Model Year 2022 | Sport | Nightster™

In Brief


An instrument of expression, a machine born from an icon of yesterday evolved for the riders of today. A vehicle rooted in a legacy of authenticity and strength. With a depth that goes beyond form and function, creating an emotion 65 years in the making.


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Dimensions RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Length 86.9 in. (2,206 mm)  
Overall Width 32.9 in. (836 mm)  
Overall Height 43.6 in. (1,108 mm)  
Seat Height, Laden 27.1 in. (688 mm) 2
Seat Height, Laden (Low seat position)    
Seat Height, Laden (High seat position)    
Seat Height, Laden (Low seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Laden (High seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Unladen 27.8 in. (705 mm)  
Seat Height, Unladen (Low seat position) 4.5 in. (114 mm)  
Seat Height, Unladen (High seat position)    
Seat Height, Unladen (Low seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Unladen (High seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Static Ground Clearance    
Dynamic Ground Clearance (with optional suspension)    
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30  
Fork Angle (deg) 28  
Trail 5.4 in. (137 mm)  
Wheelbase 61.3 in. (1,556 mm)  
Tires, Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series Bias Blackwall  
Tires, Front Model D401F  
Tires, Front Specification 100/90-19 57H  
Tires, Rear Model D401T  
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H  
Fuel Capacity 3.1 gal. (11.7 l)  
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 0.8 gal. (3 l)  
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.75 qt. (4.5 l)  
Transmission Capacity N/A  
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A  
Coolant Capacity 2.22 qt. (2.1 l)  
Weight, As Shipped 462 lb. (210 kg)  
Weight, In Running Order 481 lb. (218 kg)  
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 922 lb. (418 kg)  
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 353 lb. (160 kg)  
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 595 lb. (270 kg)  
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A  


Engine RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Engine Revolution® Max 975T  
Valves Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake VVT; four valves per cylinder  
Bore 3.82 in. (97 mm)  
Stroke 2.6 in. (66 mm)  
Displacement 59.5 cu in (975 cc)  
Compression Ratio 12:1  
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) 3
Air Cleaner Downdraft intake, tuned velocity stacks, washable filter media  
Exhaust 2-into-1; catalyst in header  
Lubrication System Semi-Dry Sump  


Drivetrain RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Primary Drive Gear, 49/89 ratio  
Final Drive Belt, 80/34 ratio  
Clutch Mechanical, 8 plate wet, assist & slip, 1090N  
Transmission 6-speed  
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 12.21  
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 9.022  
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 6.994  
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.641  
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 4.731  
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 4.131  


Chassis RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Frame Stressed-member, high strength low alloy steel trellis frame; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged mid-structure  
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped x-member; MIG welded  
Front Fork 41mm SHOWA® Dual Bending Valve conventional forks.  Aluminum fork triple clamps.  
Front Fork, Optional    
Rear Shocks Rear suspension is dual outboard, direct-acting (no linkage) emulsion technology shock absorbers with coil springs and a threaded collar for pre-load adjustment.  
Rear Shocks, Optional    
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A 4
Wheels, Front Type Aluminum cast, satin black 4
Wheels, Front Width 2.5 in. (64 mm)  
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)  
Wheels, Rear Type Aluminum cast, satin black 4
Wheels, Rear Width 4.25 in. (108 mm)  
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)  
Brakes, Caliper Type Front: axially mounted, 4-piston caliper; Rear: floating, single piston caliper  
Brakes, Rotor Type Front: single rotor, floating, hub - mounted; Rear: solid uniform expansion rotor  
Brakes, Front Diameter 12.6 in. (320 mm)  
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.23 in. (5.8 mm)  
Brakes, Front is dual No  
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.2 in. (260 mm)  
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)  
Front brake lever free travel N/A  
Rear brake pedal free travel N/A  
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard  
Suspension Travel, Front 4.5 in. (114 mm)  
Suspension Travel, Rear 3 in. (76.2 mm)  


Performance RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349  
Engine Torque 70 ft-lb (95 Nm) 5
Engine Torque (rpm) 5,000  
Power (Hp/kW) 90 HP / 67 kW @ 7500 rpm  
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168  
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32  
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32  
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A  
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy  
Fuel Economy 52.4 mpg (4.5 l/100 km) 6
CO₂ Emissions Testing Method N/A  
CO₂ Emissions N/A  
Electric RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F  
Charging Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)  
Starting 0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement  
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting  
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop All LED rear lighting  
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED Bullet Turn Signals  
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED Bullet Turn Signals  
Gauges 4-inch viewable round gauge area analog display with, Speedometer, L/R turn Indication, Traction Control Indication, Coolant Temperature Alert, ABS alert, Fog Lamp Indication, Battery Voltage Alert, High Beam Indicator, Low Fuel Indication, Rear-ABS Disabled Indication, Failure-Indication Alert, Neutral Position Indication, Low Tire Pressure indication, Check Engine Light indication, Oil Pressure Alert, Service Indication.  
Auxiliary Lamps N/A  
Electric Power Outlet N/A  
GPS System N/A  
Reverse Gear N/A  


Warranty And Service RH975 Nightster™ Notes
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage) 7
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter 8




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