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2008 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod

2008 Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod

VRSCDX Night Rod® Special

A huge success throughout Europe since its introduction last year, the VRSCDX Night Rod Special is a darker and more aggressive counterpart to the VRSCAW V-Rod. Features include drag bars and forward controls, an all-black 123-hp 91.7 kW.  Revolution ® V-twin engine and a host of blacked-out components, including the fork legs and a wide swing arm supporting a beefy 240mm rear tyre. Textured chrome Straight-shot dual mufflers have black end caps and heat shields. A contrasting racing stripe paint scheme traces the length of the bike and orange pinstripes adorn the wheels. The 25.2-inch/640mm seat height makes Night Rod Special the lowest VRSC model.

VRSCDX Night Rod® Special features:

  • NEW Liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine
  • NEW 123 hp at 8250 rpm/82 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm  91.7kW / 111Nm
  • NEW Slipper Clutch with reduced lever effort
  • NEW optional ABS
  • Black powder-coated engine with highlighted fins and black covers
  • Brushed Straight-shot Dual exhaust with black end caps and exhaust covers
  • Wide 240 mm rear tyre
  • Forward controls
  • Blacked-out mirrors, rear shocks and controls
  • Black steel frame
  • Drag-style handlebars
  • Round reflector-optic headlight
  • Colour-matched speed screen visor
  • Black Machined Slotted Disc Cast Aluminium 18-inch rear/19-inch front wheels with orange pin striping
  • Contrasting racing stripe paint scheme
  • 25.2-inch/640mm seat height
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications1 VRSCDX Night Rod® Special

Dimensions

Length (mm)..............................................................................................2460
Seat Height (mm)2.......................................................................................640
Ground Clearance (mm)...............................................................................107
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................34 / 114
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 36°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1715
Fuel Capacity (litres).................................................................................. 18.9
Oil Capacity w/filter (litres)........................................................................... 4.3
Dry Weight (kg).......................................................................................... 292

Powertrain

Engine......................................................Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Displacement (cu.cm).................................................................................1250
Bore x Stroke (mm)............................................................................. 105 x 72
Fuel System................................ Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio.................................................................................. 11.3:1
Exhaust System........................ Brushed, straight-shot exhaust with dual mufflers, black end caps & shield

Wheels/Tyres

Tyres:
Front......................................................................... D208F 120/70ZR-19 60W
Rear............................................................................... D419 240/40R-18 79V
Wheels:
Front......................................19” Black, machined slotted disc cast aluminium
Rear.......................................18” Black, machined slotted disc cast aluminium

Drivetrain

Primary Drive........................................................................ Gear, 64/117 ratio
Final Drive................................................................................ Belt, 30/72 ratio
Clutch............................................................. 9-plate, wet, A & S (Assist & Slip)
Transmission........................................................................................ 5-speed
Gear Ratios:
1st.......................................................................................................... 10.98
2nd........................................................................................................... 7.38
3rd........................................................................................................... 5.88
4th............................................................................................................ 5.10
5th............................................................................................................ 4.57

Chassis

Brakes, Dia (Front/Rear, mm)....................................................... 300 dual / 300
Caliper Type.................................................................... 4-piston front and rear
Front Fork.................................................................... Wide, 49mm custom fork
Rear Shocks...........................................................................Preload adjustable

Suspension Travel:

Front (mm)..................................................................................................102
Rear (mm)....................................................................................................74
Frame........................ Steel perimeter upper frame with hydroformed main rails and bolt-on lower frame rails; MIG welded
Swingarm...............Polished, one-piece cast aluminium (black powder coat finish)

Performance

Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1)5...........................111 Nm / 82 ft lbs @ 7200
Lean Angle per SAE J1168 (Degrees Left/Right)..........................................32 / 32

Electrical

Charging............................................................... Three-phase, 38-amp system (439W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting.......................0.8 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............................................................5W/21W reflector optics
Turn Signal Lights................................................................ 21W self-canceling
Instruments.................Electronic speedometer with odometer; Time-of-day clock; Dual resettable tripmeter; Tachometer
Indicator Lamps.........................High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system6, coolant temperature, low fuel warnings

Colour Options

Black Denim & Vivid Black; Vivid Black & Pewter Pearl; Vivid Black & Mirage
Orange Pearl

Model Features

Black powder-coated engine with black treatment covers; 240mm wide rear tyre;
Colour-matched headlamp nacelle; Slipper clutch; Lighter clutch lever operation;
Forward-mounted rider footpegs; Standard passenger footpegs; Stainless steel,
low-rise handlebars; Two-piece, two-up textured vinyl seat; 4-piston front &
rear caliper Brembo® brakes with dual front rotor; Wide, 49mm custom forks;
Optional ABS brake system

Warranty

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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