The Harley Davidson Night Rod received a few modifications for 2012. The bike features a new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and handlebar.
The ride quality was also improved and the motorcycle comes with new inverted front forks and retuned rear suspension.
At the heart of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special lies a rubber-mounted, liquid-cooled 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine with dual overhead camshafts, four-valve cylinder heads and Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The engine’s output is rated at 125 hp at 8,250 rpm and 85 ft. lbs. of torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine is kept in leash by a refined five speed transmission.
The bike sits on Michelin Scorcher radial tires and the stopping power is assured by a set of Brembo triple-disc performance brakes.
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The V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition is a tribute to the original 2002 V-Rod, the motorcycle that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution engine and a new styling direction for Harley-Davidson. Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork with color-matched frame are exclusive in the V-Rod line and evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod. Extra chrome and polished surfaces dazzle on the engine, exhaust and speed screen.
The motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, Revolution, 60° V-Twin engine with a displacement of 1250 cc. The engine puts out 125 hp @ 8,250 rpm and 85 ft.lbs of torque at 7000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a five speed gear box and the fuel consumption is rated at 37 mpg (city/highway).
The speed is kept in check by a set of Brembo triple-disc performance brakes which also include ABS.
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Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of pavement-pounding performance with the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, one of three models in a 2012 V-Rod line that also includes an updated Night Rod Special and the V-Rod Muscle.
The first V-Rod is around for over 10 years now, and since its inception, the bike was received with a lot of interest by the riders who were seeking for a reliable and classic laid back cruiser.
The 2012 bike inspires confidence and power thanks to its imposing air scoops, muscle bound mufflers and the 240 mm rear tire. Dark and sinister, the restyled Night Rod Special also features a new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and handlebar.
Power comes from a 1250 cc liquid-cooled Revolution engine which has enough grunt to reward you with sporty performances and a mighty roar.
The ride quality is assured by new inverted front forks and retuned rear suspensions.
Harley-Davidson’s classic cruiser, the V-Rod is now available in a special edition. The new Harley-Davidson V-Rod Night Rod Special received a special look and is aggressively styled from the front end to the back with the engine, wheels, forks, triple clamps and swingarm painted in a tasty black paint. Other notable styling details include the double-barrel exhaust pipes, fat rear tyre, low-Rise handlebar and the special radiator design.
The motorcycle is built on a very beautiful frame that was forged using an innovative process named hydroforming. Thanks to this new process the company’s engineers were able to form unconventional angles and apply fewer welds by bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water.
At the heart of the bike lies Harley Davidson’s 1.247 cc Revolution, Liquid-cooled, 60° V-Twin engine which delivers a peak torque of 111 Nm at 7,250 rpm.
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Harley-Davidson is rolling out a fleet of new bikes, all of which should make fans of the iconic American motorcycle maker drool and grab for their wallets at the soonest possible time.
Even better, at least a few of these models are limited edition pieces, including the 2012 V-Rod 10th Anniversary, a commemorative model that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand’s V-Rod model.
In developing the frame for the bike, Harley went above and beyond to make something that will catch the awe and adulation of its customer base. Using an innovative process called hydrofoaming, Harley was able to build a strong chassis that features unconventional angles while applying fewer welds and bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water. To go with the unique chassis, Harley-Davidson decked out the V-Rod 10th Anniversary model with plenty of striking features, including a Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that bears a striking similarity to the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod models. There’s also an aluminum speed screen, a drag-style low rise handlebar, dual chromed mufflers, heat shields, polished forks, clamps, and handlebars, silver split 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels with machined highlights, a silver instrument cluster, a two-up bucket saddle, and special edition V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.
Powering the V-Rod 10th Anniversary model is an engine that Harley built in collaboration with Porsche, an innovative technical masterpiece called the 1,250cc V-Twin Revolution. It’s a fuel injected, liquid cooled powertrain that comes with dual overhead cams, producing an output of 125 horsepower and 84 lb/ft of torque at 7,000 rpm with a combined fuel efficiency rating of 37 mpg.
The attached price tag for this special edition Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary model is $15,999, which is by no means cheap. But given the special edition tag and the fact that it’s a Harley-Davidson, there will always be a strong appeal for it in the bike-riding population of America.
Learning how to draw a motorcycle is apparently surprisingly easy if you follow 9 simple steps that the team at howtodrawwithpencil has put together. They took the Harley-Davidson V-Rod as the example, but the rules apply to all other bikes in the cruiser category. Please read the advices and watch the demonstration video after the break.
Did you ever happen to buy a motorcycle and feel that there’s something missing in what concerns your new acquisition? Something such as a….third wheel for example. It seems that this motorcycle enthusiast did and with incredible results. This is the Harley-Davidson V-Rod Trike, definitely a unique machine which satisfies the riding demands of those who simply can’t stick to the standard two-wheeled version.
In the case you haven’t already hit the “play” button for this video Marissa Miller is Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated cover girl who has recently teamed up with Harley-Davidson to shoot photos as part of an upcoming ad campaign for the new V-Rod Muscle. This behind the scenes video attached below also features an interview with Marisa Miller, but we have a hunch that you’re not interested in the talk.