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Model Type
Standard
Model Type
Standard
MSRP
$10,499
MSRP
$9,999
Warranty
24
Warranty
24
Insurance
Insurance
Finance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Standard
Generic Type (Primary)
Standard
Manufacturer Country
USA
Manufacturer Country
USA
Introduction Year
2012
Introduction Year
2007
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Harley-Davidson
Parent Company
Harley-Davidson
Display Name
Sportster(R) Seventy-Two
Display Name
Sportster(R) Nightster
Year
2012
Year
2012
Make
Harley-Davidson
Make
Harley-Davidson
Engine Brand Name
Evolution(R)
Engine Brand Name
Evolution(R)
Engine Type
V Twin
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
73 / 99
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
79 / 107.1
Torque RPM
3500
Torque RPM
4000
Cooling
Air
Cooling
Air
Valves
4
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
OHV - Pushrod
Valve Configuration
OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)
88.9 / 3.5
Bore (mm/in)
88.9 / 3.5
Stroke (mm/in)
96.8 / 3.81
Stroke (mm/in)
96.8 / 3.81
Displacement (cc/ci)
1201.2 / 73.3
Displacement (cc/ci)
1201.2 / 73.3
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Premium
Fuel Requirements
Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
48
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
48
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Combined)
4.9
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Combined)
4.9
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Number Of Speeds
5
Overdrive
No
Overdrive
No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Chain
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)
9.32 / 6.65 / 4.95 / 4.1 / 3.52
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)
9.32 / 6.65 / 4.95 / 4.1 / 3.52
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Steel
Wheels Composition
Steel
Chromed
Yes
Chromed
No
Tire Brand
Michelin(R)
Tire Brand
Michelin(R)
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Speed Rating
54H
Front Tire Speed Rating
57H
Front Wheel Diameter
21
Front Wheel Diameter
19
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Speed Rating
71H
Rear Tire Speed Rating
77H
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Michelin(R) MH90 R21 54H
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Michelin(R) Scorcher(TM) 100/90 R19 57H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Michelin(R) 150/80 R16 71H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Michelin(R) Scorcher(TM) 150/80 R16 77H
Front Tire Width
-
Front Tire Width
100
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.5 / 292.1
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.5 / 292.1
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.45
Length (ft)
7.15
Wheelbase (in/mm)
60 / 1524
Wheelbase (in/mm)
59.8 / 1518.9
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
4.7 / 119.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
5.4
Length (ft/in)
1.8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
545 / 247.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
545 / 247.2
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
555 / 251.7
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
562 / 254.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
2.1 / 7.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.3 / 12.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.2
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.89
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Leather
Seat Material
Leather
Seat Location
Driver
Seat Location
Driver
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
26.6 / 675.6
Seat Height (in/mm)
25.7 / 652.8
Number Of Seats
1
Number Of Seats
1
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver
Foot Peg Location
Driver
Chain Guard
No
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Belt Guard
Yes
Belt Guard
Yes
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Radiator Cover
No
Radiator Cover
No
Side Cover
Yes
Side Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Fork Guards
-
Fork Guards
Yes
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Light
Fuel Level Warning Type
Light
Service Reminder
Standard
Service Reminder
Standard
Warranty (Condition)
Limited
Warranty (Condition)
Limited
Destination Charge
305
Destination Charge
305
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Decal Kit
-
Decal Kit
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Light Type
Halogen
Headlight Visor
-
Headlight Visor
Standard
Folding
Yes
Folding
Yes