Harley-Davidson has officially introduced the 2021 Sportster S. The new motorbike is designed to provide a thrilling driving experience, as well as usher in a new era of Sportster performance.
The Harley Sportster has been around since the 1957s. And to honor the legacy the 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S is packing the Revolution Max 1250T V-Twin engine which has a 1,252 cc, DOHC, water-cooled, 60-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled engine.
The Revolution Max on the Sportster S can generate power of 121 hp at 7,500 rpm and 127 Nm (94 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
Not just a new engine, but the chassis structure has also changed compared to the older model. The most striking element of the sub-frame is bolted directly to the driveline. HD claims that the configuration significantly reduces the bike’s weight and helps concentrate mass better.
The wheels use cast-aluminum wheels with a five-spoke design package wrapped in wide tires Dunlop/Harley-Davidson Series GT503 180/70-R16 rear and 160/70-R17 front.
Brembo supplies the braking devices where the front uses a single 320 mm disc clamped by four-piston radial monoblock calipers. The rear uses two-piston calipers with 260 mm diameter discs.
Dimension and Feature
Key dimensions of the 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S include a low seat height of 755 mm, with both levers that can be adjusted to fit a variety of hand sizes.
In the cockpit, there is a rounded 4-inch TFT display that can mimic a conventional analog display or show various other functions, including front and rear tire pressure and even diagnostic codes.
There is also a Bluetooth connectivity feature with media and phone control if the rider wants to listen through a headset. There is also a bar-mount button to operate menus and volume.
Furthermore, Harley has also added advanced electronic devices to the Sportster S. It is equipped with a six-axis IMU, dual-channel ABS brakes, traction control, and the Drag-Torque Slip Control System.
To reduce the possible adverse effects of sloppy shifting on slippery surfaces riding mode can also be selected according to the user’s wishes. There are Sport, Road, Rain, and two separate custom modes that can personalize power delivery.
Price and Availability
The 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S is available in three color options – Vivid Black, Stone Washed White Pearl, and Midnight Crimson – and is marketed starting from $ 14,999.