Last summer time when I rode the new Sportster S, I called it a paradigm shift. That bike had and has the promise to completely upend the cruiser industry. An state-of-the-art watercooled twin-cam motor as very good as that, furthermore a chassis fantastic enough to take care of it, would make for a terrific bicycle. The new Nightster is a minor closer to the entry-stage cruiser completely ready to substitute the all set-for-retirement aircooled Sportster models. It nonetheless appears the organization, must have plenty of grunt to have entertaining, and completely ready to carry far more regular Sportster prospective buyers into the 21st century.
In functioning purchase, the Nightster weighs 481 lbs ., so it’s no light-weight. In comparison to the Sportster S, the Nightster gets a smaller and significantly less impressive model of the Revolution Max engine, furthermore a narrower entrance wheel for a considerably less chunky Terminator vibe, and revised ergonomics. If the Sportster S is the modern variation of a Body fat Bob, then the Nightster is probably a little bit more like the standard Iron 1200.
In comparison to the previous air-cooled Iron 1200, which pumped out a paltry 60 horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque, the new Nightster’s smaller watercooled motor wins the struggle. With just 975cc, the Nightster pushes down 90 horsepower and 70 lb-ft of torque. Essentially the very same torque, but from an engine that revs to the heavens and appears great doing it? Yeah, that is going to be a fantastic motorcycle engine. The Nightster is also 83 lbs lighter than the Iron. Yowza.
The new Nightster commences a little bit higher than you’d be expecting for the smaller Sportster, with an MSRP of $13,499. I’ll be able to convey to you shortly regardless of whether the bicycle is value that inquiring value. I’m using it rather considerably as you’re reading this ideal now.
So, there is a new Harley on the block. What do you want to know about it? What could you potentially require to know? I’ll do my ideal to response your thoughts when I style up my evaluation in the subsequent number of days. Fall me a comment under.