black mirrors, rear shocks and controls
– Black frame
– Two-piece, two-up textured seat
– Contrasting racing stripe paint scheme

 

Key Features

The Night Rod® Special offers a raw, street-tough attitude, with an all-black Revolution V-Twin engine and blacked-out fork legs, swing arm and other components. The speed-screen visor and racing stripe come straight from the drag strip.

The VRSC™ family offers an unmatched combination of style and performance. The 60-degree Revolution 1250 cc V-Twin is liquid-cooled and features Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), dual overhead cams, four-valve heads, and a five-speed transmission. The engine is rubber-mounted in a hydroformed steel perimeter frame. A shell covers the large-volume airbox located over the engine.

A five-gallon fuel cell is located below the seat on all VRSC models.

– High-performance Brembo® triple-disc brakes
– Race-bred clutch with “slipper” action helps ease drive train effort during downshifting
– 240 mm wide rear tire
– Forward-mounted footpegs and controls
– Round reflector-optic headlight
– Electric power accessory connector under seat
– Optional, factory-installed Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
– Optional Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with hands-free security fob

 

 

 

2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX – Specifications
USA MSRP: Two-Tones $16,699

Canada MSRP: See Local Canadian Dealer For Pricing

Engine
Engine3 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Valves Overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, solid tappet with shim-under-bucket lash adjustment
Bore x Stroke 4.13 in. x 2.84 in.
(105.0 mm x 72.0 mm)
Displacement3 76.28 cu. in. (1250 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System4 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
U.S. Gear Ratios (overall):
o 1st 11.752
o 2nd 7.898
o 3rd 6.322
o 4th 5.459
o 5th 4.899

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-coat finish
Front Forks Wide, 49 mm custom
Rear Shocks Preload adjustable
Wheels5: Black, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum
o Front 19 in. x 3 in. (482.60 mm x 76.20 mm)
o Rear 18 in. x 8 in. (457.20 mm x 203.20 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 .20 in. (299.97 mm x 5.08 mm)
o Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (299.97 mm x 7.11 mm)
o ABS Option Available
Suspension Travel:
o Front 4 in. (101.60 mm)
o Rear 2.90 in. (73.66 mm)

Performance
Engine Torque6 (per SAE J1349):
o North America 85 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (115.24 Nm @ 7000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
o Right 32°
o Left 32°

Fuel Economy7
ESPFI (EPA urban/highway test) 34/42 mpg (6.92/5.60 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 (5W/21W)
o Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling
o Indicator Lamps6 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system8 (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

Dimensions
Length 94.40 in. (2397.76 mm)
Overall Width 34.60 in. (878.84 mm)
Overall Height 45.50 in. (1155.70 mm)
Seat Height:
o Laden2 25.20 in. (640.08 mm)
o Unladen 26.30 in. (668.02 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.20 in. (106.68 mm)
Rake (steering head) 34°
Fork Angle 36°
Trail 4.50 in. (114.30 mm)
Wheelbase 67.20 in. (1706.88 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, radial blackwall front and rear):
o Front – D208F 120/70ZR-19 60W
o Rear – D419 240/40R-18 79V
Fuel Capacity 5 gal. (18.93 L) (warning light at approximately 0.5 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qts. (4.73 L)
Coolant Capacity 2.5 qts. (2.37 L)

Weight:
o As Shipped 643 lbs. (291.66 kg)
o In Running Order 676 lbs. (306.63 kg)
o Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1075 lbs. (487.62 kg)
o Gross Axle Weight Rating
o Front 377 lbs. (171.01 kg)
o Rear 698 lbs. (316.61 kg)

Color Options
Two-Tones
– Black Denim/Brilliant Silver w/Denim Racing Stripe
– Vivid Black/Brilliant Silver w/Pearl Racing Stripe
– Vivid Black/Mirage Orange w/Pearl Racing Stripe

U.S. MSRP
Two-Tones $16,699

Warranty
Warranty9 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 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 (VRSC™ 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 fuel systems may vary by country and region.
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
7 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.
8 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

 

 

2010 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX – Media/Press Releases

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROLLS OUT NINE NEW MODELS FOR 2010

More Performance, Features and Value Across Six Motorcycle Platforms

MILWAUKEE (July 25, 2009) – Harley-Davidson roars into 2010 with nine new motorcycle models, the most expansive new-product introduction in the history of the Motor Company. Across six model platforms, Harley-Davidson achieves a fusion of tradition and technology in a motorcycle product line that offers more power, luxury, and style, and more value.

“This ambitious new motorcycle launch reaches to our riders with the incredible passion that Harley-Davidson has inspired for more than a century,” said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Core Customer Marketing. “We are thrilled to offer our customers nine new models and a full selection of products for 2010 that lets their enthusiasm for enjoying great motorcycles continue at full throttle.”

Highlights of the 2010 Harley-Davidson® line include:

As the new king of the Harley-Davidson Touring line, the Electra Glide® Ultra Limited model delivers the performance upgrade of a Twin Cam 103™ engine, and features standard equipment items previously offered only as accessories on regular-production Harley-Davidson Touring models.

The new Road Glide® Custom model looks lean and mean, with a slammed suspension, 18-inch front wheel and a new 2-into-1 exhaust system.

The Wide Glide® returns as an all-new Dyna® model done in old-school chopper style, with black laced wheels, a chopped rear fender, black “wire” sissy bar, 2-1-2 Tommy Gun exhaust and an optional flame paint scheme. Priced starting at $14,499, the Wide Glide is also a great new value.

The new Street Glide® Trike brings stripped-down, hot-rod styling to the three-wheel category, and joins the Tri Glide™ Ultra Classic® in an all new Trike family for 2010.

Dressed in satin chrome and denim black, the new Fat Boy® Lo presents a darker and lower interpretation of the motorcycle that still defines the fat-custom segment.

The 2010 Street Glide® model gets even more hot-rod soul, with updates that include a larger front wheel, slimmed-down exhaust, and a new tail light assembly. Street Glide takes a classic Harley-Davidson Touring profile to a low, light and lean extreme.

No motorcycle on the road today matches the modern street attitude of the three exciting models in the Harley-Davidson VRSC™ family: V-Rod®, Night Rod® Special and V-Rod Muscle®. The explosive performance of the liquid cooled Revolution® V-Twin engine keeps VRSC at the top of the power cruiser food chain in 2010.

The American motorcycle legend that is Harley-Davidson Sportster® features six models for 2010, including the $7,999 Iron 883™ introduced mid-year 2009 and four others priced less than $10,000.
Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO™), masters of shimmering chrome and bold paint, offers four new limited-production models for 2010. The CVO Softail® Convertible is a versatile urban touring motorcycle, while the CVO Street Glide is a high-performance hot-rod bagger. The CVO Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® and CVO Fat Bob® models are refreshed for 2010 with new paint schemes and styling details. All CVO models are powered by a Twin Cam 110™ engine, the largest displacement V-Twin offered by Harley-Davidson.

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