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India-bound Harley-Davidson Nightster revealed | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Nightster is the second mannequin in Harley’s reimagined, liquid-cooled Sportster vary of bikes.

The brand new Nightster is the primary Harley-Davidson bike to function the model’s 975cc liquid-cooled V-Twin. This engine was first proven off within the Bronx avenue bare idea, however that mannequin has been shelved. Efficiency sensible, this 60-degree V-twin produces 90hp at 7,500rpm and 95Nm at 5,750rpm. Like its larger 1,250cc sibling from the Sportster S and Pan America, this DOHC engine additionally has a variable valve timing system, however right here, it solely works on the consumption valves whereas the larger engine has it on the exhaust valves as effectively.

The chassis is the same metal tubular unit that we’ve seen within the Sportster S and it makes use of the engine as a confused member. This new design format permits Harley to make vital weight financial savings and the Nightster weighs in at 218kg, which is massively lighter than the earlier gen air-cooled bikes from the Sportster household.

The 2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster has a low 705mm seat top and it comes with a 19-inch entrance wheel and has tyres which might be slimmer than the Sportster S. Floor clearance isn’t quoted, however hopefully it is going to be higher than the Sportster S’ meagre 93mm.

Suspension is dealt with by a 41mm Showa telescopic fork and a monoshock, in distinction to the 43mm USD fork on the Sportster. The brakes are additionally less complicated, with a 320mm entrance disc and an axially mounted four-piston caliper whereas the Sportster will get a radially-mounted caliper. What’s just like the Sportster is the slim 11.7-litre gas tank.

The Harley-Davidson Nighster additionally will get full LED lighting and a bunch of digital rider assists.

The Nightster S presents itself as a extra inexpensive and sensible various to the strictly single seater Sportster S. The bike will launch in India within the coming months and we count on the ex-showroom worth to be someplace within the Rs 14.5 lakh-15 lakh vary.

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