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25245 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559

2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® vs Sportster® S

2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® vs Sportster® S

While there are many sport motorcycles on the market today, the Harley-Davidson® models bring the responsiveness and power that you want with the brand’s athletic, iconic style. Three Harley-Davidson® models are available in the Sport line for 2023, including the Nightster® and the Sportster® S. When you shop at Harley-Davidson® of Wesley Chapel, you are assured of receiving our team’s full support as you compare these models in the showroom and on the road. What should you be aware of about the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® vs 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S?


These sport bikes produce unique experiences on the road thanks to notable differences in engineering. The 2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® receives 90 horsepower from its Revolution® Max 975T engine. The motorcycle’s responsive, agile performance is supported by a premium braking system, rear coil springs, fork-mounted triple clamps and a direct-acting, dual-outboard rear suspension. There are also several riding enhancements, including anti-lock brakes, drag-torque slip control and traction control.

The 2023 Sportster® S, on the other hand, gets 121 horsepower from its Revolution® Max 1250T powertrain. The Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S’s mechanical equipment includes an adjustable and hydraulic spring pre-load, a linkage-mounted mono-shock and triple clamps on the fork. This sport bike has all of the standard rider enhancements as are available with the Nightster®, and it also comes with a tire pressure monitor, several cornering enhancements and lift mitigation.


You can easily tell apart the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® vs 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S with their standout looks. The 2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® is appropriately named with black trim and your choice of Vivid Black or Redline Red body colors. The low-profile fenders pair with black wheels and an angled turning fork. The circular turning signals and headlight have a gray tint. This model is also designed with low-placed handlebars and an extended fuel tank, which put the rider in an aggressive, forward-leaning stance. This model also has a two-in-one exhaust pipe and gray accents on the engine casing.

The 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S is designed with black trim, and it is available with four body colors. While it has a chopped front fender like the Nightster®, the Sportster® S’s tires are thicker for an aggressive look. Rather than having a rear fender, the bike has a wing-like tail. This model is also differentiated by both chrome and bronze trim on the exhaust pipes and bronze trim on the engine cover. Additional traits are the elongated headlight, the dual-tone fuel tank and the smaller seat.


Regardless of your selection of the 2023 Nightster® or the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S, your bike will have a 4-inch display screen that features an LCD screen. Without a wind deflector or fairing, these motorcycles are designed to deliver adrenaline over the miles. The display screen on both models gives you information from the odometer, speedometer, ride mode selection, fuel range and clock. Both models also have analog readouts for the temperature, battery status and tire pressure. If you choose the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S, your motorcycle will also come with voice recognition, a TIP alert, Bluetooth and a headset.

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After reading about the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® and the Sportster® S, you can see that these popular sport models are boldly unique. Before narrowing your search to a specific model, it makes sense to compare the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Nightster® vs 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S in person by test riding them. Arrange your test rides by contacting our sales office at Harley-Davidson® of Wesley Chapel soon.

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*Financing Offer available only on select new 2023 and 2022 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank and is subject to credit approval. Harley-Davidson® CVO™, Police Duty, Anniversary, Icons, Highway King, Ultra Limited® Anniversary, Road Glide® Special Anniversary and Street Glide® Special Anniversary models are excluded, along with 2023 Trike, 2022 Trike and 2022 and 2022 Sportster® (Evolution Engine) and 2023 Breakout® models. Not all applicants will qualify as the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. Financing offer is available only for up to a 48 month term. For example, a 2023 Street Glide® Special motorcycle in Vivid Black with Black Trim with an MSRP of $28,999, no down payment and amount financed of $28,999, 48 month repayment term, and 1.99% APR results in monthly payments of $629.01. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Customer must take delivery by November 30, 2023. This Financing Offer is valid during the period of October 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at anytime. See your Harley-Davidson® Dealership for details.