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2009 Harley-

Davidson VRSCDX
Night Rod Special

2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special


2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special


2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special

• 2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special


2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special
An all-black Revolution V-Twin engine, fork legs, swing arm and other
blacked-out components give the VRSCDX Night Rod Special a raw, street-
tough attitude. A nacelle surrounds a round reflector-optic headlight. The
brushed aluminum Straight-shot Dual mufflers have black end caps and exhaust
shields. Drag bars and forward foot controls put the rider in a stretched-out
posture. A contrasting racing stripe paint scheme traces the length of the bike.
Black Slotted cast aluminum wheels have a fine orange stripe on the rim. A
seat height of just 25.2-inches is the lowest or any VRSC model. Available in
Black Denim with a Vivid Black stripe, in Vivid Black with a Pewter Pearl
stripe, or in Vivid Black with a Mirage Orange Pearl stripe.
VRSCDX Night Rod Special features:
Liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine
125 hp at 8250 rpm/85 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm
Assist/Slipper Clutch with reduced lever effort
Black powder-coated engine with highlighted fins and black covers
Brushed Straight-shot Dual exhaust with black end caps and covers
Brembo triple-disc brakes
240 mm wide rear tire
Forward controls
Blacked-out mirrors, rear shocks and controls
Black steel frame
Drag-style handlebar
Round reflector-optic headlight
Color-matched headlight nacelle
Black Machined Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum 18-inch rear/19-inch front
wheels
with orange pin striping
Contrasting racing stripe paint scheme
25.2-inch seat height
Optional ABS
Optional Smart Security System

VRSC Key Features


1250cc Revolution V-Twin: Standard on all 2009 VRSC models, the 60-degree
Revolution 1250cc V-Twin is liquid-cooled and features Electronic Sequential
Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), dual overhead cams, four-valve heads, and a five-
speed transmission. The engine is rubber-mounted in a hydroformed steel
perimeter frame. A shell covers the large-volume airbox located over the
engine. A five-gallon fuel tank is located below the seat on all VRSC models.
The engine is tuned to produce up to 125 hp at 8250 rpm and up to 85 ft-lbs. of
torque at 7000 rpm.
Optional ABS: Each VRSC model is available with optional, factory-installed
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Designed to work in conjunction with high-
performance Brembo triple-disc brakes, this is the most advanced braking
system offered on any power cruiser. ABS is designed to help the rider
maintain control during braking events, especially those that happen in less-
than-optimal conditions. The components of the Harley-Davidson ABS have
been designed and packaged to be virtually invisible, preserving the uncluttered
styling of the area around the wheels. Unlike many motorcycle ABS, Harley-
Davidson ABS is not a linked system, meaning the rider maintains full,
independent control of both front and rear brakes.
2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special - Specifications
MSRP starting at $ 16,699
Dimensions
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:
• Laden2: 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) 4.50 qts. (4.26 L)
Coolant Capacity 2.50 qts. (2.37 L)
Weight:
• As Shipped 643 lbs. (291.66 kg)
• In Running Order 676 lbs. (306.63 kg)
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1075 lbs. (487.61 kg)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating
• Front 377 lbs. (171 kg)
• Rear 698 lbs. (316.61 kg)
Engine
Engine3 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Valves Overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, solid tappet with shim-under-
bucket lash adjustment
Bore x Stroke 4.134 in. x 2.835 in. (105 mm x 72 mm)
Displacement3 76.28 cu. in. (1250 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System9 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Down draft intake
Lubrication System Wet-sump, integrated with
powertrain crankcase
Drivetrain
Primary Drive Gear, 117/64 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 72/28 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet, A&S (Assist & Slip)
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S. HDI JPN
• 1st 11.752 10.969 10.969
• 2nd 7.898 7.371 7.371
• 3rd 6.322 5.900 5.900
• 4th 5.459 5.095 5.095
• 5th 4.899 4.563 4.563

Chassis
Frame Steel perimeter upper frame with hydroformed main rails and bolt-on
lower frame rails; MIG welded
Swingarm Polished, one-piece cast aluminum (Black powder-coat finish)
Front Forks Wide, 49 mm custom
Rear Shocks Preload adjustable

Wheels4: 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)
Brakes:
• Caliper Type 4-piston front and rear
• Rotor Type Patented, one-piece floating rotor (front), uniform expansion rotor
(rear)
(diameter x width):
• Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .20 in. (300 mm x 5 mm)
• Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7 mm)
• ABS Option Available

Suspension Travel:
• Front 4 in. (101.60 mm)
• Front 2.90 in. (73.66 mm)
Performance
Engine Torque5 (per SAE J1349):
• North America 85 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (115.26 NM @ 7000 rpm)
• World 83 ft. lbs. @ 7500 rpm (112.55 NM @ 7500 rpm)
• France opt. Germany 78 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (105.77 NM @ 7000 rpm)
• Japan 79 ft. lbs. @ 7000 rpm (107.12 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)
Electric
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 Lamps6: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine
diagnostics, security system6 (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel
warnings
Warranty
Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km)
thereafter
1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.
Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of
vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including
depictions,
specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive
comparisons) are
based on available information at the time of publication. Although such
descriptions
are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy
cannot
be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and
specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and
without
incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and
many
of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use
in
some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details
and the
latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models
and
Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate
clutch
with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America
the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
7 Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the
corresponding
family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not
all
motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and
mileage may
vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary
depending
on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle
condition and
vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
2009 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special - Canada
Specifications
* MSRP starting at $ 18,499

DIMENSIONS METRIC UNITS


Length 2397.76 mm
Seat Height
Laden 1 640.08 mm
Unladen 668.02 mm
Ground Clearance 106.68 mm
Rake Steering Head/Trail 34° / 114.30 mm
Wheelbase 1706.88 mm
Track Width N/A
Fuel Capacity 18.93 L
Oil Capacity 4.26 L
Weight
Dry Weight 291.66 kg
Running Order 306.63 kg
Luggage Capacity
Volume N/A
Weight N/A
POWERTRAIN
Engine 2 Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin
Displacement 1250 cm³
Bore x Stroke 105.0 mm x 72.0 mm
Engine Torque 3 115.26 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Fuel System 4 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Liters per 100 KM
ESPFI 4.4 hwy / 6.9 city
Primary Drive Gear, 117/64 ratio
Gear Ratio (overall)
1st 11.75
2nd 7.898
3rd 6.322
4th 5.459
5th 4.899
6th N/A
WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels 5
Front Black, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum
Rear Black, Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum
Wheel Option N/A
Tire Size
Front 120/70ZR-19 60W
Rear 240/40R-18 79V
ELECTRICAL
Instruments Electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on
odometer, dual tripmeter , fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and
countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout,
LED indicator lights, tachometer
Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine
diagnostics, security system (optional), coolant temperature, low fuel warnings
Reverse Function N/A
CHASSIS
Brakes 4-piston front and rear
Parking Brake N/A
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 32° / 32°
Exhaust System Brushed, straight-shot exhaust w/ dual mufflers; black End
Caps & shield
COLOR OPTIONS
Two-Tone Black Denim/Vivid Black Racing Stripe; Two-Tone Vivid
Black/Pewter Pearl Racing Stripe; Two-Tone Vivid Black/Mirage Orange Pearl
Racing Stripe
PRICING 7
MSRP
Black $ N/A
Color $ N/A
Two-Tone $18,499
Custom Color $ N/A
Security $380
Wheel Option $ N/A
ABS Option $880
Reverse Option $ N/A
Cruise Control $ N/A
Freight $ N/A
1 Measurement reflects 180 lb./81.7 kg operator weight.
2 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America
the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

7 Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as
color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title
and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.


Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of
vehicles manufactured and delivered.
All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions,
measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available
information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed
correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be
guaranteed.

Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications,


and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring
any obligation.
Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories
described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations.
Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest
information.

All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster®


models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with
diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Media/Press Release
NEW V-ROD MUSCLE HAS A CHISELED, POWER-CRUISER
PRESENCE
Three Liquid-Cooled V-Rod Models on 240 mm Rear Rubber for 2009
MILWAUKEE (July 22, 2008) – With sculpted bodywork stretched taut over a
powerful new physique, the 2009 VRSCF V-Rod Muscle rides its way onto the
Power Cruiser scene with a broad-shouldered presence. Gaping air scoops,
sweeping side-pipe exhaust and a huge rear tire spinning under a clean, clipped
fender speak to a contemporary, urban sense of style and performance. The
Muscle pushes the Harley-Davidson V-Rod platform into a new turf, where it
aims to hold its ground.
VRSC Key Features
1250cc Revolution V-Twin: Standard on all 2009 VRSC models, the 60-degree
Revolution 1250cc V-Twin is liquid-cooled and features Electronic Sequential
Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), dual overhead cams, four-valve heads, and a five-
speed transmission. The engine is rubber-mounted in a hydroformed steel
perimeter frame. A shell covers the large-volume airbox located over the
engine. A five-gallon fuel tank is located below the seat on all VRSC models.
The engine is tuned to produce up to 125 hp at 8250 rpm and up to 85 ft-lbs. of
torque at 7000 rpm.
Optional ABS: Each VRSC model is available with optional, factory-installed
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Designed to work in conjunction with high-
performance Brembo triple-disc brakes, this is the most advanced braking
system offered on any power cruiser. ABS is designed to help the rider
maintain control during braking events, especially those that happen in less-
than-optimal conditions. The components of the Harley-Davidson ABS have
been designed and packaged to be virtually invisible, preserving the uncluttered
styling of the area around the wheels. Unlike many motorcycle ABS, Harley-
Davidson ABS is not a linked system, meaning the rider maintains full,
independent control of both front and rear brakes.
New V-Rod Muscle
The wide, angular air-box cover and chopped tail section look as solid and
smooth as billet and give the new V-Rod Muscle lines that are clean and
powerful. The size of the massive 240 mm rear tire is accentuated by the new
broad, clipped and clean rear fender. The combination stop/tail/turn LED light
is tucked under the edge of the rear fender, and the side-mount license plate
leaves the fender surface smooth and uncluttered. Front-end styling balances
the rear, with a trimmed fender that’s blacked out behind satin-finished inverted
forks and LED turn signals integrated into the mirror stems. The radiator
shrouds are restyled and color-matched to the rest of the bodywork, while the
new airbox side covers incorporate air scoop inlets covered with woven wire
mesh. The silver five-spoke cast aluminum front and rear wheels are a new
design for the V-Rod line.
A new deep seat holds the rider firmly in place against the thrust of the
Revolution V-Twin engine. The Muscle features forward foot controls, and a
new handlebar with internal wiring. The handlebar is 1.5-inch cast aluminum
with tubular steel ends and integrated risers. Bold polished forged aluminum
triple clamps secure the inverted forks and frame the distinctive V-Rod
teardrop reflector optic headlamp, housed in a satin black bucket.
The long profile of a 34-degree fork rake is stretched visually by new
“sidepipe” dual exhausts in satin chrome with fat, turn-out mufflers exiting
behind the rear axle. The V-Rod Muscle is available in Vivid Black, Brilliant
Silver, Dark Blue Denim and Red Hot Sunglo.
New VRSCF V-Rod Muscle features:
Liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine
122 hp at 8250 rpm/85 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm
Pewter powdercoated powertrain with polished covers
Assist/Slipper Clutch with reduced lever effort
New clutch cover with relocated dipstick
New Satin chrome dual side exhaust with turn-out mufflers
New Five-spoke cast aluminum 19-inch front wheel
New Five-spoke cast aluminum 18-inch rear wheel
New Triple clamps
New 43 mm Inverted forks
New stylized rear shocks with black springs
New airbox cover and side covers
New front fender with black-out section
New smooth rear fender
New LED stop/tail/turn light
New LED front turn signals integrated in mirror stems
New seat shape
New Internally wired handlebar cast with riser
New instrument graphics and housing
New side-mount license plate
Black frame
240mm wide rear tire
Forward foot controls
Brembo triple-disc brakes
Teardrop reflector-optic headlight
25.6-inch seat height
Optional ABS
Optional Smart Security System

VRSCAW V-Rod
The evolution of the original Harley-Davidson power cruiser continues in 2009.
The V-Rod rolls on a fat 240 mm rear tire. The sweeping exhaust ends in bright
chrome slash-cut mufflers. A scooped seat cradles the rider just 26 inches off
the pavement. Welded pull-back handlebar frame the clamshell instrument pod
and teardrop reflector optic headlamp. Raked out to 36 degrees, 49 mm forks
hold an anodized aluminum Profile laced front wheel. The V-Rod is available
in six production color combinations, including new Red Hot Sunglo, Flame
Blue Pearl, Vivid Black/Pewter Pearl, Flame Blue Pearl/Pewter Pearl and three
new Custom Color combinations: Black Ice/Blue Ice, Light Candy Root
Beer/Dark Candy Root Beer, and Big Purple Flake/Brilliant Silver.
VRSCAW V-Rod features:
Liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine
121 hp at 8000 rpm/84 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm
Two-tone silver and pewter powder-coated cylinders with chrome covers
Assist/Slipper clutch with reduced lever effort
Brembo triple-disc brakes
Brushed aluminum Profile Laced 19-inch front wheel
Machined Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum 18-inch rear wheel
Chrome Slash-cut Dual exhaust pipes
240 mm wide rear tire
Forward controls
Black hand controls
Silver-leafed frame with clear coat
Welded pull back handlebars
Teardrop reflector-optic headlight
Five-gallon fuel tank
26-inch seat height
Optional ABS
Optional Smart Security System

VRSCDX Night Rod Special


An all-black Revolution V-Twin engine, fork legs, swing arm and other
blacked-out components give the VRSCDX Night Rod Special a raw, street-
tough attitude. A nacelle surrounds a round reflector-optic headlight. The
brushed aluminum Straight-shot Dual mufflers have black end caps and exhaust
shields. Drag bars and forward foot controls put the rider in a stretched-out
posture. A contrasting racing stripe paint scheme traces the length of the bike.
Black Slotted cast aluminum wheels have a fine orange stripe on the rim. A
seat height of just 25.2-inches is the lowest or any VRSC model. Available in
Black Denim with a Vivid Black stripe, in Vivid Black with a Pewter Pearl
stripe, or in Vivid Black with a Mirage Orange Pearl stripe.
VRSCDX Night Rod Special features:
Liquid-cooled, 1250cc Revolution V-Twin engine
125 hp at 8250 rpm/85 ft. lbs. torque at 7000 rpm
Assist/Slipper Clutch with reduced lever effort
Black powder-coated engine with highlighted fins and black covers
Brushed Straight-shot Dual exhaust with black end caps and covers
Brembo triple-disc brakes
240 mm wide rear tire
Forward controls
Blacked-out mirrors, rear shocks and controls
Black steel frame
Drag-style handlebar
Round reflector-optic headlight
Color-matched headlight nacelle
Black Machined Slotted Disc Cast Aluminum 18-inch rear/19-inch front
wheels
with orange pin striping
Contrasting racing stripe paint scheme
25.2-inch seat height
Optional ABS
Optional Smart Security System

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle


manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of
motorcycle parts, accessories and general