The 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Motorcycle

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Water cooled, 1250cc, V-twin, DOHC

Styled for performance-minded enthusiasts who like a blacked-out, no-hassle ride, the Night Rod Special model takes the VRSC™ family on a sinister trip down a dark alley.

It features black wheels, black frame, black fork lowers, triple clamps, swingarm, racing stripes on the airbox cover and a color-matched speed screen visor.

What makes it a true member of the VRSC family are things like the aggressive, drag-inspired riding position, the amazing power of the Revolution engine and the distinctive sound and feel that only Harley-Davidson can provide.

This power motorcycle cruiser has a drag style low rise handlebar that places you in an aggressive power cruiser riding position. The H-D Night Rod Special exhaust has dual Harley mufflers with black end caps.

Exhaust shields are also found on the VRSCDX Harley exhaust. This motorcycle muffler system proves that a performance exhaust can still be a beautiful set of pipes.

In addition to the beautiful Harley exhaust, the Harley Night Rod Special VRSCDX has an ultra wide rear tire – exactly what you want on the back of your power motorcycle cruisers. Check out this power cruiser and discover why this power motorcycle cruiser stands out from the rest.

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special – USA Specifications

Base MSRP: $16,699

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

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Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Key Features

• 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


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 4.13 in. x 2.84 in.
(105.0 mm x 72.0 mm)
Displacement 76.28 cu. in. (1250 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Down draft intake
Lubrication System Wet-sump, integrated with powertrain crankcase

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):
• 1st 11.752
• 2nd 7.898
• 3rd 6.322
• 4th 5.459
• 5th 4.899

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
Wheels: Black, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum
• Front 19 in. x 3 in. (482.60 mm x 76.20 mm)
• Rear 18 in. x 8 in. (457.20 mm x 203.20 mm)

• Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
• Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, one-piece floating rotor (front), uniform expansion rotor (rear)
• Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .20 in. (299.97 mm x 5.08 mm)
• Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (299.97 mm x 7.11 mm)
• ABS Option Available
Suspension Travel:
• Front 4 in. (101.60 mm)
• Rear 2.90 in. (73.66 mm)

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Clutch Type: Wet, slipper, hydraulic operated

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

Fuel Economy7
ESPFI (EPA urban/highway test) 34/42 mpg (6.92/5.60 L/100 km)

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):
• Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
• Tail/Stop Lights 8W/28W reflector optics (5W/21W)
• Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling
• Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

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:
• Laden 25.20 in. (640.08 mm)
• 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):
• Front – D208F 120/70ZR-19 60W
• 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)

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

Color Options
• Black Denim/Brilliant Silver w/Denim Racing Stripe
• Vivid Black/Brilliant Silver w/Pearl Racing Stripe
• Vivid Black/Mirage Orange w/Pearl Racing Stripe

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

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