Harley-Davidson’s latest Nightster 2022 dons a familiar silhouette with a new displacement.
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Harley-Davidson has introduced an ‘entry-level’ motorcycle with a water cooling system after its last production 65 years ago. Restoring the Nightster name, the new model continues the Harley-Davidson DNA with a classic look but comes with some of the latest electronic features.
The main focus lies with the engine, which houses an all-new 975cc platform developed from the Revolution Max 1250 platform that powers the Pan America.
Harley-Davidson claims the 60-degree V-Twin engine with the water-cooled system is capable of generating 88.5hp at 7,500rpm and 95Nm at 5,000rpm.
However, while the Revolution Max 1250 adopts ‘variable valve timing’ on both the inlet and exhaust valves, this latest 975cc engine only features VVT on the ‘inlet cam’ section. Here, Harley applies one ‘sparkplug’ per cylinder compared to two ‘sparkplugs’ on the 1250 engine.
The Harley-Davidson Nightster 2022 comes with an 11.7L tank and weighs 221kg. It features three riding modes namely Road, Sport and Rain. Equipped with ABS, the bike also has traction control and a Drag-Torque Slip Control System.