Harley-Davidson is known for a style of customization that gave rise to the chopper motorcycle style, Harley-Davidson traditionally marketed heavyweight, air-cooled cruiser motorcycles with engine displacements greater than 700 cc. The V-Rod has been around for some time now; the Night Rod has been here since 2009, when H-D came to India. Now upcoming is the 2016 model of the Night Rod.
Take a good, long look at a V-Rod motorcycle. Massive rear tire. Low, aggressive profile. Dragstrip-inspired handlebar. If you have a hard time figuring out where the performance leaves off and pure style begins, you’ve got the right idea. The V-Rod family is Harley’s first line of liquid-cooled motorcycles, and when they experienced the explosive power of the Revolution engine they knew there was something very good in their hands. So they went deep into their racing heritage for the fire-breathing looks. The big 240mm rear tire enhances the dragster styling. It’s also the only way you’re going to harness all the off-the-line power. The pipes are a big part of the performance equation. They’re also proof that a performance exhaust doesn’t need to look like it’s welded out of coffee cans. Notice how even the radiator is styled to become part of the design instead of an interruption to the flow of the eye. Speed bumps, even of the visual variety, are not allowed.
Like everything on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, there’s a story behind the 1250cc Revolution engine powering the bikes in our V-Rod series. This one starts on the racetrack, with the company’s VR1000 superbike engine. Watching it roar around the track got the gears turning on a way to bring the same sort of high-end performance to the street. Four-valve heads. Liquid cooling. A velvety smooth delivery of power all the way up to redline. In short, the industry’s most perfect blend of torque and horsepower in a revolutionary high-revving V-Twin design. There couldn’t be anything more uniquely Harley-Davidson than this.
A machine like a V-Rod motorcycle doesn’t happen without putting massive amounts of technology into the effort. As you might guess, the company’s technical team does it on their own way. The Revolution engine itself is not only a marvel of modern engineering and metallurgy, but of gruelling performance tests. That’s how it delivers the ironclad durability and low-maintenance worthy of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin. The performance Brembo brakes also include an Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system. You also get the peace of mind that comes with the factory-installed H-D Smart Security System. The system arms itself automatically six seconds after you turn off the ignition. Then when you flip the ignition switch back on, the system looks for the presence of your key fob before re-activating the bike. One more example of the attention to detail and easy operation that makes Harley-Davidson motorcycles unique.
With all the power exploding out of the Revolution engine you expect a long list of enhanced handling features. And that’s what you get. It starts at the front end of your V-Rod motorcycle, with inverted forks. This is a racetrack inspired design that reduces the unsprung weight of the bike and keeps turning tight and responsive. Scrubbing off speed comes courtesy of high-performance Brembo brakes. For added good measure, you also get an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) that helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-up. Also taken from the racetracks of the world, a "slipper" clutch that provides smoother high-power handling in turns and during downshifts. Connecting you to the pavement is a set of Michelin Scorcher tires. If you know your rubber, you know that means you’re riding on the latest generation of compounds, plus an exclusive deep-cut tread design that improves grip and water evacuation capability. In other words, everything you’d expect on a race-bred bike.
Riding a performance machine is all about confidence and control. They come a lot easier when you’re confortable in the seat of your machine. The seat itself is a deep bucket design, derived from what the company has claimed to have studied that keeping riders glued to their machines at the blinding speeds of the racetrack. They have set the seat low, which further adds to the feeling of certainty and control whether you’re throttling up or slowing things down. The handlebars and rider foot pegs are placed so you ride low and mean, but with the controls close and comfortably in reach. Whether you’re aiming for the quarter mile mark or a fast road out of town, you can kick back into an easy riding posture for the ultimate power cruise. The year has been confirmed for its release which is 2016 the price is revealed which is 21.92 Lakhs, yes that is an exclusive price, which makes this motorcycle more than exclusive.
A complete new redefined Night-rod is awaiting enthusiasts and should be revealed sometime in 2016.
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