2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Nightster | Motorcyclist
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2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Nightster

  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Nightster

MSRP

$9,695

Displacement (CI)

73

Seat Height (in)

25

Wet Weight (lbs)

562

The 2008 Sportster 1200 Nightster is part of Harley-Davidson's cruiser lineup. Introduced or last updated in 2007, the Sportster 1200 Nightster features a 73ci v twin with 2 valves per cylinder, a 5-speed transmission, and a belt final drive. Key measurements include: 60 in wheelbase, 25.3 in. seat height, and 562 pounds wet weight. Prices start at $9,695.

Specifications

Engine

  • Bore (MM)88.9
  • Compression Ratio9.7:1
  • CoolingAir
  • Displacement in CC1199.5
  • Displacement in CI73.2
  • Engine TypeV Twin
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke96.8
  • Valve ConfigurationOHV - Pushrod

Transmission

  • Numer Of Speeds5
  • Primary DriveChain
  • Transmission TypeManual

Tires

  • Front TireDunlop® 100/90 R19 57H
  • Rear TireDunlop® 150/80 R16 71H

Brakes

  • Front Brake Diameter292.1
  • Front Brake TypeDisc
  • Rear Brake Diameter11.5
  • Rear Brake TypeDisc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension TypeTelescopic Fork
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)25.3

Other

  • Fuel Capacity (gal)3.3
  • Manufacturer CountryUSA
  • Manufacturer TypeSportster
  • Wet Weight (lbs)562
  • Dry Weight (lbs)545
  • Wheelbase (in)60