This week, Harley-Davison unveiled the latest generation of its iconic entry-level motorcycle, the Sportster. The 2021 Sportster S features Harley’s all-new V-Twin, liquid-cooled, Revolution Max 1250 T engine. This bike does away with a traditional frame and instead uses the engine as a structural component. Besides holding the bike together, the Revolution Max 1250 T engine pushes it forward using 121-hp and 94 lb.-ft of torque.
The 2021 Sportster S is a one-seat motorcycle with forward foot controls and a stretched riding position. At the front, the 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S uses 43mm inverted forks with a single front Brembo disc brake. The bike’s rear suspension features a piggyback rear shock with remote preload adjustment. Aftermarket accessories for the new Sportster S include a mind-control conversion kit, fly screen, tail bag, and a passenger seat.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster has been seen parked in front of highway roadhouses since the 1950s. Its latest iteration features a high-mounted side exhaust. The bike’s profile is a familiar silhouette filled with all-new tech like the Sportster S four-inch color TFT display housed in a classic round instrument gauge. This digital display offers riders turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and a selection of three pre-programmed ride modes: Sport, Road, and Rain. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, and Harley’s Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS). The 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S is scheduled to appear in showrooms in the fall of this year.
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