2007 Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster

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Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL1200N is the new Sporty!

In the 50 th Anniversary for the Harley-Davidson family a very special has been launched. The XL1200N is a bobbed Sportster with new and unique features. Standing on its stand with the Evolution running it looks like a fierce but still muscular eager to go.

Words: Tor Sagen/Pictures: Campbell

And boy is the new Nightster eager to go. almost as if I can sense its smelly and unleaded breath hyperventilating in the sun. Right from the clutch out in first gear the unleashes its muscle and powers from the lights. No doubt is a Harley Sportster and the new and low seat support for the lower back it a different feel to other

Only 668mm above the on a thin seat almost you to ride a bit more active-Nothing for cruising into the sunset The low seat height has been by that thin solo and by adjusting the suspension.

After miles on wide motorways (or highway if you must…) we our journey into the Loop. The is a must if you have ever the Daytona Beach Bike and the roads seems to be the only in this corner of Florida a decent bend. And the Nightster bends more than in a straight line.

Nightster is not comfortable compared to a big cruising so a bit of active riding was more welcome. One thing about the Nightster that annoyed me standstill was the long footpeg I kept banging my ankles them standing still and touch ground really

Get rid of them or shorten them by riding or by angle grinder) is my The XL1200N is light-footed through the and the handling is easy. The 100/90-19 wheel and the 150/80-16 rear makes sure the Nightster well.

The Nightster turns side to side with ease.

The low seat height, responsiveness the chassis and tyres as well as a and low first gear makes the Nightster a perfect beginner’s The shorter riders and ladies love it too. The thing is I love it too even though I’m a

But my initial feeling is that got more to do with the cool and bobbed Ratrod styling than me being super on the bike.

Willie G. himself up with junior designer Christoph to pen the bike a little a year ago. So in a way the new XL1200N is influenced by both the most and fresh thoughts in the Motor at the same time. In Harley-Davidson is a perfect marriage of style and

The Nightster reflects this by the 1950’s and 60’s Bobbers. In a 1947 Knucklehead bobber sat of the Willy G. Davidson Product Centre. This bike was with young ex-soldiers home from WWII they would remove any parts and ride in freedom.

A bobber (the Nightster is a is a motorcycle with minimal and exposed wheels with as unnecessary parts and paint as This again dictates the out (or greyed out in the Nightsters case) and minimal chrome. Minimalism dictated that the bike get laced wheels with one brake disc up front and rims to integrate with the tyres.

But the most unique on the 2007 US version of the XL1200N is the side mounted number and integrated brake lights in the All stuff which is banned by any or insane Eurocrat by the way. The is the very first production in modern times to feature a mounted number plate. But the Nightster arrives in Europe it will sadly be with a set up ruining the bobber looks at the

But as the Sportster development team “There will be Harley-Davidson to make the Nightster good There is no doubt that a big and Euro number plate the looks of any motorcycle, but even so on a carefully designed bobber.

The XL1200N Nightster features the 1200cc air-cooled Evolution as the rest of the Sportster range. You get a 5 speed gearbox coupled belt-drive and the latest Harley-Davidson injection. When standing on idle the Evolution engine like no other air-cooled Willie G. Davidson insisted on slash-cut exhaust to enhance the sound and looks even to other Sporty’s.

Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster

Christoph to the Harley-Davidson Enthusiast magazine: didn’t want the standard exhaust.” “He was right, not only of how the slash-cut pipes look, but their sound.” “In my opinion the is the best sounding engine. It has ‘crack’ and ‘potato’. The slash-cut enhances that.” And we agree, parked up outside the Daytona speedway circuit the ground slightly when the Nightster ran on

Not bad for a Euro 3 air-cooled V-twin! I the Evolution engine for its great early in the RPM range whilst you can use plenty more revs and it natural to do so. There are no noticeable in the power curve (try a to back with a Screamin’ 110-1800cc big twin and you’ll some differences…) and I love the that accompanies the initial

The clocks and instruments are as minimalist as you can Even the warning light are blacked out unless they are The fuel tank is a tiny shaped 12.5 litre that looks so narrow it is Look at the Nightster directly the front or back and the narrowness through.

From the front you notice the retro rubber boots which is another detail.


The XL1200N really is the most unique in the range. This time a new model has even got its own name, the It stands out as something special in the

Certainly with the side number plate and integrated light as well as the greyed out and bobbed fenders XL1200N is indeed. I feel slightly too big for bike, but as I stated earlier in my I still love it. Not the most Harley, but hey, it’s a not a Tourer.

The Nightster is one of those bikes can and will change someone’s purely by its looks alone.

bobber styling

Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster


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