Harley-Davidson to introduce new Sportster variant on April 12
US automaker Harley-Davidson will add a new model to its Sportster line-up on April 12. It might also arrive in India. In the latest development, the brand has put out teaser images of the upcoming vehicle, revealing key design details. The pictures suggest that it will have bar-end mirrors, a single-piece seat, multi-spoke wheels, and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank.
Why does this story matter?
The new Sportster variant will be Harley-Davidson's third bike to use the Revolution Max engine, after the Pan America 1250 and Sportster S. It should be priced competitively and offer good looks, lots of electronic riding aids, as well as decent performance. Upon its arrival on our shores, the competition in the market will be raised to a great extent.
The bike will have high-set handlebars and full-LED lighting
The upcoming Harley-Davidson Sportster will sport a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a circular headlight, bar-end mirrors, a single-piece seat, high-set handlebars, and a low-slung exhaust. The bike will pack an all-LED setup for lighting, a digital instrument console, and ride on alloy wheels. Its fuel storage capacity and kerb weight will be disclosed at the time of its launch.
It might be fueled by a 1,250cc Revolution Max engine
The new Harley-Davidson Sportster model is expected to draw power from a 1,250cc Revolution Max engine or a 975cc unit. The mill will be linked to a 6-speed gearbox. However, the power figures are currently unavailable.
It will get telescopic front forks
To ensure the safety of the rider, the upcoming Harley-Davidson Sportster will be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS for better handling on the roads. Suspension duties on the bike will be taken care of by telescopic forks on the front side and twin springs on the rear end.
How much will it cost?
The pricing and availability details of the upcoming Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle in India will be revealed at the time of its launch. However, it should cost less than the Sportster S priced at Rs. 15.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Share this timeline