2012 Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster Specs and Price - Motor Nightster model has been roaming the streets with a growl, a deep threat. Low, dark and aggressive styling that brings attitude to the Sportster family has never been seen before.
Front fork gaiters old-school. Raw-boned graphics and a unique finish on the V-Twin engine nyaEvolution. And just for good measure, Black throughout. With a sandy appearance, no-nonsense, model Nightster is a motorcycle for those who want Sportster performance coupled with an attitude you do not normally find on such a nimble machine.
Black-hole belt guard with lightning. Black front forks with a crocodile adds old-school look. Black headlamp body and visor. And black cast aluminum wheels that shoot Nightster into the modern rebel culture and keep the fire burning with a lot of rebel freedom for customization. Drag-style handlebar with the increase of a little black and black color control arms add to the look, stripped down minimal from the Nightster model. Born on the drag strip, drag-style handlebars are old school garage features that put you in position, riding forward aggressively. As one of the defining features of the Harley-Davidson Sportster models for several decades, the classic 3.3 gallon fuel tank tapered nut still holds strong today with the traditional style and modern attitude. Follow the line bike from front to back, the corners of the tank fell right into the peanut Sportster solo seat. Attitude and look all balled into one.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson ® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five miles deep. Larger metal flakes. Unique effects in pearl color. Skimping just not in our vocabulary. Seamless design and unmatched style is unique among all the motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last thing people see when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidso motorcycle so we make it worth their time.
Air-cooled and durable once, another nod with an unwavering work ethic that drives advances in technology at Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Aluminum cylinder heads and lighten the load of the bike and improve the efficiency of air conditioning. Electronic fuel injection to say goodbye to the carburetor and offer improved reliability and less maintenance routine. Bottom line: This is the authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with attention to detail you will not find from other motorcycle companies.Machines are gray with a black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads, which ended with polished rocker cover. This is a gem of a metal machine. Pure. Power.From dripping with classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of the case and cover-Evolution
Harley-Davidson utilizing the latest technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide the electronics. Skillfully directed the entire wiring harness behind the jewel of a bike-tank engines, and all other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give his bike a premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish. Turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Control involves quickly become second nature so you can focus less on your signal and more lethal on a trip filled with freedom.
Factory installed generation hands-free fob features a security system that automatically arm and disarm the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and leave the bike. Ring attached to the ignition key fob and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to detail and safety that make Harley-Davidson. Combination of front and rear suspension is derived together with a low solo seat only 25.7 inches high to give credence to riders of all sizes and experience. Responsive trip to shuffle through the town or busting out to the interstate.
Harley-Davidson motorcycle on the street. There is a balance to them. Steering, the maneuver-it’s all in concert. And every set is different to create a driving experience that is unique to every individual no matter the bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we did not get to where we are to become like everyone else. Provide superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling are expected to race-bred bike. The design of deep-cut tread exclusive improve grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tire rubber compound, which uses the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers. Under the rear rubber, aramid belts are used to stabilize your trip, which helped inspire confidence in handling.
Allow your boots fall where they may, naturally with a mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the Nightster model. An easily accessible and tight rider triangle is confidence-inspiring for new riders eager to set off on their journey and riders whose feet run a little shorter than the others. Using the Bike Builder, customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with a seat, handlebars, foot controls, wheels, safety, paint, and a choice of finish options, which were then mounted right on the Factory. Even more accessories retailer-installed can be added, and displayed on the website Bike Builder. The customer can then print a description of their bike and take it to retailers. Customers can expect to ride their new bikes within four weeks from the time an order is placed with the official Harley-Davidson Retailer. All 2012 Sportster models will have a Michelin designed, tested and styled specifically for Sportster motorcycles to provide an ideal grip, a clothing and even live longer.
Length 85.8 in. (2179 mm)
Overall Width 36.4 in. (925 mm)
Overall Height 43.6 in. (1107 mm)
- Laden2 25.7 in. (653 mm)
- Unladen 26.9 in. (683 mm)
Ground Clearance 3.9 in. (99 mm)
Rake (steering head) 30.5°
Fork Angle 30.5°
Trail 4.6 in. (117 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 in. (1519 mm)
Tires (Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear):
- Front – Scorcher® “31” 100/90B19 57H
- Rear – Scorcher® “31” 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal. (12.5 L) (warning light at approximately 0.8 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qts. (2.6 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)
- As Shipped 545 lbs. (247.2 kg)
- In Running Order 562 lbs. (254.9 kg)
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
- Gross Axle Weight Rating
- Front 335 lbs. (152.0 kg)
- Rear 665 lbs. (301.6 kg)
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.812 in. (88.9 mm x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
- 1st 9.315
- 2nd 6.653
- 3rd 4.948
- 4th 4.102
- 5th 3.517
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Wheels4: Black Steel Laced
- Front 19 in. x 2.5 in. (483 mm x 64 mm)
- Rear 16 in. x 3 in. (406 mm x 76 mm)
- Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
- Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
- Front 11.5 in. x .2 in. (292.1 mm x 5.1 mm)
- Rear 10.24 in. x .28 in. (260.1 mm x 7.1 mm)
- Front Wheel 3.62 in. (92 mm)
- Rear Wheel 1.63 in. (41 mm)
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
- North America 79 ft. lbs. @ 4000 RPM (107 Nm @ 4000 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
- Right 29°
- Left 30°
(EPA urban/highway test) 48 mpg (4.9 L/100 km)
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
- Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
- Turn Signal Lights 28W self-canceling
- Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lights 8W/28W per lamp
- Indicator Lamps: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security
Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval9 First 1000 miles (1600 km), every 5000 miles (8000 km) thereafter
1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication.
Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod® models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2500 mile (4000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.
Price: Vivid Black $9,999, Solids $10,299, Two-Tones $10,509 USD
2012 Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster