Stripped down and gritty, the Nightster reinterprets the Sportster legend with rugged, minimal neo-retro styling. A solo seat adds to the uncluttered look, as do clipped front and rear fenders that expose chunky tyres. Wheel rims and hubs, forks and handlebars, hand and foot controls are finished in basic black. Fork gaiters and a bullet-hole belt guard offer old-school style. Combination rear LED stop/turn/tail lights are a factory custom first. The classic 3.3-gallon/12.5 litre fuel tank is topped with a simple silver-satin cap. The muscular 1200 Evolution™ engine barks through chrome, staggered dual exhaust mufflers.
In a first for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the European specification version of Nightster features longer travel rear suspension for improved cornering clearance on Europe’s twisty roads. Riders seeking a lower “slammed” look can easily fit shorter rear suspension units offered through Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts and Accessories.