2024 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® Special Review | Engine Specs & Technology

Agility, power, and modern tech are yours with the 2024 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® Special. As a member of the sport bike family, you expect authentic performance; as a model that was introduced in the 2023 model year, you know it’s going to have some of the latest innovations and engineering available. Learn more about the dynamic 2024 Nightster Special with this model review created by the team at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson.

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2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special parked in alley with headlight

2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Engine Specs & Powertrain

Zip off into an evening on the road with the liquid-cooled V-twin engine on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special — the Revolution® Max 975T. While the engine makes its maximum torque at over 5,000 RPM, it’s tuned to make more of it available at lower revs for a more engaging and responsive ride. Compared with the 2023 model year, the 2024 Nightster Special makes slightly more horsepower and torque. The Nightster Special engine feeds from a 3.1-gallon fuel tank and gets up to 52 combined MPG. Out the right side of the engine, a 2-into-1 exhaust provides a unique, powerful look.

Between the engine and the rear wheel, you get a gear-type primary drive, an eight-plate assist and slip wet clutch, a six-speed automatic transmission, and belt final drive. Tailor the handling and performance of your bike to the conditions ahead with four selectable riding modes — road, rain, sport, and custom.

To help keep your bike both nimble and the front tire firmly in touch with the road ahead, you get 41-millimeter SHOWA® dual bending valve conventional front forks. Under these, you’ll find a 19-inch front wheel, along with a 16-inch rear wheel — both are wrapped with Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series tires.

See the performance specs for the Nightster Special in the accompanying chart.

Engine Revolution Max 975T
Engine Bore 3.82 in.
Displacement 59.5 cu.-in.
Horsepower 91 HP
Torque 72 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 5,750 RPM
MPG 52 combined MPG

2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Safety & Technology

Designed with smarts and systems that support your ride, the 2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special is proof that modern sport bikes are about more than just speed and agility. Overall, the tech you’ll find on the Nightster Special is practical, but understated, allowing you to enjoy the riding experience to the max.

Infotainment — The Nightster Special comes with a round 4-inch color screen for all your key readouts, including the speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temperature, range, and tachometer indicators. Bluetooth® capability for your phone is also standard, allowing you to enjoy phone calls, music, and navigation through the H-D app.

Lighting — Fully modern lighting casts the darkness aside on the Nightster Special. An all-LED headlamp, including low and high beam with signature position lighting, all-LED rear lighting, and LED blinkers provide excellent visibility after dark.

Rider Safety — The Nightster Special features a standard anti-lock brake system for its 320-millimeter front brake and 260-millimeter rear brake. Among its standard rider safety enhancements, you’ll find a traction control system, a drag-torque slip control system, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special gas tank and handles
2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special parked by a gas station at night

2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Dimensions

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Nightser Special is built with a low center of gravity — with 4.5 inches of ground clearance — and an upright riding position with mid-mount foot controls, balancing both handling and riding comfort. One of the weight-reducing design features of the Nightster Special is the incorporation of the engine as a core component of the bike’s chassis. Ready to ride, the Nightster Special weighs just over 480 pounds. Invite a friend along — the Nightster Special has a rear passenger pillion seat and buddy pegs.

See the dimensions for the Nightster Special in the accompanying chart.

Length 87 in.
Wheelbase 61.3 in.
Rake 30 deg.
Trail 5.4 in.
Laden Seat Height 27.1 in.
Ground Clearance 4.5 in.
Weight (As Shipped/Running Order) 465 / 483 lbs.

2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Pricing

Ride home on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special starting at $13,499 MSRP*. The base MSRP is for the Nightster Special with blacked-out trim and a Billiard Gray decorative fuel tank with a 1970s throwback medallion, but you can also get the tank in Black Denim, Baja Orange, or Red Rock for an additional cost.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special two riding head on in rocky hills
2024 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special riding past glass office

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Get a feel for how the Nightster Special handles and responds on the road when you take one for a test ride at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson. Look through the bikes we currently have available and schedule a time to ride your favorite at our store in Branford, CT! Plan your visit to our store using our hours and directions page. If you’re looking for more information about a particular Nightster Special available at our dealership, call or text us at (203) 315-4759.

2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® Special Review | Engine Specs & Technology

Blending classic Sportster® looks with modern tech and an energetic engine, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster® Special is ready to help you get away from the cares of your day. As a new model for 2023, the Harley-Davidson Nightster Special offers plenty of forward-looking features while also featuring nods to H-D® heritage — like the unique ‘70s-inspired air box cover medallion. Read more about the key features and specs with this 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special review created by the pros at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson. Be sure to set up a time to ride this new Sport bike from the new inventory in Branford, CT, and see what kind of fun it has to offer.

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2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Engine Specs & Powertrain

Carve up city streets and country roads with equal confidence on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled, V-Twin Revolution® Max 975T engine that makes 70 pound-feet of torque and can get up to 52 combined MPG. The Nightster Special is fed by a 3.1-gallon fuel tank and sends its power through a six-speed transmission.

As a member of the Sport bike family in the H-D lineup, the Nightster Special is tuned for agility and sporty handling. Its dual bending valve conventional forks in the front suspension are designed to support your high-energy handling style. Three pre-programmed ride modes for road, rain, or sport riding, plus a customizable setting, allow you to tailor the ride to your liking.

Engine Revolution Max 975T
Engine Bore 3.82 in.
Displacement 59.5 cu.-in.
Horsepower 90 HP
Torque 70 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 5,000 RPM
Fuel Economy 52 combined MPG

2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Safety & Technology

Riding the 2023 Nightster Special is a connected experience — you can tell it’s a new model with tech for modern riders. Bluetooth® with phone and media support allow you to show directions from the H-D App on your phone on the 4-inch round TFT display. Additional readouts on this display include the speedometer, gears, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, temperature, cruise, and fuel range calculator. Additionally, USB-C port support allows you to keep your phone charged.

A full range of LED lighting — including LED headlamp, rear lighting and LED bullet turn signals — helps you stay visible to drivers and light up the road ahead. Beyond the excellent lights, the Nightster Special also offers several convenient standard safety and assistance features, including:

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Traction control system
  • Drag-torque slip control system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Dimensions

Set off on late-night rides solo, or go two-up on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special — and ensure your passenger is comfortable and secure with the passenger pillion and foot pegs. You’re set up for a forward-leaning riding position with mid-mount foot controls. The bike measures in at 87 inches long and just over 480 pounds in running order — so it’s easily maneuverable when it’s time to slip back into the garage after a moonlight ride.

Read over the Nightster Special dimensions in the accompanying chart.

Length 87 in.
Wheelbase 61.3 in.
Laden Seat Height 27.1 in.
Ground Clearance 4.5 in.
Weight (as shipped / running order) 465 / 483 lbs.
Rake 30 deg.
Trail 5.4 in.

2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special Pricing

The 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special starts at $14,999 MSRP* in Vivid Black, with other colors available for an additional cost.

*Prices listed are the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Are you ready to take the Nightster Special for a ride? Browse the new inventory at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson and set up a test ride, or stop by our store in Branford, CT. The H-D pros at our dealership will be happy to help you find your ideal ride, whether this is your first time shopping for a motorcycle, or you’re a long-time member of our local biking community. Have a question? Get in touch with our online contact form or call us at (203) 315-4759.

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