Dark Hero

The next chapter in the Sportster dynasty

The latest in the house of Harley-Davidson has it fist thick behind the ears: With a power output of 90 hp  and a torque of 95 Nm, it’s something to behold! Like its sister model, it is equipped with a potent Revolution Max, which brings all the advantages of a modern engine. And all this with a moderate weight of only 221 kg and a seat height of 705 mm. Sounds handy? It is!

The concept is roughly reminiscent of the Sportster of days gone by and the name is also familiar. However, this Nightster has nothing to do with the old Sportster except for the single seat and the suspension struts. It starts with the brand new Revolution Max engine and continues with the continuous metric dimensions. Everything new, everything modern – next generation calling!


Vivid Black

As with the Sportster S, the frame is a tubular steel frame with a steel swingarm that uses stereo struts like the earlier Sportsters.

State-of-the-art features such as three freely selectable riding modes Road, Rain or Sport ensure individual fun with handling adapted to the road conditions.

Handy wheel sizes in 19 and 16 inches with the corresponding tires in 100/90 x 19 front and 150/80 x 16 rear bring the power of the Revolution Max 975 to the asphalt.


Once again, we open another exciting chapter in a century of legendary V-twins. Like its big brother, the Revolution Max 1250, the Revolution Max 975 is a liquid-cooled engine with variable valve timing and twin overhead camshafts per cylinder.

It gives the rider maximum riding pleasure with full control thanks to rich torque and spontaneous response.

Classic strut look

The two shocks are classically located on the side, just like on the earlier Sportsters, only they are more modern and comfortable. And they are – how could it be otherwise – black!

Classic exhaust

Black in black is also the entire exhaust system.

The two manifolds converge just before the catalytic converter and end in a chic fat tailpipe that provides an appropriate sound. Even if you do not see them coming yet, you can hear quite clearly: Here comes a real Harley-Davidson!

Pricing Info
Vivid Black
Detailed Specs
2,250 mm
Seat Height, Unladen
705 mm
Ground Clearance
110 mm
137 mm
1,545 mm
Tyres, Front Specification
100/90-19 57H
Tyres, Rear Specification
150/80B16 77H
Tyre, Type
Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series Bias Blackwall
Fuel Capacity
11.7 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)
4.5 l
Weight, As Shipped
211 kg
Weight, In Running Order
221 kg
Engine 2
Revolution Max 975T
97 mm
66 mm
975 cc
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
2-into-1; catalyst in header
Engine Torque Testing Method
EC 134/2014
Engine Torque 3
95 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)
89 HP / 66 kW @ 7500 rpm
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)
Fuel Economy Testing Method
EU 134/2014
Fuel Economy
5.1 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions Testing Method
EU 134/2014
CO2 Emissions
126 g/km CO2
Primary Drive
Gear, 49/89 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th
Front Fork
41mm SHOWA Dual Bending Valve conventional forks. Aluminum fork triple clamps.
Rear Shocks
Rear suspension is dual outboard, direct-acting (no linkage) emulsion technology shock absorbers with coil springs and a threaded collar for pre-load adjustment.
Wheels, Front Type 4
Aluminum cast, satin black
Wheels, Rear Type 4
Aluminum cast, satin black
Brakes, Caliper Type
Front: single rotor, floating, hub - mounted; Rear: solid uniform expansion rotor
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps
All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting; all LED rear lighting; LED bullet turn signals
4 inch viewable round gauge area analog display with, Speedometer, L/R turn Indication, Traction Control Indication, Coolant Temperature Alert, ABS alert, Fog Lamp Indication, Battery Voltage Alert, High Beam Indicator, Low Fuel Indication, Rear-ABS Disabled Indication, Failure-Indication Alert, Neutral Position Indication, Low Tire Pressure indication, Check Engine Light indication, Oil Pressure Alert, Service Indication.
Screen Size
4" Analog Instrument with Segmented LCD (102 mm)
Analog Display
English (default)
Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS)
Total Odometer (Selectable Miles or km), Trip A/B, Gear Position Indication, Fuel Range, 12/24 Hr Clock, Digital Tachometer, Segmented Feul Level, Ride Mode Indication
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Drag-torque Slip Control System (DSCS)
  • 1. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Customers may also be charged an additional surcharge (attributable to raw materials and transportation costs in the product supply chain). Please contact your nearest dealer for further details and final price for each model.
  • 2. Recommended 91 octane (95 RON) or higher fuel (R+M)/
  • 3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 4. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
  • 5. Riding range estimates provided following the SAE J2982 and are based on expected performance of a fully-charged battery when operated under specified conditions. Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.
  • 6. Harley-Davidson Finance is a trading style of Black Horse Limited, St. William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Black Horse Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Quotes are indicative and may be subject to change. Quotes are not an offer of credit. Please ensure you can afford the monthly repayments before entering into a finance agreement.
    Harley-Davidson Financial Services is a credit broker and not a lender. Harley-Davidson Financial Services introduces you to a dealer which acts as a credit broker in its own right. That dealer may go on to introduce you to Harley-Davidson Finance as lender. Harley-Davidson Financial Services will receive a payment as result of these introductions. This will be a percentage of advance. This means the more you borrow, the more commission they receive. The payment will be the same, no matter what interest rate you pay.

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