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2008 Harley Davidson Sportster Motorcycle Range

Harley Davidson XL 1200N SportsterHarley Davidson Sportster

Harley Davidson XL883 LowHarley Davidson XL 883C Sportster

Harley Davidson XL 883R SportsterHarley Davidson XL 1200R Sportster

Harley Davidson XL 1200L SportsterHarley Davidson XL 1200C Sportster

Two 105th Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson® Sportster® motorcycles also available

For 2008 Harley-Davidson is offering its most diverse line of Sportster® models in the 51-year history of the legendary XL platform. From the minimalist, neo-retro chic styling of the new XL 1200N Nightster™ to the affordable performance of the XL 883 Sportster® 883 and the glamorous power of the XL 1200C Sportster® 1200 Custom, there’s a model to match the desires of any rider.

For more than a half-century, the Sportster family has always stayed true to its roots whilst evolving technologically. New for Europe for 2008, the XL1200N Nightster offers a further burst of adrenalin with a head-turning combination of exceptional performance and an underground urban feel. By blending a unique new style with the power and torque of the rubber-mounted Evolution™ V-Twin engine, the Nightster offers a sharp ride for the street.

First introduced to the U.S. market early in 2007, the European version features longer travel rear suspension for improved lean angle on Europe’s and a neat new LED stop/turn/tail light design that is the last word in minimal style.

“The XL 1200N Nightster is a blacked-out street bike that continues a half century of Sportster tradition of innovative, fun and versatile motorcycles,” said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Director of Motorcycle Product Development.

All Sportster models are powered by the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injected (ESPFI) XL Evolution™ V-Twin powertrain, rubber-mounted in the frame to reduce vibration and tuned to deliver a broad powerband for outstanding street performance, reduced clutch lever effort, redesigned gauges, high performance carbon fibre reinforced belts and improved front brake lever effort.   The Harley-Davidson Smart Security System, offering hands free operation, is standard equipment on all European Sportster models.

New on Sportster® for 2008

New Graphics: New tank graphics are featured on the XL 883, XL 883 Low, XL 883C Custom, XL 1200R Roadster and XL 1200C Custom.

105th Anniversary Edition: Limited-edition, serial numbered 105th Anniversary versions XL 1200C Custom and XL 1200L Low will be available in 2008.