Harley-Davidson has launched its Revolution Max engine-equipped Sportster S in India at Rs 15.51 lakh. With tech like liquid-cooling, dual overhead camshaft and variable valve timing, the Sportster S is one of the most advanced cruisers from the American motorcycle company.
The Sportster S uses a six-axis IMU
Features a 4.0-inch-diameter TFT screen
Four ride modes – Road, Sport, Rain and Custom
Harley Davidson Sportster S: Revolution Max engine
One of the highlights of the Sportster is most certainly its powertrain. It uses Harley’s Revolution Max engine that first made its debut on the Pan America 1250. While it makes around 30hp less in this application, at 121hp, it’s still a lot more than other Harley models of similar engine capacities. The peak torque figure, meanwhile, stands at 114Nm.
Harley Davidson Sportster S: technology
This modern engine also comes equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch. Features include a round 4.0-inch-diameter TFT screen that displays instrumentation and infotainment functions. It also pairs to smartphones via Bluetooth to enable functions such as navigation and more.
Additionally, the Sportster S also uses a six-axis inertial measurement unit, or IMU, that works with the traction control system. Other electronic aids include Cornering Enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (C-ABS) which takes into consideration the lean angle of the motorcycle. The Sportster S also features four ride modes – Road, Sport, Rain and Custom. All-LED lighting, cruise control and a tyre pressure monitoring system are also part of the feature list.
Harley Davidson Sportster S: chassis
Interestingly, the engine is a stressed member of the chassis on the Sportster S, eliminating the traditional frame. As for suspension, it’s handled by a fully adjustable USD fork and monoshock. Braking, meanwhile, is carried out by a 320mm disc and a four-piston, radial monoblock Brembo caliper up front, along with a two-piston Brembo caliper and a 260mm disc at the rear.
Harley Davidson Sportster S: colours
The Harley-Davison Sporter S is available in three colours – Vivid Black, Stone Washed White Pearl and Midnight Crimson.