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Harley-Davidson reveals MY23 Nightster Special cruiser bike

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Harley-Davidson has revealed the company’s 2013 motorcycle range. While almost all the models have gotten an upgrade, one of those includes the new Nightster Special.

What’s new on the Harley-Davidson Nightster Special?

As the name suggests, the Nightster Special is based on the standard Nightster but gets few feature additions. The most important change is in the styling department. The bike gets a new headlamp cowl and new decals. This differentiates the model from the regular bikes. The badging of the bike is also unique and reminds us of the Sportster models of the 70s. The Special also gets a mudguard mounted pillion seat. Coming to the ergonomics, Harley has upgraded the bike by the use of handlebar risers. This makes the handle’s position relatively closer to the rider, making it more ergonomic than before.

In terms of features, the bike gets a TFT display which is compatible with smartphone and bluetooth headsets. The bikes also comes with cruise control to make the long distance journey even more comfortable. A USB port is also given on the bike, which can charge the rider’s phone or any other device.

In terms of safety, the Nightster Special gets traction control and ABS. It rides on 14-inch spoke wheels which are equipped with a TPMS system.

Powertrain of the Harley-Davidson Nightster Special

The Harley Davidson Nightster is powered by the same Revolution Max 975T, 975cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine that develops 89 BHP and 95 Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox and is the chassis’s stress member. The Nightster Special gets upside-down front forks and dual rear shock absorbers. Braking duties are handled by a single disc brake on both wheels.

Launch timeline of the Harley-Davidson Nightster Special

While the Nightster Special is expected to be available in the international markets soon, we don’t know when the bike would land up on our shores.

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