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2008 Harley Davidson XL 1200N Sportster

2008 Harley Davidson XL 1200N Sportster

XL 1200N Sportster® 1200 Nightster™

Stripped down and gritty, the Nightster reinterprets the Sportster legend with rugged, minimal neo-retro styling. A solo seat adds to the uncluttered look, as do clipped front and rear fenders that expose chunky tyres. Wheel rims and hubs, forks and handlebars, hand and foot controls are finished in basic black. Fork gaiters and a bullet-hole belt guard offer old-school style. Combination rear LED stop/turn/tail lights are a factory custom first. The classic 3.3-gallon/12.5 litre fuel tank is topped with a simple silver-satin cap. The muscular 1200 Evolution™ engine barks through chrome, staggered dual exhaust mufflers.

In a first for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the European specification version of Nightster features longer travel rear suspension for improved cornering clearance on Europe’s twisty roads.  Riders seeking a lower “slammed” look can easily fit shorter rear suspension units offered through Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts and Accessories.

XL 1200N Nightster™ features:

  • Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200cc engine
  • Medium Gray powder-coated engine with polished covers
  • Black laced steel wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear
  • Black low-rise handlebars

Sportster Classic solo seat

  • Chrome, staggered exhaust with dual mufflers
  • Black mid-mount foot controls
  • Classic 3.3-gallon/12.5 litre fuel tank
  • Black front forks with gaiters
  • Bullet hole belt guard and front fender supports
  • Combination rear brake/tail/turn lights
  • Longer travel rear suspension for Europe
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications1 XL 1200N Sportster® 1200 Nightster™

Dimensions

Length (mm)..............................................................................................2245
Seat Height (mm).........................................................................................676
Ground Clearance (mm)...............................................................................130
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................30 / 117
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 30°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1510
Fuel Capacity (litres).................................................................................. 12.5
Oil Capacity w/filter (litres)........................................................................... 3.4
Dry Weight (kg).......................................................................................... 251

Powertrain

Engine............................................................................. Air-cooled, Evolution™
Displacement (cu.cm).................................................................................1200
Bore x Stroke (mm)......................................................................... 88.9 x 96.8
Fuel System................................ Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio.................................................................................... 9.7:1
Exhaust System..............................Chrome, staggered exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels/Tyres

Tyres:
Front.............................................................................. D401F 100/90-19 57H
Rear................................................................................ D401 150/80B16 71H
Wheels:
Front................................................................................19” Black, steel laced
Rear.................................................................................16” Black, steel laced

Drivetrain

Primary Drive........................................................................ Chain, 38/57 ratio
Final Drive................................................................................ Belt, 30/68 ratio
Clutch.............................................................................................9-plate, wet
Transmission........................................................................................ 5-speed
Gear Ratios:
1st............................................................................................................ 9.02
2nd........................................................................................................... 6.44
3rd........................................................................................................... 4.80
4th............................................................................................................ 3.98
5th............................................................................................................ 3.41

Chassis

Brakes, Dia (Front/Rear, mm)...............................................................292 / 292
Caliper Type................................................. Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Fork....................................................................................................39mm
Rear Shocks....................................................Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable

Suspension Travel:

Front (mm)..................................................................................................117
Rear (mm)..................................................................................................104
Frame.............................Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm.... Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded

Performance

Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1)5..................... 98 Nm / 72 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
Lean Angle per SAE J1168 (Degrees Left/Right).........................................31 / 31

Electrical

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
Tail/Stop Lights....................................................................................5W/21W
Turn Signal Lights................................................................ 21W self-canceling
Instruments............. Handlebars-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; Time-of-day clock; Dual resettable tripmeter; LED stop-tail-turn signals
Indicator Lamps.........................High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, security system

Colour Options

Vivid Black; Suede Blue Pearl & Vivid Black; Olive Pearl Denim & Black Denim;
Brilliant Silver Denim & Black Denim; Mirage Orange Pearl & Vivid Black

Model Features

Medium-grey engine with polished treatment; Black, headlamp visor; Satin trim
ring with black body headlamp; Black riser; Silver satin finished fuel cap, headlamp
ring and oil dipstick cover; Mid-mounted rider footpegs; Black, low-rise handlebars;
One-piece, solo Sportster® classic seat; Black finish hand and foot controls

Warranty

Warranty............................................................. 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval...................................................... First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

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