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Top 5 Highlights of the Harley-Davidson® Nightster | Have You Ever Wondered? Vol 8

The Top 5 Highlights of the Harley-Davidson® Nightster

Have you ever wondered? Vol 8

The all-new Harley-Davidson® Nightster looks to broaden the scope of the iconic motorcycle manufacturer’s reach and appeal. Combining the classic Sportster model shape with the new Revolution Max 975T powertrain, the Nightster is a captivating option for a new generation of motorcycle riders. Let’s look at the top five highlights of the all-new Harley-Davidson® Nightster.

Top 5 Highlights of the all new Harley-Davidson® Nightster

The All-New Revolution® Max 975T Powertrain

The beating heart of the new Harley-Davidson® Nightster is a 975cc, 90 horsepower, liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin engine with peak torque climbing to 70 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm. The engine features a 97mm bore x 66mm stroke. The engine is tuned to maximize performance across the powerband thanks to updated intake velocity stacks and airbox volume. The dual overhead camshafts and Variable Valve Timing are engineered and calibrated to match the performance of the new Revolution Max 975T engine.

All-New Revolution® Max 975T Powertrain | Harley-Davidson® Nightster

Lightweight Chassis & Agility

Harley-Davidson® wanted to give the Nightster a lightweight and nimble chassis combined with a powerful engine with a focus on mid-range performance. The rider is centered with mid-foot controls and a low-rise handlebar. Adding to the control and precision of the new Nightster is the 41mm SHOWA Dual Bend Valve conventional fork front suspension. This helps keep the front tire in contact with the road surface while the rear suspension operates dual outboard emulsion-technology shock absorbers paired with coil springs and a threaded collar.

Safety and Ride Modes

If you’ve ridden a newer model Harley-Davidson®, you may be familiar with the ride modes including Road Mode, Sport Mode, and Rain Mode.

Road Mode is intended for a balanced performance orientation that features less aggressive throttle and slightly less mid-range power for a more comfortable and relaxed cruise setting.

If you’re looking to take full advantage of the Revolution Max 975T powertrain, switch to Sport Mode for the quickest throttle response and full power spectrum. The Harley-Davidson® Traction Control System (TCS) is set to it’s lowest level of intervention for a more spirited riding experience.

And for those typical, afternoon rain showers in South Florida, the new Nightster comes equipped with Rain Mode which controls throttle response, engine braking, and activates the highest levels of ABS and TCS intervention for maximum safety and traction.

New Design Taken from Classic Forms | Harley-Davidson® Nightster

New Design Taken from Classic Forms

The Revolution Max powerplant is no doubt the centerpiece of the new Nightster. Framed by twisting exhaust headers and finished in a metallic charcoal power coat with gloss black inserts, the Nightster makes an immediate statement. 

Complimented by Satin Black wheels, available paint options include Gunship Grey, Redline Red, and Vivid Black. However, if you’re choosing Gunship Grey or Redline Red, keep in mind that only the airbox cover will be applied these shades. The front and rear fenders and speed screen will always be Vivid Black, in keeping with the Nightster theme. Finally, the solo seat, chopped fenders, speed screen, and round air intake cover remind enthusiasts of recent Sportster models with a darker, sleeker look.

New Design Taken from Classic Forms | Harley-Davidson® Nightster


Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories offers a wide array of customizable accessories that make the Harley-Davidson® Nightster truly yours. Cruising the streets of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach, making a statement comes with the territory. 

You can amplify the style with forged billet Adversary Collection accessories in bold black and orange. Also available is the Reach handlebar, Reach Seat, and forward controls. You can also add passenger pillion and pegs to the Nightster, along with cam sprocket medallions, Adversary hand grips, and velocity stack. Feel free to schedule a visit with our Parts Department to see how you can make the Harley-Davidson® Nightster fit your unique vibe.

Customization | Harley-Davidson® Nightster

If you’re in the market for a new Harley-Davidson® Sportster S, or even looking for a pre-owned one, check out the Peterson’s Harley-Davidson® inventory below. Peterson’s Harley-Davidson® is South Florida’s most trusted Harley-Davidson® dealership with two convenient locations in Miami Gardens and Cutler Bay.

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