Harley Davidson Sportster S launched at Rs 15.51 Lakhs – Specs|Features|Images
The engine powering the Harley Davidson Sportster S uses the counterbalanced Revolution Max 1250 liquid-cooled V-twin engine architecture found in the Pan America 1250 adventure tourer. 60-degree V-shape sports different internals with smaller valves and ports as well as different combustion chamber and piston shapes.
The Sportster S engine was dubbed the Revolution Max 1250 T and produced 121 hp at 7,500 rpm and 125 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with an assist and slipper clutch for smoother gear changes.
The Harley Davidson Sportster S offers three preset riding modes: Sport, Road and Rain. Owners can also use a fully customizable mode to achieve the characteristics that best suit their driving style. Cycling between different drive modes adjusts the throttle response, torque delivery and engine braking on offer. The riding modes also change the traction control and ABS configurations.
The engine of the Harley Davidson Sportster S is a stressed component of the chassis. Harley’s Sportster S features a 43mm inverted front fork up front and a mono shock in the rear. The Showa suspension setup includes adjustment for compression, rebound and spring preload.
The Sportster S features a radially mounted 320mm monobloc front disc brake with 4-piston Brembo brake calipers. The rear wheel is stopped by a 260mm disc brake with a single Brembo brake caliper setup. The Harley Davidson Sportster S rides on a 17-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear. The lightweight cast aluminum wheels are shod with Dunlop 160/70 TR17 (front) and 180/70 R16 (rear) tires.
Harley Davidson’s new Sportster S is 2,265m long, 843mm wide and 1,089mm high. The wheelbase of the bike is 1,519mm long. The Sportster S seat sits 752mm above the ground while the bike’s ground clearance is quite low at just 93mm. The Sportster S fuel tank holds 11.8 liters of fuel with an additional 3 liters in reserve. The bike weighs 228 kilograms (wet).
The design of the Sportser S is quite unique with the rectangular LED headlight up front, the inverted front fork and the fat tire up front.
The right side of the bike is dominated by the high-mounted 2-1-2 exhaust setup that sits fairly close to the seat. The exhaust system is made from 304 series stainless steel and is designed to reflect heat away from the rider.
The rear end of the bike is dominated by the low mounted taillight section which looks tiny compared to the big tire.
The Harley Davidson Sportster S features a 4-inch round LCD screen that offers Bluetooth connectivity and, when connected to the Harley Davidson app, provides turn-by-turn navigation. The Harley Davidson Sportster S comes packed with features including a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), cornering ABS, cruise control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring system and a USB C charging port for your mobile phone.
Thoughts on the Harley Davidson Sportster S
The Harley Davidson Sportster S is the latest addition to Harley’s Sportster lineup and comes with a host of features that should make it the bike of choice for solo tourers with a bit of cash to spare.