The much anticipated 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S was finally launched in the Philippines. In a simple but well-attended ceremony held at the Harley-Davidson of Manila showroom along EDSA last November 20, Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners and members of the media were treated to a video presentation featuring the history of the Harley-Davidson Sportster. After introducing the special features of the new model, Mr. Jay Bautista and Mr. Luigi Lardizabal of Harley-Davidson of Manila unveiled the 2021 Sportster S.
The 2021 Sportster S is a very important model for Harley-Davidson not only because it’s an indispensable model in the Harley-Davidson lineup, but also because it offers a glimpse to the new direction in which Harley-Davidson as a motorcycle company, are headed.
The Sportster S is equipped with the new and now familiar Revolution Max 1250T motor first seen on the Pan America 1250 adventure touring bike. For the Sportster S the Revolution Max 1250 was tuned for a meatier mid range power and better low end response but still makes a healthy 120 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque (compared to 150 hp and 95 lb-ft for the Pan America). And because it uses the Revolution Max motor as a stressed member, therefore eliminating the use of a traditional tubular steel frame, the Sportster S is 27 kg. lighter than the Iron 883. This lightness can be felt the moment you take it off the side stand and when you twist the throttle.
Designed with young riders in mind, the Sportster S is equipped with the latest technologies such as cruise control, 3-preprogrammed riding modes (Sport, Road, and Rain), cornering ABS, and cornering traction control system. It is also equipped with a 4-inch color TFT LCD display with Bluetooth functionality so you can get turn-by-turn navigation with the Harley-Davidson App.
The 2021 Sportster S is available in three colors; Midnight Crimson and Stone Washed White Pearl with an SRP of PhP1,050,000, and Vivid Black with an SRP of PhP1,030,000. For more information you may visit the Harley-Davidson 0f Manila website.