Harley Davidson Sportster S India Launch Package for IBW 2021
Speaking of the engine, the new Sportster S features an all-new Revolution Max 1250T engine. The 60-degree V-twin engine (obviously) displaces 1,252cc and features liquid cooling. The Sportster S engine produces 121hp and 125Nm of peak torque which is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed manual gearbox and slipper clutch.
The engine vents its fury out into the world through a large 2-1-2 exhaust setup that exits slightly below the rider’s seat. The new engine is a stressed member of the new Sportster S chassis. The new Harley sports a tube-frame chassis with Showa suspension at each end.
The front features fully adjustable 43mm inverted shocks. The rear features a linkage-mounted stacked monoshock setup with compression, rebound and hydraulic spring preload adjustment.
Braking duties are handled by large disc brakes fitted with Brembo calipers. The front disc brake is a 320mm floating rotor with radially mounted 4-piston calipers. The rear disc is a smaller 260mm rotor with a single-piston floating caliper.
The 2021 Harley Davidson Sportster S features a staggered wheel setup with a 17-inch wheel up front and a 16-inch wheel in the rear that are shod in Dunlop 160/70 TR17 and 180/70 R16 tires respectively. Both wheels are lightweight cast aluminum units.
The new Harley Davidson Sportster S is 2,265m long, 843mm wide and 1,089mm high. The bike has a long wheelbase of 1,519mm and a seat that sits 752mm above the ground. The Sportster S’s ground clearance is a bit of a worrying 93mm. The Sportster S fuel tank holds 11.8 liters of fuel with 3 liters reserve. Harley claims a fuel economy of around 21 km/l. The Sportster S has a claimed wet weight of 228 kilograms.
The Harley Davidson Sportster has a 4 inch round TFT display which gives the rider information on speed, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temperature, alert low temperature warning, side stand warning, tipping warning, cruise, range and a tachometer.
The display can also connect via Bluetooth to the Harley-Davidson app which allows the rider to receive phone call alerts, navigation alerts and connect to their music. Harley has also equipped the new Sportster S with a USB Type-C port to keep phones charged.
Other features include full LED – headlight, taillight and turn signals – as well as a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), cornering ABS, cruise control, traction control, tire pressure and four riding modes – Road, Sport, Rain and Custom.
Thoughts on the Harley Davidson Sportster S
The Harley Davidson Sportster S is one of the newest motorcycles in the Harley lineup and is a true single-seater for the rider looking to ride the highways of the country. We expect the new Harley to cost upwards of Rs 15 lakhs.