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2009 Harley Davidson XL 1200 Nightster Sportster

Harley Davidson XL 1200 Nightster Sportster2009 Harley Davidson XL 1200 Nightster Sportster

XL 1200N Sportster 1200 Nightster

Ready to wheel its way through the alleyways and backstreets, the Nightster takes the Sportster legend in a dark direction with timeless styling. Black finishes cover wheel rims and hubs, forks and handlebars, hand and foot controls. Old school style fork gaiters and a bullet-hole belt guard emphasize the original look. A low suspension puts the rider at seat height of just 676mm. The new smaller front fender complements the clipped rear fender. The soulful 1200 Evolution engine growls through a chrome staggered exhaust with dual mufflers. In a first for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the European specification version of the 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, 1200cc Evolution engine
  • Medium-grey powdercoated engine with polished covers
  • Black laced steel wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear
  • New low profile front fender
  • Black, low-rise handlebars
  • Sportster classic solo seat
  • Chrome staggered exhaust with dual mufflers
  • Black mid-mount foot controls
  • Classic 12.5 litre fuel tank
  • Black front forks with gaiters
  • Bullet-hole belt guard and front fender supports
  • Combination rear stop-tail-turn lights
  • Lowered rear suspension
  • Smart Security System

Dimensions

Length (mm) ...................................................................................................2245
Seat Height (mm)2 .............................................................................................676
Ground Clearance (mm) ....................................................................................130
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm) ........................................................ 30 / 119
Fork Angle ........................................................................................................30°
Wheelbase (mm) .............................................................................................1510
Fuel Capacity (litres) ........................................................................................12.5
Oil Capacity w/fi lter (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

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 ............................................................................................................ 9.00
2nd ........................................................................................................... 6.43
3rd ............................................................................................................ 4.78
4th ............................................................................................................ 3.97
5th ............................................................................................................ 3.40

Chassis

Brakes, Dia (Front/Rear, mm) .................................................................. 292 / 292
Caliper Type .....................................................Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Front Fork .....................................................................................................39mm
Rear Shocks ...................................................... Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Suspension Travel:
Front (mm) ...................................................................................................92
Rear (mm) ....................................................................................................92
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) .......................................... 30 / 29

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; Brilliant Silver Denim & Black Denim; Mirage Orange Pearl & Vivid Black

Model Features

Medium-grey engine with polished treatment covers; Black headlamp visor; Satin trim ring with black body headlamp; Black riser; Silver satin-fi nished 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; New low-profile front fender

Warranty

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