The company has also announced the commencement of delivery of this motorcycle to its customers in India. For your information, let us tell you that Hero MotoCorp is the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parts and accessories in India. The Harley-Davidson Nightster motorcycle is the next chapter in the Harley-Davidson Sportster legacy.
Harley-Davidson has officially launched the Harley-Davidson Nightster motorcycle in India at a price of Rs 14.99 Lakh (ex-showroom). The Milwaukee-based company launched a campaign for a notion called ‘The World’s Best Job’ for its launch.
The Harley-Davidson Nightster is built on the Lite chassis and is based on the same platform that is also used for the Harley-Davidson Sportster S. The Harley-Davidson Nightster is also the entry-level variant of the Sportster range.
However, it is powered by an all-new Revolution Max 975T engine that churns out 9Obhp and 95Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox is used with this engine. This new design layout allows Harley to make significant weight savings.
The Harley Davidson Nightster weighs in at 218kg, which is massively lighter than the previous-gen air-cooled bikes from the Sportster family. Like most Harleys, the Nightster offers a low-ride and the seat height of this motorcycle is a very accessible 705mm.
The tradeoff, however, is ground clearance and while the Harley Davidson Nightster is better than the Sportster’s 93mm, it’s not a whole lot better at just 110mm and that’s despite having a 19-inch front wheel. Suspension is handled by 41mm Showa telescopic forks and twin shock absorbers, unlike the 43mm USD forks on the Sportster.
A 320mm front disc braking is also smooth and an axially mounted four-piston caliper while the Sportster gets a radially mounted caliper. Apart from this, the new Nightster gets a slim 11.7-litre fuel tank similar to the Sportster.
In this, you get three riding modes that tweak power delivery, engine braking, ABS and traction control settings. The Nightster also gets all-LED lighting and is offered in three colors, including Vivid Black, Gunship Gray and Redline Red.