Harley Davidson Sportster S

Harley Davidson has been trying to get younger and younger riders for years. This time, they have released the Sportster S. The bike is a lot like the Street 500 they released in 2014. It’s also reminiscent of the Buell Blast they released in 2000. For those of you that don’t know Harley Davidson purchased the majority stake of Buell Motorcycle Company in 1998 to help in their cause to get younger motorcycle riders into the sport.

Sportster S Specifications

Fuel Capacity 3.1 gal.
Weight In Running Order 502 lb.
Engine Revolution® Max 1250T
Displacement 76.4 cu in (1,252 cc)
Lubrication System Semi-Dry Sump
Transmission 6-speed
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Engine Torque 94 ft-lb
Engine Torque 6,000
Power 121 HP / 90 kW @ 7500 rpm
Fuel Economy 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km)
Gauges 4-inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert.

Some of the updated technology they have dubbed the Infotainment that has been added to the Sportster S is quite incredible. You can control your GPS, music, and notifications on the gauge. One thing you to note, you do have to download the Harley Davidson App to your mobile device for most of the functionality to work.

Riding Modes

The motorcycle has 4 riding modes available for multiple different riding styles. There is Road, Sport, Rain, and Custom mode.  The road mode is for your everyday riding.  Rain mode was designed to give the rider more confidence when you’re caught in the rain.  Sport mode was designed to connect rider to the motorcycle and create a more visceral experience. And the Custom mode was created so riders create a set of performance characteristics to meet personal preference or for special situations.

Upon looking into the new Sportster S, it reminded me a lot of their Street 500 motorcycle. However, looking at their website, it looks like the Sportster S has replaced the Street 500. One thing to note, this does have a 1,200 cc engine, which is much more than one should start riding for their first motorcycle. With that being said, if you’re looking at a brand new motorcycle for your first bike, and you had to get a Harley Davidson, we would recommend the Sportster 883. That appears to be the Harley Davidson with the smallest engine.

What do you think of the new Sportster S? Leave a comment and let us know. You can also Contact Me, and I’ll be happy to respond. You can find more information on the Harley Davidson

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