2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC Night Rod Special

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2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC Night Rod Special

Model Overview:

2011 VRSC Night Rod Special

Bodystyle Sport
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2007
Displacement (cc) 1250
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC Night Rod Special


The Harley-Davidson VRSC, an acronym standing for V-twin Racing Street Custom line is a unique motorcycle which stands out from other Harley bikes. Loosely based on the V-1000 superbike, the VRSC was introduced to the market in 2001. Its liquid cooled Revolution engine was developed by Harley-Davidson in conjunction with Porsche Motors. Besides its liquid rather than Harley’s standard air cooled engine, the VRSC is also fuel injected and includes overhead camshafts. This powerful engine produces a whopping 120 horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque. Its five-gallon fuel tank is located beneath the seat, rather than in front of the driver as it is normally found. Two competitive models of the VRSC are available, which include the Night Rod Special and the V-Rod Muscle. This drag-inspired bike offers an aggressive road performance with a distinctive feel and sound that only a Harley-Davidson can provide. Designed to be more athletic than most Harley’s, the VRSC puts itself in line with more performance-oriented bikes available on the market. A host of great accessories are available to spruce up the bikes further, though they include a wealth of great standard features as well.

The Night Rod Special utilizes a black-on-black color scheme which includes a black frame, and a black and chrome motor. Other parts which are usually chrome are also black, such as the transmission cover, parts of the exhaust pipes, and the battery cover. Anti-lock brakes are available for the Night Rod Special, and standard equipment includes Brembo brakes and slotted aluminum wheels. Body colors available for this bike include Sedona Orange, Chrome Yellow, Black Denim, and Brilliant Silver Pearl.

The V-Rod Muscle includes distinctive design details, including air scoops modeled after the air vents of a muscle car and straight dual exhausts with one crossover. These air vents are only cosmetic though they enhance the bikes muscular appearance. Its short rear fender is unique and overall this bike bears a lean and aggressive style. Only solid colors are available for the V-Rod Muscle, and the included buddy seat is rather modest in size. The staggered instrument cluster design lights up in red, yellow, and orange.

New For 2011
  • The 2011 VRSC includes a new optional Security Package which offers anti-lock brakes with a Smart Security System
  • Michelin Scorcher tires have been added to the Night Rod Special and the V-Rod Muscle
  • New colors and graphics are available for the Night Rod Special and V-Rod Muscle models

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC Specs

  • Model: 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC Night Rod Special, 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod Muscle
  • Engine Type: 1250-cc, two-cylinder, V-twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.13 inches X 2.83 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.5:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid cooled
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed, manual
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: Five gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 34/42 mpg city/highway
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 67.2 inches (Night Rod Special), 67 inches (V-Rod Muscle)
  • Rake: 34 degrees
  • Trail: 4.5 inches (Night Rod Special), 5.6 inches (V-Rod Muscle)
  • Seat Height: 25.2 inches (Night Rod Special), 25.6 inches (V-Rod Muscle)
  • Curb Weight: 676 pounds (Night Rod Special), 673 pounds (V-Rod Muscle)
  • Tires (Front): Michelin Scorcher 120/70 ZR19 60W
  • Tires (Rear): Michelin Scorcher 240/40 R18 79V


  • Aileron rubber or chrome hand grips
  • Chrome front fork sliders
  • Chrome-plated brass valve stem caps
  • Heated hand grip kit made of smooth grain leather
  • Oil temperature dipstick with LCD readout
  • Finishes include Sedona Orange, Chrome Yellow, Brilliant Silver Pearl, or Black
  • Denim, all including a black racing stripe with ghost flames
  • Smoked turn signal lens kit
  • Touring luggage system with day bag

Key Competitors For The 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC

  • BMW K 1300 S
  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport Edition
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS
  • Aprilia RSV4 R APRC
  • KTM 1190 RC8 R

Available VRSC Sub Models

2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod Muscle Buyer's Guide 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod Muscle
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