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Old 5th October 2010, 01:56   #1
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Default Harley Davidson Night Rod Edition Pics & story. (testdrive)

Hi Guys, my name is Malhar and I have been wanting to share my Harley Davidson with someone for a long time. So finally here I am in the correct thread.

It all started last year when my friend told me that he has got the oppurtunity to open the Harley showroom, when I heard those words I was overjoyed, ecstatic, overwhelmed ( practically every superlative in the dictionary).

And this year it happened, the showroom opened in Chandigarh. We went crazy after seeing so many Harleys parked at his workshop (around 40) the chrome was blinding. Now came the next thing when do I get to ride one.

Well I finally got to ride it with my friend. I started off with the Road King, man that thing is heavy around (350kg) but it sounds exactly like the terminator bike, its performance well what can I say was just mind blowing, people cheering me, chasing me, shouting at me, O what a rush.

But I made the mistake of riding it without shoes so the exhaust pipe which was a tad hot gave me a light peck on my ankle and that scar will always be very very very special to me till I live.

Then came my birthday and I get a call from my friend and he says you can choose any bike you want and you can ride it the whole day. I was like that is one of the best birthday gifts ever. I had been eyeing the Night Rod for quite sometime and I told him I ll take the Night Rod.

So finally I get to the showroom with my wife and get on the bike and just totally went beserk. A porsche engine in it with a 0-100 speed of under 4 secs and that also in first gear. That thing was a monster to ride and very intimidating since it costs 21 lac and I don't own it. Anyhow the experience will be taken with me to the grave and I plan to buy the same bike in the future when my pocket allows it. So here are the pics of my experience enjoy .
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Old 5th October 2010, 06:51   #2
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Maximuzz@ First of all belated happy birthday. I too wish to have a similar peck on my ankle . You are lucky to have a friend like this.

Did not knew it can do 0-100 in first gear..that engine looks massive. Can you give the engine spec..

You have the right phisique to ride that bike. Since it is your friend.. I hope you will be getting to ride more of those beast.
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Thanks Chipz. I truly am lucky the way this oppurtunity just came sitting in my lap. And yes I am looking forward to more rides in the future . I found the engine spec details on the following link : 2010 Harley-Davidson VRSC Night Rod Special Reviews, Prices, and Specs
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Fantastic.

But man you had the whole day and you did not take it "uphill"? Chandigarh is just short hop away from twisty national highway going to Simla. This used to be our fav biking zone.
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Belated B'day wishes @Maximuzz & I really agree, that's the best B'day gift anyone can get & I'm so happy for you. And I would like to hear some inputs from you on the vibration with V-Rod.

@Chpiz - The specs for India are over here - Harley-Davidson India - Motorcycles - V-ROD - VRSCDX Night Rod Special
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Fantastic.

But man you had the whole day and you did not take it "uphill"? Chandigarh is just short hop away from twisty national highway going to Simla. This used to be our fav biking zone.
Haha well yes I did have it but its ground clearance is not too much plus the bike is so long that it requires the width of a bastketball court to turn.

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Belated B'day wishes @Maximuzz & I really agree, that's the best B'day gift anyone can get & I'm so happy for you. And I would like to hear some inputs from you on the vibration with V-Rod.

Vibration wise I would say that it was close to none. Being a liquid cooled engine it did give out immense heat blasts when I stopped at traffic lights. But I was told that for the heat outburst to reduce there is a lever or button which when deactivated will only make 2 out of the 4 cylinders work when the bike is on idle.
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Vibration wise I would say that it was close to none.
Yep; this is what I expected to hear. I'm glad to hear & Tks for the info.

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But I was told that for the heat outburst to reduce there is a lever or button which when deactivated will only make 2 out of the 4 cylinders work when the bike is on idle.
Whaat???

Can you shed some light on this? I really didn't understand what this means & I don't want to assume something that may or may not be right.
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Whaat???

Can you shed some light on this? I really didn't understand what this means & I don't want to assume something that may or may not be right.
There is nothing to worry about. Let me put this in better words there is a mechanism which when activated makes the bike emit less heat on idle. I will ask my friend about this mechanism and get back to you with better details
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@maximuzz That bike looks awesome. You are so lucky that you got to ride it for the whole day, i am happy for you.
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Ok Thanks @Maximuzz, I'll be really waiting to hear from you to get an answer from Sid.
And one more question, does V-Rod also produces the proprietary "potato" sound of HD? I guess not. Right? Those are trade marks of aircooled V-Twins only isn't it?

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Vibration wise I would say that it was close to none. Being a liquid cooled engine it did give out immense heat blasts when I stopped at traffic lights. But I was told that for the heat outburst to reduce there is a lever or button which when deactivated will only make 2 out of the 4 cylinders work when the bike is on idle.
I guess this bike engine is a V-twin, thus has 2 cylinders, and not 4. Correct me if I am wrong.
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I guess this bike engine is a V-twin, thus has 2 cylinders, and not 4. Correct me if I am wrong.
Yes yes sorry I read wrong on that its a V-Twin 2 cylinder 4 stroke bike. thanks for the correction
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Ok Thanks @Maximuzz, I'll be really waiting to hear from you to get an answer from Sid.
And one more question, does V-Rod also produces the proprietary "potato" sound of HD? I guess not. Right? Those are trade marks of aircooled V-Twins only isn't it?

EITMS - ENGINE IDLE TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
is the answer you are looking for, when activated it shuts one of the two valves in the cylinder when on idle and as soon as you put it in gear the valve opens. Hence, saving you from the immense heat given out by the engine.

As far as the sound is concerned it is not like that of a regular HD but it does not disappoint you. Once you areon the bike the looks are the biggest head turners, and as a rider I would the acceleration and torque is the biggest positive.

Hope this information helps let me know if you have any other queries.
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Nightrod is the only Harley,i would love to own,if i ever had moolah.
Next time you get to ride one,do let us(Chandigarh bhpian's)know.
Btw was it a TR(Test ride)bike or what?,or will it be sold off?

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Nightrod is the only Harley,i would love to own,if i ever had moolah.
Next time you get to ride one,do let us(Chandigarh bhpian's)know.
Btw was it a TR(Test ride)bike or what?,or will it be sold off?

Will do sir
And yes its a TestDrive bike, I dont think it will be sold any time soon.
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