The Harley-Davidson Night Train was introduced in 1998. The engine on that first model of the Night Train featured 1,338 cc of displacement. The Night Train was upgraded to 1,450 cc for the 2000 model. Harley continued to improve the Night Train each year, adding a new security system in 2001 and a fuel injection system in 2002. Harley-Davidson continued to strive to perfect the Night Train design in 2003.
The 2003 Night Train was 95.3 inches long, with a ground clearance 5.5 inches and a seat height of 26.8 inches. The Night Train had a wheelbase of 66.7 inches. The bike’s dry weight was 672.4 lbs. The Night Train featured a steel double cradle frame. According to the Bikez Motorcycle Encyclopedia, customers had a choice between gunmetal pearl and vivid black for colors on the Night Train. It supported two passengers.
The engine on the 2003 Night Train was a 1,449 cc transverse-mounted air-cooled four-stroke two-cylinder engine with a compression ratio of 8.8-to-1. It has an overhead valve system and two valves per cylinder. The maximum torque on the Night Train is 78.2 foot-pounds at 3,200 rpm. It has a maximum power of 62.54 horsepower at 5,300 rpm. The bore and stroke on the 2003 model is 3.8 inches by 4 inches. The maximum speed on the Night Train is 105.63 miles per hour, and it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
The Night Train has a carburetor fuel system. The fuel tank on the Night Train has a maximum capacity of 5 gallons. It has a five-speed manual transmission with belt final drive. The Night Train features a wet multiple-disk clutch that is cable operated. The front suspension on the Night Train is a cartridge suspension that has a travel of 5.08 inches. The rear suspension is a mono shock swing arm with a travel of 4.06 inches. The brakes on the front and rear are 11.5 inches. Both the front and rear brakes are a single disc.