The new Harley-Davidson Sportster S has been launched very recently at the 2021 India Bike Week (IBW). The new model has been priced at a starting of Rs 15.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is the second bike based on the company’s new Revolution Max 1250 platform as it also underpins the Pan America 1250 ADV. In addition, the new Sportster S is also the second bike to have been launched after Harley announced its association with Hero MotoCorp in India. The new Harley-Davidson Sportster S is powered by a 1,252 cc, V-Twin engine that is now claimed to develop more torque lower down in the rev range, but compromises on the power output.
In order to be precise, the motor on the Sportster S is good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 121 hp and 127 Nm. The suspension system on the new model comprises Showa 43 mm inverted forks upfront along with a piggyback reservoir monoshock with remote preload adjustment at the rear. The motorcycle features a 4-inch TFT instrument console that also supports Bluetooth connectivity. Moreover, the Sportster S comes with full-LED lighting.
For those not in the know, the Harley-Davidson Sportster S started its lifecycle as the 1250 Custom and that is the reason why most of the styling is the same between the two motorcycles. Key visual highlights of the new model include trimmed front mudguard and tail section along with a high-mounted exhaust, muscular stance and not to forget, the single seat.
Speaking on the launch, Ravi Avalur, Head – Harley-Davidson Business Unit, Hero MotoCorp said that the Sportster models have been the foundation on which the Harley-Davidson brand was built in India. He further adds that along with the new Pan America 1250, the Sportster S will strengthen the portfolio of Harley-Davidson products and cater to a wider spectrum of Indian customers.
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