Harley-Davidson Sportster S confirmed for arrival in India — UNDERTHEHOOD®
Harley-Davidson India has announced that the new Sportster S will be coming to the Indian market. The latest model to take its place in Harley’s Sportster range was recently revealed worldwide. It is primarily based on the all-new Revolution Max 1250 engine which found its way to the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250. Although it was tuned in another way on the all-new Sportster S.
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The motorcycle broke the hood of the Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom first. The company gave it a much more polished and intimidating outfit due to its muscular panels and meaty tires. It also incorporates a small entry fender that pays homage to traditional old-school bobbers. The way the high-mounted exhaust meets the short tail gives it the look inspired by Harley-Davidson’s XR750 flat tracker.
Part of its tool kit includes a 4-inch spherical TFT display screen compatible with Bluetooth connectivity. It also sports an all-LED lighting outfit with a Daymaker Signature LED headlight reminiscent of the unit found on the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob.
At the center of the bike is an all-new liquid-cooled Revolution Max 1250 engine. This 1,252cc V-twin engine delivers 121bhp of peak power, backed by 127Nm at 6,000rpm. The engine redlines at 9,500 rpm and features variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust ports.
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The bike’s suspension gear contains Showa, which features 43mm inverted forks and a piggyback reservoir rear shock. While the front suspension will have a travel of 91mm, the rear unit offers a measly 50mm of travel. The motorcycle weighs 228 kg and had a gas tank capacity of only 11 liters.
Expect the bike to launch in India somewhere closed ₹15-16 lakh (Ex-showroom).