2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster

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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster

Model Overview:

2012 Sportster Nightster

Bodystyle Sportster
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2007
Displacement (cc) 1201.2
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster

Intro

The Harley-Davidson has done it again! The 2012 Sportster Iron 883 is a tough low rider that is impressive by all means of the word. Every aspect of this motorcycle is fabulous.

This low ride dragster style motorcycle has that exact theme running through every aspect. To add to the menacing appearance of the Sportster Iron 883, it is blacked out. No chrome graces this motorcycle. It has chopped fenders and fat tires that not only look mean but greatly contribute to the handling maneuverability. There is a low rise handle bar, lowered forks with gators and retro tail lights. The sportster seat adds not only style but comfort. It sits at a low 25.5 inches off the ground. A tapered peanut styled gas tank holds 3.3 gallons of gas and adds to the overall vintage look. The aluminum cylinders and heads have been black powder-coated. They are lighter and improve the cooling process. The 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster is a sleek and stealthy bike that turns heads wherever one goes.

The heart of this powerful bike comes from the 883cc V-twin with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). Not to mention a five-speed transmission that has a dual staggered exhaust system.

New For 2012
  • Blacked out look that features no chrome anywhere on the bike. Giving the bike a sleek and stealthy look.
  • Drag style handlebars

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Specs

  • Model: 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883
  • Engine Type: 883.3 cc, four-stroke, two-cylinder, V-Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 76.2mm x 96.8 mm
  • Compression ratio: 8.91:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead value (OHV)
  • Induction: Air-cooled
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Five speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 51 miles per gallon (MPG) combined
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual steel twin sided arm
  • Wheelbase: 59.8 inches
  • Rake: 30.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat Height: 25.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 565 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 100/90B19 77H
  • Tires (Rear): 150/80B16 77H

Accessories

  • Handlebar/Fork Bag (optional)
  • Low Backrest Pad (optional)
  • Detachable Solo Tour-Pak Rack (optional)
  • Vivid Black Reach Seat (optional)
  • Harley-Davidson Snap-On Tool Kit (optional)
  • Visor Style Trim Ring (optional)
  • Detachable Compact Windshield (optional)

Key Competitors For The 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster

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Available Sportster Sub Models

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Bodystyle:
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HP/Torque:
N/A / 79
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Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
N/A / 73.9
2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
N/A / 79
2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
N/A / 55
2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
N/A / 73
2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow Buyer's Guide 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
N/A / 55
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