New 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster

When it debuted in 1957, the original Sportster projected a tough and rebellious attitude that was born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of that era. With its 2009 Sportster line. Harley-Davidson tries to keep this spirit alive in every new model, especially with the retro look of the Nightster. Harley takes it in a dark direction with dead-on, rat-rod styling. Black finishes cover wheel rims and hubs, forks and handlebar, hand and foot controls. Old school style fork gaiters and a bullet-hole belt guard emphasize the original look. A low suspension puts the rider at seat height of just 25.3 inches. The new smaller front and rear fenders show more of the black laced steel wheels. New on all Sportsters for 2009 is an enhanced suspension where springs and dampening rates have been recalibrated and new damping devices were installed to provide superior ride quality.

10 Responses to “New 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster”

  1. 1 mike Jul 23rd, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Never been a big fan of the older looking bikes, but this one is pretty cool.

  2. 2 GAMBLER Jul 27th, 2008 at 1:37 am

    this is the only interesting bike in HD line up

    & the assless chap crowd think sportsters are for girls LOL

  3. 3 Nicker Jul 28th, 2008 at 11:58 pm


    A fat rear tire simply doesn’t work on this scooter.
    It’s a great example showing how a fad can be overdone.


  4. 4 Bryan Carter Aug 1st, 2008 at 8:28 am

    No really, sportsters are for girls.

  5. 5 smitty Oct 3rd, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    in responce to bryan carter`s comment,who the hell care`s!!!!

  6. 6 Candychick Nov 15th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    …and whats wrong with a chicks bike>>>?? LOL…

    anyhow Ive owned a Fat Boy( 1999) ahhh the last of the carbed model, Softail Heritage(2005) and a Sportster(1995)

    I can tell you if you want speed and a decent handling bike without the hard assed image of a…s called… ‘Real Harley ” rider than the sporty is by far the best handling, easiest to manouver bike…

    If your after the “I am way too cool and a little angry look” then any of the large clunkers are suitable…

    My point is different strokes for different folks, it also depends if ya misses was gonna kick your ass for buying a Harley, then ya buy one with a bitch pad and loud pipes:)

    Personally Ive gone back to the Nightster sportster…and will prob cop flack except when those slinging it see the tricked up race engine….and blow out top end speed….shellx

  7. 7 abis Nov 17th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    The nightster with some drag bars sure doesnt look like a chick bike !

  8. 8 Nicker Nov 17th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    “… I can tell you if you want speed and a decent handling bike …”
    “… with some drag bars sure doesnt look like a chick bike …”

    Hell, chick or dude, ya put a blower & drag bars on a sporty …. who needs a 120 inch boat anchor.


  9. 9 homan May 28th, 2009 at 7:48 am

    a kid i work with has one, it is black and sliver with black skulls on it. nice looking bike and fits him very well. He keeps trying to tell me that it has a factory 1340cc motor in it though. Someone ordered it like that, and thats why his bike is so fast and no other bike in town can keep up with him. But like i said nice looking bike and all, but i do like my chrome and glossy paint. Good play bike i suppose.

  10. 10 heat meiser Mar 30th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    i have out run dyna st bob an indian well just about any bike ive run against including a 68camaro a corvette so laugh all u want at my nighster when you are looking at the back of my jacket as i ride away o

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