Very last summertime when I rode the new Sportster S, I known as it a paradigm change. That bike had and has the promise to totally upend the cruiser industry. An sophisticated watercooled twin-cam engine as excellent as that, furthermore a chassis great plenty of to cope with it, can make for a fantastic bike. The new Nightster is a very little nearer to the entry-degree cruiser completely ready to change the all set-for-retirement aircooled Sportster products. It nonetheless appears the small business, need to have plenty of grunt to have pleasurable, and all set to bring more common Sportster consumers into the 21st century.
In working buy, the Nightster weighs 481 lbs, so it is no light-weight. In comparison to the Sportster S, the Nightster receives a smaller sized and less powerful variation of the Revolution Max engine, as well as a narrower entrance wheel for a considerably less chunky Terminator vibe, and revised ergonomics. If the Sportster S is the modern model of a Excess fat Bob, then the Nightster is probably a bit additional like the typical Iron 1200.
Compared to the aged air-cooled Iron 1200, which pumped out a paltry 60 horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque, the new Nightster’s scaled-down watercooled motor wins the battle. With just 975cc, the Nightster pushes down 90 horsepower and 70 lb-ft of torque. Fundamentally the very same torque, but from an engine that revs to the heavens and appears good performing it? Yeah, that is going to be a fantastic motorbike motor. The Nightster is also 83 lbs lighter than the Iron. Yowza.
The new Nightster begins a little bit larger than you’d be expecting for the smaller sized Sportster, with an MSRP of $13,499. I’ll be capable to inform you before long regardless of whether the bike is value that inquiring price tag. I’m driving it really significantly as you are looking through this correct now.
So, there is a new Harley on the block. What do you want to know about it? What could you possibly require to know? I’ll do my very best to answer your questions when I type up my evaluate in the subsequent few times. Fall me a remark under.