The 2011 Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster Motorcycle

Ever since the introduction of the 2011 Harley-Davidson XL1200N  in 2007, the Nightster model has prowled the streets with a deep, menacing growl.

Low, dark and aggressive, this Motorcycle brought a styling attitude to the Sportster family that had not been seen before – a raw, Dark Custom bike that delivers a 1200cc knockout punch.

With chopped front and rear fenders, side-mounted license plate, combined stop/turn/tail lights, low 25.3-inch seat height, old-school front fork gaiters and raw-boned graphics and a unique finish on its V-Twin Evolution engine for a gritty, no-nonsense look, the Nightster model is the motorcycle for those who want Sportster performance coupled with an attitude.

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Pushrod-operated, overhead valves w/hydraulic and more!

Key Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster Key Features

Chopped front and rear fenders. Side-mounted license plate. Combined stop/turn/tail lights. Low 25.3-inch seat height. Old-school front fork gaiters. Raw-boned graphics and a unique finish on its V-Twin Evolution engine. And just for kicks, black throughout. With its gritty, no-nonsense look, the Nightster model is the motorcycle for those who want Sportster performance coupled with an attitude you don’t normally find on such a agile machine.

•  Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
•  Rubber-mounted powertrain to reduce vibration
•  5-speed transmission
•  Dual staggered exhaust
•  Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer
•  Disc brakes
•  Mid-mounted foot controls
•  Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free security fob
•  Optional Original Equipment Custom Color paint program

USA Specifications
U.S. MSRP – Vivid Black $9,999. Solids $10,289. Two-Tones $10,499. Custom Colors $10,669

ENGINE
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 System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump

DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
U.S. Gear Ratios (overall):
• 1st 9.315
• 2nd 6.653
• 3rd 4.948
• 4th 4.102
• 5th 3.517

DIMENSIONS
Length 85.8 in. (2179 mm)
Overall Width 36.4 in. (925 mm)
Overall Height 43.6 in. (1107 mm)
Seat Height:
• Laden2 25.7 in. (653 mm)
• Unladen 26.9 in. (683 mm)
Ground Clearance 3.9 in. (99 mm)
Rake (steering head) 30.4°
Fork Angle 30.4°
Trail 4.6 in. (117 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 in. (1519 mm)
Tires (Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, blackwall):
• Front – D401F 100/90-19 57H
• Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H

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 qts.
Weight:
• 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)

CHASSIS
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
Wheels: Black, Laced Steel
• Front 19 in. x 2.5 in. (483 mm x 64 mm)
• Rear 16 in. x 3 in. (406 mm x 76 mm)
Brakes:
• 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 mm x 5 mm)
• Rear 10.24 in. x .28 in. (260 mm x 7 mm)
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel 3.62 in. (92 mm)
• Rear Wheel 1.63 in. (41 mm)

PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque (per SAE J1349):
• North America 79 ft. lbs. @ 4000 RPM (107 Nm @ 4000 RPM)
Lean Angle:
• Right 29°
• Left 30°
Fuel Economy
(EPA urban/highway test) 42/57 mpg (5.60/4.13 L/100 km)

ELECTRIC
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
• Tail/Stop Lights 8W/28W per lamp
• 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 system (optional)

COLOR OPTIONS
Solids
• Vivid Black
• Cool Blue Pearl
Two-Tones
• Scarlet Red/Vivid Black
Custom Colors
• Psychedelic Purple/
Vivid Black
• Apple Green/Vivid Black

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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