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2023 Harley Davidson Nightster [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Harley Davidson Nightster
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The 2023 Harley Davidson Nightster: The Legacy Continues

After last year’s introduction, the Harley Davidson Nightster returns for the 2023 model lineup. Subtle changes are the main difference this year, the most obvious being the absence of the headlight cowl.

Highlighting the All-American lineage of the Sportster, the Nightster features exposed dual rear shocks, a round intake cover, and peanut styled fuel tank. Power comes from the Revolution® Max 975T liquid-cooled V-Twin tuned for 90 hp; it moves the Nightster with a solid kick.

Harley Davidson ensures each bike benefits from the latest tech. The Nightster comes standard with ABS brakes, LED lighting, selectable rider modes, traction control, and more. To keep the handling in check Showa has designed a 41mm set of front forks which combined with the stiff hoop-style frame, reveal exactly why the Nightster is a proud part of the HD Sport family.

2 color choices exist for the 2023 Harley Davidson Nightster: Vivid Black, and Redline Red.

The 2023 Harley Davidson Nightster starts at $13,499 USD / $16,499 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Harley Davidson Nightster in one place.

2023 Harley Davidson Nightster

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $13,499 USD / $16,499 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Revolution Max 975T Engine
    • Tradional Sportster Styling
    • Selectable Rider Modes
    • Rear suspension is dual outboard with adjustable pre-load

Main Specs

  • Engine: 975 cc V-twin
  • Power: 90 HP / 67 kW @ 7500 rpm
  • Torque: 70 ft-lb (95 Nm)
  • Wet Weight: 481 lb. (218 kg)
  • Seat Height: 27.8 in. (705 mm)

2023 Harley Davidson Nightster

2023 Harley Davidson Nightster Specifications

From Harley-Davidson


Engine 975 cc V-twin, Revolution® Max 975T
Engine Torque 90 HP / 67 kW @ 7500 rpm
Bore x Stroke 3.82 in x 2.6 in.
Compression Ratio
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter Electric
Exhaust 2-into-1; catalyst in header


Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive
Gear, 49/89 ratio


Front Fork
41mm SHOWA Dual Bending Valve conventional forks. Aluminum fork triple clamps.
Rear Fork
Rear suspension is dual outboard, direct-acting (no linkage) emulsion technology shock absorbers with coil springs and a threaded collar for pre-load adjustment.
Wheels, Front Type
Aluminum cast, satin black
Wheels, Rear Type
Aluminum cast, satin black
Brakes Front
Single rotor, floating, hub – mounted
Brakes Rear Solid uniform expansion rotor
Tires Front
100/90-19 57H
Tires Rear
150/80B16 77H
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.1 gal.
Color Redline Red, Gunship Gray, Vivid Black


Spark Plugs
Headlight All LED headlamp
Tail Light LED


89.4 in.
5.4 in.
Rake 30
61.3 in.
Ground Clearance
4.5 in.
Seat Height
27.1 in.
Weight, As Shipped
462 lb.



2023 Harley Davidson Nightster

2023 Harley Davidson Nightster Features


Modeled after a previous Sportster chassis, Nightster features exposed dual rear shocks that provide a critical style line at the rear of the motorcycle.


The most obvious resemblance to its Sportster lineage is the shape of the airbox cover, which shares its profile with the classic Sportster model fuel tank.


The Nightster is equipped with a 19-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel, dimensions selected to deliver nimble performance and distinctive style.


All LED headlamp, rear lighting and LED bullet turn signals.

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