Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster

Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles get a burst of adrenalin with the launch of the new XL 1200N Nightster. With a wicked combination of exceptional performance, unique design and a low seat height, the Nightster has a gritty, urban feel offering a sharp ride for the street. "The XL 1200N Nightster is a blacked-out street bike that continues a half century of Sportster tradition of innovative, fun and versatile motorcycles," said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Director of Motorcycle Product Development. "With loads of truly select features and components, the Nightster takes all the enhancements made to the Sportster family in recent years to an entirely different level."

  • Rubber-mounted 1200cc XL Evolution engine
  • Medium Gray powder-coated engine with polished and black treatments
  • Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads
  • High-performance cams
  • Smooth, quiet transmission
  • Light clutch lever effort
  • 25.3-inch solo seat height
  • Low front and rear suspension
  • Black front forks with gaiters
  • Bullet hole rear belt guard and front fender clamps
  • Black, low rise handlebar with brake and clutch levers, turn signals and air cleaner insert
  • Side-mounted license plate holder (dealer-installed rear mount option)
  • Brake and tail lights integrated with rear turn signals
  • Black mid-mount foot controls
  • Black-rimmed, Laced Steel wheels
  • Chrome staggered shorty slash cut dual exhaust
  • Silver Satin finish fuel cap, headlamp trim ring and oil dipstick cover
  • Optional Smart Security System


Engine: Air-cooled, Evolution
Valve Train: Pushrod-operated,
overhead valves with hydraulic,
self-adjusting lifters;
two valves per cylinder

Bore x Stroke:
3.50 in. x 3.81 in.(88.90 mm x 96.77 mm)
73.20 cu. in. (1859.28 cc)
Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
Fuel System:
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner:
Paper cartridge type Lubrication System: Dry-sump