Harley-Davidson Sportster S to be launched at India Bike Week
The Harley-Davidson Sportster S shares the Revolution Max 1250 engine with the Pan America 1250.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster S is built on the Revolution Max engine with a slightly different tune
Harley-Davidson India will launch its second new model based on the new Revolution Max 1250 platform, following the Pan America 1250. The new Sportster S will debut in India during the upcoming India Bike Week 2021 at Aamby Valley, Lonavala on 4 December -5, 2021. On the Sportster S, the 1,252cc V-twin is tuned for more low-end torque and produces less horsepower. The new Harley-Davidson Sportster S will be the second Harley-Davidson model to be launched in India, after the American motorcycle brand revamped its India business, now in association with Hero MotoCorp.
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The 1252cc V-twin produces 121bhp (instead of the odd 150bhp of the Pan America 1250), but peak torque has been moved down the rev range, with 127Nm at 6000rpm . The redline is also quite high, at 9,500 rpm and with variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust ports, the Revolution Max 1250 promises sporty performance throughout the rev range. The suspension comes from Showa, with 43mm inverted forks and a piggyback reservoir rear shock with remote preload adjustment. But suspension travel is limited, with just 91mm up front and a measly 50mm of travel on the rear monoshock.
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The bike was originally unveiled as the Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom, and looks chunky and muscular, with big tires completing the upgraded look. The short front fender is reminiscent of a classic bobber, while the rear section, with the raised exhaust, as well as the solo seat are a nod to Harley-Davidson’s XR750 flat tracker. A 4-inch round TFT display shows all instruments and supports Bluetooth-enabled infotainment. Full LED lighting includes a Daymaker Signature LED headlight, a headlight similar to that of the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob. Once launched in India, we expect the new Sportster S to cost around ₹14-15 lakh (Ex-showroom).
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