Superstar-owned Harley-Davidson Night Rod Wants You To Be Its Next Owner
With only 749 miles on its odo, this right here is a collector’s itemby Punya Sharma, on LISTEN 02:31
The Harley-Davidson V-Rod/Night Rod was a special motorcycle in the company’s portfolio and it garnered a huge fan following when it was on sale. This not only included the general public, but also renowned movie stars like late Speed-actor Dennis Hopper who kept a matte-black Night Rod (or V-Rod) in his living room.
The same 2006 Night Rod has now popped up on sale at Iconic Motorbike Auctions, and if you want an iconic Harley with a rich history, it doesn’t get much better than this.
2006 Harley-Davidson Night Rod On Sale At Iconic Motorbike Auctions
As mentioned above, this Night Rod dons a sinister matte-black livery complete with, in typical Harley fashion, an abundance of chrome. You also get chunky aluminum wheels alongside an extra-long wheelbase and a massive rear tire which adds to the bike’s unmatched physical appeal.
Manufactured in 2005, Dennis Hopper was the first owner of this motorcycle followed by a private owner after Hopper’s demise, and then, the current owner. In the words of Dennis, the V-Rod was one of the smoothest and nicest Harleys he had ever ridden. While he did ride the bike often, the motorcycle has a total of just 749 miles on its digital odometer, 20 of which came from the current owner.
As impressive as all this is, the Night Rod, subjected to Florida weather for one year, has rusting inside the exhausts, flaking of the chrome, and corrosion on the fork legs. This could be a deal-breaker for a few, but we believe it’s nothing a proper detailing job can’t fix.
Finally, the motorcycle is mostly stock, with the only exception being a two-into-two Toxic exhaust system and the custom rearview mirrors. Everything else is OG here, even including three key fobs with Harley key chains and an owner’s manual.
For reference, the ‘06 Night Rod boasted a 1,130cc, twin-cylinder engine pumping out 120 horsepower.
What’s The Price?
The Night Rod was sold for $19,000 in 2016 after Dennis Hopper’s demise. Since then, its condition has somewhat become worse, though, so expect the bike to sell for a lower price. Got a number in mind? Then, go and hit up Iconic Motorbike Auctions, as the auction will end in a couple of days.
Source: Iconic Motorbike Auctions