- Mammoth-Like Stance
- Extremely Powerful Engine
- One Of The Fastest Harleys
- Seating Position Is Slightly Awkward
- Hefty Price Tag
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Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Overview
The modern Harley. The not so popular Harley. The story goes that V Rod's liquid cooled engine was jointly developed with Porsche and that it was so smooth that the traditional Harley folks rejected it, considering they were used to the cruder and air cooled Harleys. That is Harley folks though, this is quite possibly the best Harley, something that matches the refinement levels of the Japanese and something for which you don't need to be a gruff body builder kinds. That said it is also quite stylish and made for arriving in style. There is enough grunt for you to challenge a few sport bikes and the handling isn't bad too. Overall one of the smoothest cruiser in the Harley range and overall a tough bike to find faults with. The competition is the Diavel and the V max and in this company the V Rod seems like a sane choice.
Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Engine & Transmission
The engine is a 1247 cc behemoth arranged in that traditional Harley format V-twin. The engine has got fair amount of kick and the transmission is a belt driven five speed unit. The engine is smooth as anything with Porsche heritage is bound to be, the transmission is a glitch free affair too. Overall a good match and unlike traditional Harley's works as smooth as something that costs as this much should.
Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Mileage
You shouldn't care about the mileage for a lifestyle statement like this, but if you somehow do the bike gives around 15kms to a litre. Combined with an 18 litre fuel tank that gives you a mileage of around 300kms. That means on a tank full the bike can go farther than anywhere people you want to impress live. As far as style goes that isn't bad.
Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Performance and Handling
The liquid cooled v-twin makes around 115bhp and 111 Nm of torques. Since the engine is smooth and revs a bit too, it is a fun bike. The bike feels brisk and at no time do you feel this bike could do with more power. In fact more often than not you will struggle with using all of this bike's power. Tractability is superb considering the good amount of torque this bike has even in the lower revs. You don't need to wring the throttle to access the power on tap. Good going then.