The 2021 and up Sportster thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Ginger Beard, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    121 horsepower and 502 pounds wet.

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  2. CarlWheezer

    CarlWheezer Where's my Boomstick....

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    If Harley is calling it a Sportster S, it should at least have twin discs in the front.
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  3. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Though I generally agree it's got a pretty beefy Brembo monoblock and a full RDRS (cornering ABS and TC) that's pretty decent.

    Though I'd always take duals if I could.
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  4. Wveniez

    Wveniez Been here awhile

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    It’s too expensive to compete with the Scout and not performance oriented enough to compete with the FTR.

    I feel like they missed the mark on this one.
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    yamalama wet coaster

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    needs the mufflers hacked off. for starters.
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  6. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    I don't hate it, but it's pretty awkward looking from some angles. They could have packaged the radiator better; it's pretty kludgy looking from the rear.
    Add in the über-balloon tires, it just looks portly.

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  7. Ginger Beard

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    That $2,000 price difference gets you way more tech on the Sportster and a good bit of performance. That will likely be enough for many buyers.
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  8. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    3.1 gallon tank, are you kidding me? Harley please give it a bigger gas tank, a normal front wheel, and twin front brake discs for gods sake. A quickshifter would also be great. Every year I pray Harley will release a bike I actually want to buy.
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  9. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    Well, its piqued my interest anyway. Seemed to have pretty good clearance on the track and they are talking up the performance, which is not something Harley normally does.
    Long live the Sportster.

    Cheers

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  10. ghoststrykre

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    The heat shield on the pipes is a little beefy... bulbous, even.. I just kind of noticed that. I'm sure aftermarket will really dive in on this one. I think people will gobble this one up in big numbers. I hadn't seen the 3.1 gallon tank though... Woof.. Fuel range is gonna be like the Indian FTR.
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  11. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband Supporter

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    Do you really think you'd want to ride it more than 3.1 gallons can take you in one stint?

    Speaking of the FTR: Take the Sportster S, raise the suspension, different wheels/tires, new pegs and you'd have what would look like a pretty solid street tracker. It's already got the high pipes and the bodywork...
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  12. ghoststrykre

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    Indian FTR 1200 is 3.4 gallons in size and range is one of the complaints on it. That said, I don't think this was designed to be a long hauler. As for your notes on the suspension, wheels, and pegs, I think you're absolutely right. It'll be interesting to see aftermarket alterations to this thing. I still think the bike is cool and will sell well.
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    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Acceleration should be impressive and it’s new and shiny so someone’s gonna buy one. That engine deserves a better chassis.
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  15. soloyosh

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    Like Bronx...
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    I'm thinking radiator guards will be big sellers.
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    CbDude Been here awhile

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    Bummer, no 2 up seat
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    P&A has one.
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    Wveniez Been here awhile

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    Where are you getting that 2k price difference? MSRP is 3k more, plus you’ll probably pay more in dealer fees and and have less negotiation room from Harley

    That’s a 25% increase on the Scout price at minimum.
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  20. Ginger Beard

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    Standard Scout w/abs is $12,899.00. The purchase will likely come down to desired tech and performance (more power, better suspension, less weight). For those that want more, the new Sportster s is the ticket.
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