Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod Reviews from United States of America - Page 2 of 2

2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60 miles
Most recent distance17500 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Summary:

Great little hot rod!

Faults:

The seat is not designed for the long haul.

Don't leave foot under shifter when cornering, as you will drag your toes!

Saddle bags are too small, will barely hold a man's large leather jacket.

Gas mileage is much lower than factory specs! Averages about 27 on the highway, and lower in city driving.

Aluminum wheels pain to polish. Mothers makes them look chrome, but takes lots of work.

General Comments:

Fun bike. Too low to really corner well.

The seat is not good for long rides, but the two sets of foot pegs are necessary if doing over 500 miles a day. They let you shift weight and pressure points during a long ride.

I put on CFR pipes, Power Commander, high flow filter, saddle bags, LED signal lights and tail lights with Kuryakn strobe controller in brake lights with LED brake light. Great brakes!

Still have my FLHTC, makes a good team. Overall, it's a great bike; very fast, handles well and is very predictable.

Pipes and other modifications improved performance, especially acceleration, and love the sound. The short pipe improves its looks; making the bike look lower and longer. Great engine!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2007

2007 Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XLHC 1000

Summary:

Overdue - way overdue!

Faults:

A drunk driver is the only problem I've had so far!

General Comments:

All around great bike for the street.

Unique looks.

It cruises nicely, it's a great "light to light" bike, and it handles as well as any muscle cruiser out there.

Very respectable in all categories - including comfort!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2007

2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance4700 miles
Previous motorcycleHondaYamaSuzuKawi Wing, Bandit, Vision, KLR

Summary:

Amazing

Faults:

In 4700 miles, nothing has gone wrong with the bike. I'm amazed because it's a Harley. Of course, primarily Porsche designed the motor, so I shouldn't be surprised!

Chrome looks good, the paint could be better, but overall I'm impressed!

General Comments:

I'm actually more impressed than when I bought my 2006 Harley Night Rod (VRSCD). The engine is super smooth (120 HP), the Brembo brakes are frankly awesome, the ride is pretty smooth for a cruiser, and the stability is great. I rode one day for over 30 miles without my hands on the bars, with the throttle locked in position.

The seat is actually pretty comfortable, I've had numerous 5-6 hour days in the saddle. The advantage of the Night Rod is that you have pegs underneath you where the controls are, and highway pegs from the factory. I'm not tall (5' 6"), and the pegs are going to be too tight for someone much taller than me, but at least you can stretch your legs out.

Overall, the bike is really an exceptional bike. This is my 8th motorcycle since 1969, so I'm not a rookie!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2007

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews