Harley-Davidson recently unveiled its all-new sports bike, the Sportster S. The Sportster nameplate has been the oldest model in Harley-Davidson’s arsenal since 1957, and this new version aims to impress.
The Sportster S took design cues and features from its predecessors. Notable mentions include the gigantic front tire, single seat position, and raised exhaust.
The lightweight magnesium engine cowls are also covered in a rich layer of chocolate satin, giving the Sportster S model a rather understated but visually appealing outlook.
The bike features full LED lighting both front and rear, with a specially designed Daymaker Signature LED headlamp to diffuse the light over a larger area.
Beneath those covers is the real monster – a Revolution Max 1250T 121hp V-Twin engine that breathes life and is a real eye-catcher as you drive past.
The engine produces 127 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm, providing strong acceleration and performance over most of the rev range.
The Sportster S is well-equipped as standard, although some of those modern touches can be slightly off-putting for traditionalists. These include:
- Speed regulator
- 4 driving modes (Sport, Road, Rain and Custom)
- Brembo brakes
- Reach adjustable clutch and brake levers
- 4 inch TFT screen
The new display includes a digital fuel gauge and even Bluetooth connectivity, allowing the pilot to connect to their mobile device via Bluetooth to stream music, make hands-free calls and use the GPS navigation supported by the app. Harley-Davidson.
The Sportster S is currently priced at $ 39,900 excluding COE and insurance and is available in three attractive colors: Vivid Black; Stonewashed pearl white or midnight crimson.
This article was first published Motorist.