2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Part of Harley-Davidson’s cutting edge Dark Custom series, the old-school Nightster is a Sportster 1200 designed for those who want minimalist styling-the stop, turn and tail lights are combined on the bobbed rear fender-with practical performance.

The ergonomics are suited to aggressive riding style, rather than aggressive profiling, while the Evolution motor’s 79 ft./lbs. of torque propels the Nightster smartly.

For 2012, the Nightster gets Scorcher 31 tires from Michelin (shod on spoked wheels), as well as new paint options and black side covers.

2012 Harley-Davidson Nightster Quick Specs:

  • ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 3.5″ x 3.812″
  • TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 59.8 inches
  • RAKE: 30.5 degrees
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 26.9 inches
  • CURB WEIGHT: 562 pounds
  • PRICE: $9999

For a look into the 2011/2012 motorcycle lineup, check out Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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