As early as 2018, Harley-Davidson launched a series of upcoming bicycles as part of its “More Roads” plan to cater to different riders around the world. At the time, LiveWire and Pan America were undoubtedly the stars of the show, but in the proposed version, there was an unnamed 1250cc custom concept hidden.
Well, Harley has finally lifted the veil of that mysterious motorcycle, which is even better than we thought. Known as the Sportster S, it is by far one of the most performance-focused models in the Sportster series, combining the leisurely riding posture of a cruiser with the aggressive handling of a modern sports bike. In fact, this is because it is based on Harley’s latest Revolution Max platform, which means it has a new chassis-integrated 1250cc V-twin engine with dual overhead camshafts, variable valve timing, and the first: hydraulic Cold. Therefore, it is suitable for approximately 121 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque, making it almost twice as powerful as its predecessor. But that’s not all; in addition to the new engine, the Sportster S also features a stainless steel high-position exhaust device, a 4-inch LCD with Bluetooth support, and three pre-programmed driving modes to optimize conditional traction. It is available now, starting at $14,999. Click here for more details about Harley’s new Sportster S.