By : TEAM TOS
Harley-Davidson has revealed the latest motorcycle in its line-up, the Nightster. The Nightster is the one of the first motorcycle to feature the brand’s 975cc liquid-cooled V-Twin. This is the brand’s latest move in the direction of phasing out the traditional air-cooled V-Twin engines. The American brand has also claimed that the motorcycle is a leap forward in performance and design.
In terms of style, Harley-Davidson has not lost its path and has still maintained the traditional Sportster look with the motorcycle. The round headlamp with flyscreen looks pretty neat and also serves a few nifty purposes. The chopped fenders, twin rear shocks and the classic fuel tank, all flawlessly combine to create a beautiful looking motorcycle. The low slung 2x1 exhaust system adds the Harley pizzaz to the bike. The sleek look is further complemented by the black paint scheme and black alloy wheels.
The Nightster is underpinned by a steel trellis frame with an aluminium subframe and weighs in at 218kg (wet). The American boy is also fitted with 41 mm Showa telescopic forks upfront, with 114.3mm of travel. At the back the twin shocks come with emulsion-technology. Also, the 706mm seat height, makes it a very appealing bike to put your leg over. In terms of braking, the 19 inchers up front come with a 320mm disc and the 16-inch rear wheel comes with a 260mm rear disc.
Coming to the tech specs, Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) are all added for your safety. Harley-Davidson is also offering three riding modes, Road Mode, Sport Mode and Rain Mode. The traditional round speedometer also comes with a multi-function LCD display. Along with all these, the American brand is also offering three paint schemes with the Nightster - Gunship Grey, Redline Red and Vivid Black.
The new Revolution Max 975T powertrain is the heart of the bike and is a liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-Twin with Variable Valve Timing and dual overhead camshafts. This new engine churns out 90 horses and is good for 95 Nm of twisting force and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist mechanical wet clutch. Harley-Davidson has also claimed that the V-Twin has a torque curve that stays flat through the broad powerband and is tuned to deliver impressive acceleration and power through the mid-range. The motorcycle also comes with a drag-torque slip control system to limit the rear wheel from misbehaving during fast gear shifts.
The motorcycle will be launched in the coming few months and we expect it to be priced around the INR 15 lakh mark.