As cruisers trend toward liquid-cooled platforms, manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson are innovating their engine designs to meet the demands of the market. In 2021, The Motor Company debuted the Sportster S as a new take on one of Harley’s bestselling models, the Sportster.
The new Sportster S platform received the Revolution Max 1250T V-twin engine. A liquid-cooled DOHC powerplant featuring variable valve timing, three ride modes (Sport, Road, Rain) including a customizable map, and electronic safety features such as Cornering Enhanced ABS and traction control. On our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S produced 109.6 hp at 7,530 rpm and 85.2 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,000 rpm.
A linear power delivery, flat torque curve, and quick-revving nature deliver a riding experience unlike any other traditional Harley-Davidson model. Whether you are zipping down the boulevard or pinning it out of a corner on a backroad, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S is an exhilarating ride thanks to its punchy, arm-tugging engine characteristics.