After a global virtual launch this past July, Harley-Davidson has finally brought over the 2021 Sportster S to the Philippines. The new model promises to deliver a new level of signature Harley performance while improving on the Sportster nameplate.
The Sportster line has been produced since 1957, and it's known for featuring lightweight, strong chassis and premium suspension systems. Much like the brand’s other cruisers, there's also responsive handling and powerful engines.
For the 2021 Sportster S, its beating heart comes in the form of a Revolution Max 1250T V-Twin engine that makes a staggering 121 hp and 125 Nm of torque. The liquid-cooled mill features variable valve timing and a readily available powerband that offers riders maximum control.
The Sportster S also features a high-mounted exhaust made of corrosion-resistant 304-series stainless steel. It's designed to redirect heat away from the rider for a more comfortable ride. The two-tip design takes inspiration from Harley's heritage of flat-track racing, and it's honored well here.
In terms of technology, Harley has managed to combine retro looks with modern necessities. The 2021 Sportser S gets a 4-inch, round TFT display with Bluetooth, digital gauges, indicators, and turn-by-turn navigation with the Harley-Davidson smartphone app.
There are also three pre-programmed riding modes to choose from, all controlled by the digital display. Changing between the Sport, Road, and Rain modes affects power delivery and engine braking. It also tunes the Cornering Enhanced Anti-lock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System.
We look forward to seeing the bike on the roads of The Philippines as riders enjoy the enhanced riding experience that the Sportster S offers. Designed with premium features, outstanding performance, and innovative technology, this next generation Sportster S sets a new performance standard for the Sportster line.
Participating Harley-Davidson dealerships will be hosting an Open House for the 2021 Sportster 2 beginning on November 20, 2021. Interested buyers can be the first to see the new model and even take home the motorcycle for P1,030,000. Available colors include Vivid Black, Stone Washed White Pearl, and Midnight Crimson.