Harley Davidson Night Rod Special

Its blacked out engine, wheels, forks, triple clamps and swing arm are just some of the reasons this potent beast has such a mean street look. At the back end there’s an ultra-fat 240mm rear tyre, which not only looks the part but also gives fabulous grip and traction. A double-barrel exhaust with brushed finish dual mufflers pour out of a liquid cooled engine with a 121hp inside. And the controls have been ergonomically designed keeping the riding position comfortable yet maintaining the aggressive stance.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Harley Davidson

The Night Rod® Special features a tapered tail section, lightweight wheels, and ergonomic fit 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);

-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® “11” radial tires

-Round reflector-optic headlight

-Electric power accessory connector under seat


Model Highlights

NEW Paint color options

• Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

• Lightweight Black Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with pinstripe accent

• Tapered tail section with flush-mount LED taillight

• Pull-back handlebar places controls close 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-mounted 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



Source: Harley Davidson

Technical Specifications Harley Davidson Night Rod Special
Type Revolution®, 60° V-Twin - Overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, solid tappet with shim-under-bucket
Displacement 1247 cc
Bore x Stroke 105 mm x 72 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Maximum Power 90 KW (120,64 HP) @ 8000RPM
Maximum Torque 113 NM (11,52 KGF.M) @ 6750RPM
Cooling System Liquid-cooled
Lubrication System Wet-sump, integrated with powertrain crankcase
Fuel Supply System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter System Electric (0.08 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement)
Transmission Type 5-speeds
Final Transmission System Belt Drive (28/72 ratio)
Clutch Type 9-plate, wet, Assist & Slip
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
Caster Angle 34°
Trail 142 mm
Front Suspension Front Forks 43 mm Inverted
Front Wheel Travel 102 mm
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 74 mm
Front Break Patented, one-piece floating rotor, 300 mm x 5.1 mm, 4-piston front Caliper
Rear Break uniform expansion rotor, 300 mm x 7.1 mm, 4-piston front Caliper
Front Tyre 19”/Michelin Scorcher ’11’ 120 mm
Rear Tyre 18”/Michelin Scorcher ‘11’ 240 mm
Overall Length 2440 mm
Overall Width 890 mm
Overall Height 1065 mm
Seat Height 675 mm
Wheelbase 1702 mm
Min. ground clearance 115 mm
Kerb Weight 302 kg
Fuel Capacity 18,9 Liters

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