Home Bike news All new 2022 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER New Sporty coming on April 12th.

All new 2022 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER New Sporty coming on April 12th.


All new 2022 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER New Sporty coming on April 12th. Replacement models for the popular 883 Sportster are currently missing from Harley. On April 12, 2022 it could be time: Harley shows a new model.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Harley-Davidson doesn’t keep the attractive technology of the new Sportster S exclusively in one model. With the elimination of the air-cooled Sporties, there is no interesting offer at the lower end of the price scale. The successes of the low-cost Iron models of the old generation resonate strongly and must be confirmed. In March 2021, Harley-Davidson again had the Nightster model name trademarked. From 2007 to 2012, the 1200 Sporty was available as a very reduced variant with this nameand was eventually replaced by the Iron series. Matching: Images of a Harley with the new engine that have surfaced, which would be well suited to the Sportster name.

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Less complex than the Sportster S and therefore cheaper to classify. Even more appropriate: Harley announces a new model for April 12, 2022. A matching teaser video that at least partially underlines the shapes of the pictures from the end of 2021. On the Harley homepage there is a picture that more than confirms these forms.

Harley Davidson Sportster Nightster?

Unlike the Bronx study, which is already ready for series production , or the planned flat tracker, the chopper-esque genes of a Sportster Iron, Custom or Low swing in the – admittedly – blurred images of the supposed new Sportster variantobvious with. You can see the new Revolution engine, bolted to the frame, a single seat with a familiar-looking rear fender, and a newly installed 2-in-1 system.

Especially the complete rear structure makes a clear difference to the recently presented Sportster S. This is where the teaser from Harley from January comes into play: There the lettering on a tank side shows briefly and it looks quite similar to those on the swapped pictures. The signs for a very logical small Sportster with a maximum of 975 cc are on launch in 2022.


Simple chassis

The rear also differs in terms of technical design: while the S swings with a tubular swingarm with a central spring strut, the possible Nightster carries stereo spring struts, which suggests a simpler swingarm design. The front of the new model is characterized by a conventional telescopic fork with a brake disc and a brake caliper that is probably screwed on axially. The brakes should come from Brembo again, but probably from the slightly cheaper segment.

1,250 or 975 cc?

The aforementioned Bronx was known to get the new engine in a 975cc version. In other words, a Nightster 975 would also be conceivable, possibly even without the Sportster before it. However: In terms of model history, the idea would be to bring the name Iron, which is associated with success, with the small displacement, as it was in the 2000s, and to treat the Nightster to the 1,250 cc engine. An Iron 975 or Nightster 1250 would be candidates to safely expand the range.

Iron, Bronx, Bareknuckle, Nightster, 48X

Just a month before Nightster, Harley also trademarked the Bareknuckle name, which translates to “Blank.” Although it was coquetted that it was a broad marketing project, it actually didn’t require a protected word mark. In other words: a maximally minimalist version of the Bareknuckle based on the Sportster S is conceivable. Further research gives the Bronx some breathing room again: This word mark has also been protected since the beginning of 2018. The model was almost complete. It felt like someone just had to press the button here. By the way: On the same day as Pan America, Harley also had the word mark 48X protected. And like no other number, it stands for entry-level Harley bikes based on the Sportster with a large engine and great success on the market.


All new 2022 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER New Sporty coming on April 12th.



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