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2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster revealed

Christopher Chaves Updated: April 13, 2022, 07:55 PM IST

The new Nightster is the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle to house the company's new 975cc liquid-cooled Revolution Max 975T V-Twin motor. The 60-degree V-twin engine, that's based on the bigger Revolution Max 1250T (seen in the Pan America and Sportster S bikes), produces a decent 90PS at 7,500rpm and 95Nm at 5,750rpm. This DOHC power mill also gets a variable valve timing system and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox with an assist and slip clutch.

The Nightster comes with three ride modes - Sport, Road and Rain with each mode altering the engine map, braking, ABS and traction control of the motorcycle. The bike also features Harley's drag-torque slip control system which adjusts torque delivery to avoid excessive rear wheel slip during gear changes and in tricky riding conditions.

The bike's chassis is a quite similar to the steel tubular unit of the bigger Sportster S which uses the engine as a stressed member. This means that the new Harley Nightster weighs in at just 218kg, which is a substantial difference over the older-gen Sportster bikes.

Suspension duties are handled by a 41mm Showa telescopic fork and a monoshock, while a single a single 320mm disc with an axially-mounted four-piston caliper and a single-piston caliper and a 260 mm rear disc manage the stopping power.

The Nightster is expected to launch abroad very soon, following which it will make its way to India in the next couple of months. We expect the bike cost around 12lakhs ex-showroom when it does.

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Harley-Davidson Pan America 975 in the pipeline

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