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2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster® 1200 Nightster

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2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster® 1200 Nightster

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2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster® 1200 Nightster Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Standard
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,695.00
Dealers Harley-Davidson Dealers
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Evolution®
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  79 / 107.1
Torque RPM  4000
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  88.9 / 3.5
Stroke (mm/in)  96.8 / 3.81
Displacement (cc/ci)  1199.5 / 73.2
Compression Ratio  9.7:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  57 / 42
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  4.1 / 5.6
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  9.32 / 6.65 / 4.95 / 4.1 / 3.52
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  100
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  57H
Front Wheel Diameter  19
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  71H
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 100/90 R19 57H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 150/80 R16 71H
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.15
Wheelbase (in/mm)  60 / 1524
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  545 / 247.2
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  562 / 254.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  3.3 / 12.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.2
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  25.3 / 642.6
Number Of Seats  1
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  270
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Standard
Manufacturer Country  USA
Introduction Year  2007
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Harley-Davidson
Display Name  Sportster® 1200 Nightster
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Decal Kit  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Visor  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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The only Sportster to Buy
By William Allen(Owner), Dec. 4, 2008
The nightster is an excellent bike. Unlike other sportsters the outward slash pipes actually have a great sound. The bike is really low, this is evident by the nice sound of the peg feelers grinding on the asphalt, whenever you lean into a nice curve. The fuel injection is great on this bike. Un... Read Full Review

 

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what i liked/ would have done different with my '08 1200 XLN
By Joshman(Owner), Mar. 24, 2009
I entered into the world of motorcycling and Harley Davidsons when I purchased my 08 Nightster i nlate '07.



I added the following items before taking the bike home:

- smoky sport windshield

- passenger pillion

- medium low sissy

- 2-up sport luggage rack

- engine guard

- new pipes and screa... Read Full Review

 

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2008 HD 1200N
By wayne(Owner), Jan. 5, 2009
I have owned many bikes over the years including some fast (2003 BMW R1150RT) some sporty (2004 HD Sportster 1200C), and some comfy (2004 Harley Davidson Heritage Classic). The Nightster is a great bike that is very sharp, powerful, easy to ride and comfortable on the shorter rides. For my money, ... Read Full Review

 

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cool little bike
By Barzeen Vaziri(Owner), Nov. 7, 2008
I just purchased this bike last week for my wife, who at 5'2" has a very limited selection available to her. This was the first bike we found after visiting a dozen different dealerships and sitting on well over a hundred bikes where she could put her feet down and not have anything hot touchin... Read Full Review

 

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Fun Bike!
By b. howard(Owner), Jan. 7, 2009
I've got the orange/black Nightster, loved the old Harley flat track colors and look from the get go. I am 5ft 7 inches and could not deal with the mid mount foot controls, foward controls are great however! Screaming eagle pipes and air filter set up made the bike sound and run - much, much better!... Read Full Review

 

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