Nightster Special

Classic silhouette. Modern muscle.

The Nightster™ Special is a thrilling new ride in a classic Sportster™ silhouette.

Revolution Max 975 Powertrain
A liquid-cooled V-Twin tuned to make tremendous torque at low RPM, with a torque curve that stays flat through the powerband.

Ride modes
Build road confidence by selecting different pre-programmed ride modes. Switch between Road, Rain and Sport, or customize your own.

Billiard Gray

Vintage Styling

The air box cover features a medallion with 1970s styling.

Two-Up Ready

Passenger pillion and foot pegs enable a two-up adventure.

Front Suspension

Dual Bending Valve conventional forks designed to provide improved handling performance by keeping the tire in contact with the road surface.

Stylish Lighting

All LED headlamp, rear lighting and LED bullet turn signals.

Base Color
Premium Color
+ 395€
Detailed Specs
2,265 mm
Seat Height, Unladen
715 mm
Ground Clearance
120 mm
137 mm
1,545 mm
Tire, Type
Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series Bias Blackwall
Tires, Front Specification
100/90-19 57H
Tires, Rear Specification
150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity
11.7 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)
4.5 l
Weight, As Shipped
216 kg
Weight, In Running Order
225 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
5.5 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions Testing Method
EU 134/2014
CO2 Emissions
130 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
41 mm 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, silver
Wheels, Rear Type 4
Aluminum cast, silver
Brakes, Caliper Type
Front: axially mounted, 4-piston caliper; Rear: floating, single piston caliper
Brakes, Rotor Type
Front: single rotor, floating, hub - mounted; Rear: solid uniform expansion rotor
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp, Tail/Stop/Front Signal Lights
All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting; All LED rear lighting; LED bullet turn signals
4 inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert, side stand down alert, TIP over alert, cruise, range and tachometer indication BT capable - phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)
Screen Size
102 mm
Color TFT
Headset Specifications (if equipped)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (default), Finnish, French (Canada/France), German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal/Brazil), Indonesian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Hands-free Mobile Phone - via Bluetooth
Voice Recognition Languages: Phone functions only
Phone dependent
Voice Recognition Languages: Tuner/Media/Navigation
Phone dependent
Rider/Passenger Intercom
Headset function only
Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS)
TPMS, Engine temp, Battery Voltage, Ambient Air Temp
Text-to-Speech (TTS) Languages
Phone dependent
Charging and Instrument update, USB-C, 5V, 3A
Phone/Media Supported
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Drag-torque Slip Control System (DSCS)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

1.) Recommended 91 octane (95 RON) or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2.)Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3.)Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4.)See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5.)Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6.) Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

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[Weil die Nightster] in Sachen Sportlichkeit die Vorgänger doch deutlich in den Schatten stellte, wie wir uns bei der ersten Testfahrt auf den kurvigen Straßen rund um Girona überzeugen konnten.

[Mit dem Motor] lässt es sich entspannt schaltarm cruisen, um seine Power jedoch auszukosten, will er in der Praxis doch über 4000 Touren gedreht werden – dann lässt er die Nightster noch einmal so richtig lospreschen. Mit einem eingetragenen Standgeräusch von 90 Db übrigens auch auf allen Straßen im Tiroler Außerfern…

Der Road-Modus eignet sich fürs entspanntes Cruisen bzw. den täglichen Einsatz, bietet eine homogene Leistungsentfaltung sowie ein moderates Eingreifen von ABS und Traktionskontrolle. Ganz anders der Sportmodus, der das volle Potential des Revolution Max auf die Straße bringt, die direkteste Gasannahme bietet und Traktionskontrolle sowie ABS erst spät eingreifen lässt. Einzig im Rain-Modus ist die Leistung um etwa 15 Prozent reduziert, die Gasannahme extrem sanft, die Traktionskontrolle beim geringsten Anzeichen eines “Rutschers” präsent – damit sollte man wirklich sicher durch jeden Regen kommen.

Quelle: 1000 PS


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Sehr kompetente Ausführungen…

… hat wie immer Christoph K.OT Lentsch vom Motorrad Magazin aus Österreich. Was er als ausgewiesener Fachmann nach der ersten Fahrt von der Nighster hält, bringt er in seinem Video direkt aus Girona auf den Punkt.

In der nächsten Printausgabe des führenden österreichischem Magazins kann der ausführliche Bericht nachgeschaut werden.

Unseren ersten Umbau “Projekt X” findet man bereits online bei den Motorrad Magazin Stories im Blog.



Einen guten Eindruck vom Fahren mit der Nightster bekommt man mit Tom  (Der Reitwagen, Österreich)

Der “Motorchecker” nimmt Euch direkt mit in den Sattel und erläutert während der Fahrt, was er von der neuen Sportster hält.

Gönnt Euch die 15 Minuten über kleine Bergstraßen in Südspanien!


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