The Sportster S motorcycle from Harley-Davidson, a US-based automaker, has been introduced to India for Rs 18.79 lakh (ex-showroom). There is just one fully loaded bike version. The bike’s striking look and a long list of technological riding aids, including a lean-sensitive traction control system, are among its standout features. The 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S engine is powered by a 1,252cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine with a maximum power output of 120.6 bhp. The company also offers various accessories to customize the two-wheeler in our domestic market.
Hardware-wise, the motorcycle’s 43mm upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at the back handle suspension functions. The front forks and rear mono shock have compression, rebound, and preload settings. The braking system comprises a single rotor with a single-piston caliper at the back. It also has a single disc with a four-piston caliper at the front. Here are some additional facts and data regarding the just released 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S.
2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S: Design & Colors
The 2023 Sportster S’s distinctive style has not changed. It still has a single-pod headlight, a small fuel tank, a single-pod instrument cluster, a flat handlebar, a saddle for the rider, a twin-pod exhaust, and fat-profile tyres. The manufacturer claims the exhaust comprises corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the 304 series. The lack of body panels allows full Revolution Max 1250T engine visibility. Harley Davidson India will offer various accessories to further personalize the motorcycle.
It’s vital to remember that only one motorcycle model is available, and there are four color choices: Vivid Black, White Sand Pearl, Grey Haze, and Bright Billiard Blue. The rider’s choice of paint affects the Harley-Davidson Sportster S’s ex-showroom price. With a price of Rs 18.79 lakh (ex-showroom), the Vivid Black color is the least expensive option available. Retail prices for the additional color choices are Rs 14,000 higher than for the Vivid Black paint scheme.
2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S: Mechanical Specifications
As mentioned, the 1,252cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine is still included in the mechanical specs for the 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S. This engine, connected to a six-speed transmission, generates 120.6 horsepower at 7,500 revs per minute. It also generates 125 Nm at 6,000 revs per minute. The stated fuel efficiency for this engine is 5.1 liters per 100 km (19.60 km/l).
2023 Harley Sportster S: Features
Full LED lighting, a Bluetooth-enabled color TFT display that functions with a precise smartphone application, a USB charger, and other rider aids are just a few of the features the 2023 Sportster S offers. Some features include wheel lift mitigation, cornering ABS with a cornering function, lean-sensitive traction control, and cornering drag-torque slip control. Bluetooth gives users access to music, phone calls, and navigation.
Sportster S: Rivals
The upgraded cruiser bike’s competitors include the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster and the Indian Scout Bobber, to name just two.