2024 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S Review | Engine Specs & Technology

Built with speed, agility, and smarts, the 2024 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S carries the legendary Sportster nameplate forward with pride. Carefully designed around the Revolution® Max 1250T engine as a structural part of the motorcycle’s chassis, the Sportster S is lightweight yet powerful. A full selection of rider safety enhancements, standard LED lighting, and an all-in-one display complete the offerings on this iconic motorcycle. Learn more about the authentic performance, modern innovations, and lightweight design with this 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S review created by the team at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson.

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2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S riding by the water

2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Engine Specs & Powertrain

Impressive performance has been a hallmark of the Harley-Davidson Sportster bike since its inception in 1957; today’s 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S delivers stunning power and quickness through its Revolution Max 1250T engine. Incorporated as a structural component of the chassis, this liquid-cooled engine churns out 121 horsepower and 93 pound-feet of torque. Adapt the power output and handling of your sport bike using three pre-programmed ride modes — sport, road, and rain modes — or create your own preferred ride experience with custom mode.

Along the right rear of the bike, you get 304-Series 2-into-1-into-2 stainless steel pipes with looks and performance inspired by H-D® flat-track racing. Fed from a 3.1-gallon fuel tank, the Sportster S offers a 49 MPG combined fuel economy rating.

See the engine specs for the Sportster S in the following chart.

Engine Revolution Max 1250T
Engine Bore 4.134 in.
Displacement 76.4 cu.-in.
Horsepower 121 HP
Torque 93 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 6,000 RPM
MPG 49 combined MPG

2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Safety & Technology

The central point of your technology on the 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S is its 4-inch round display fitted above the front forks of the bike. Here, you interact with your selectable ride modes; view key gauge readouts like the speedometer, odometer, fuel level, clock, and trip; and see the navigation directions for your ride. The screen is Bluetooth® capable with access to phone calls, music, and navigation via the H-D app. A 5-volt, 3-amp USB port is included for charging and instrument updates. Cruise control is standard.

Lighting the road and providing excellent all-around visibility, the Sportster S features a wide all-LED headlamp, all-LED rear lighting, and LED blinkers. Anti-lock brakes are standard on the Sportster S. In addition to confident stopping and visibility, the Sportster S supports every ride with an extensive collection of rider safety features, including drag-torque slip control to help control the rear wheel and several enhanced systems for strong cornering ability.

Standard rider safety enhancements include:

  • Traction control system
  • Drag-torque slip control system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Wheel lift mitigation
  • Cornering enhanced anti-lock brake system
  • Cornering enhanced traction control system
  • Cornering drag-torque slip control system
  • Enhanced lift mitigation
2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S engine detail
Two 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S riding head on

2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Dimensions

Built lean and low — for speed and fantastic handling — the 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S is set up for an unashamedly fun ride. The bike is built to support a forward riding position with forward foot controls. Weighing in at just over 500 pounds in running order and with just 3.5 inches of ground clearance, the Sportster S is designed with a low center of gravity for nimble handling.

See the key dimensions for the Sportster S in the accompanying table.

Length 89.4 in.
Wheelbase 59.8 in.
Rake 30 deg.
Trail 5.8 in.
Laden Seat Height 28.9 in.
Ground Clearance 3.5 in.
Weight (As Shipped / In Running Order) 487 / 502 lbs.

2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Pricing

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S starts at $16,999 MSRP* in Billiard Gray with blacked-out trim. Any of the optional colors — Vivid Black, Red Rock, or Sharkskin Blue — are an additional cost.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S taking a turn
Two 2024 Harley-Davidson Sportster S side view on bridge

2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S Review | Branford, CT

Featuring a modern ride and a deep heritage, the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S is built for exciting cruises and catching second glances at stoplights and around city streets. This sport bike features a low and agile ride and an adrenaline-inducing Revolution Max 1250T engine — plus today’s tech for a fully connected ride. Learn more about the key features, performance, dimensions, and specs using this 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S review created by the motorcycle pros at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson.

Once you’ve read about the Sportster S, the best way to get to know the bike is to ride one. Browse our selection of new Sportster S motorcycles for sale in Branford, CT, and set up a ride. If you have a current bike to trade, see what it’s worth with our trade-in tool.

For more information about a particular bike, contact our team online or by calling us at (203) 315-4759.

2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Engine Specs & Powertrain

The Revolution Max 1250T engine on the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S does more than power the bike — it's the core of the bike, with the frame components bolted to it instead of the engine riding in a more traditional frame. The result? Less weight, which leads to more precise, agile handling. Fed by a 3.1 gallon fuel tank, the Revolution Max engine is liquid cooled and features variable valve timing and a double overhead camshaft design — a combination that delivers 121 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque.

Customize the settings for your braking, engine braking, power delivery, and traction controls three pre-programmed ride modes — sport, road, and rain — or optimize the bike for the conditions at hand with a custom ride mode.

See the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S engine specs in the accompanying table.

Engine Revolution Max 1250T
Engine Bore 4.134 in.
Displacement 76.4 cu.-in.
Horsepower 121 HP
Horsepower RPM 7,500 RPM
Torque 94 lb.-ft.
Torque RPM 6,000 RPM
Fuel Economy 49 MPG combined

2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Safety & Technology

All your bike information — from your digital gauges, to the ride modes, cruise control, and turn-by-turn navigation, phone calls, and music through the Harley-Davidson app — is displayed on the 4-inch round TFT LCD display and controlled via buttons on either handlebar’s grip. Hands-free phone capabilities come standard with Bluetooth® as well.

While you’re on the road, the Sportster S lights up the road and helps keep you visible with LED headlamps, rear lights, and bullet turn signals. The tailpipes are specifically oriented to help deflect heat away from your legs.

Other standard safety, control, and braking features include:

  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Traction control system
  • Drag-torque slip control system
  • Wheel lift mitigation
  • Cornering enhanced anti lock braking system
  • Cornering enhanced traction control settings
  • Cornering drag-torque slip control system
  • Enhanced lift mitigation

2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Dimensions

Own the road with the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S. The sport bike features a more forward riding position customary with sport bikes, but forward foot control positions for a comfortable ride. Because of its low stance, ultra rigid chassis, and low center of gravity, this light bike is agile, quick, and a blast to ride.

See the accompanying chart for key Sportster S dimensions.

Length 89.4 in.
Wheelbase 59.8 in.
Laden Seat Height 28.9 in.
Ground Clearance 3.5 in.
Weight (as shipped/running order) 487 lbs. / 502 lbs.
Rake 30 degrees
Trail 5.8 in.

2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Pricing

The 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S starts at $16,399* MSRP in Vivid Black.

*Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

If you’re shopping for a new or new-to-you Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Freedom Road Harley-Davidson is the place to start your search. We carry a wide range of options, including the 2023 Sportster S for sale at our dealership in Branford, CT. Browse our new inventory to find the model you like, then set up a ride during our store hours. Have a question? Talk it over with one of our bike pros online or by calling us at (203) 315-4759.

2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S for Sale - Branford, CT

The 2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S is the rebirth of an icon in a new and more powerful form. The Sportster name has meant power and performance since 1957, and the 2022 Sportster S is engineered to reach new heights of both. With a new, more powerful engine, chassis and suspension built for action, and riveting style with a sense of swagger, the Sportster S is truly a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

The Sportster S is available for sale at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson in Branford, CT. Supplies are limited and demand is high, so contact us online or at (203) 315-4759 to request more information or reserve your Sportster S today. You can also book a test ride on our website and really get to know this outstanding bike.

2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S What’s New for 2022?

The most noticeable feature of the new 2022 H-D® Sportster S is its Revolution® Max 1250T engine, with pulse-racing power and aggressive, sport bike handling. But the new features don’t stop there. The bike has been completely restyled, with a muscular appearance and custom touches that will stop onlookers in their tracks. It also features an array of modern tech built into a retro-inspired 4-inch round touchscreen display. You’ll find digital gauges and indicators, built-in navigation, mode control, and Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity. The starting MSRP for this in-demand motorcycle is $15,499*.

*The advertised price is based on MSRP of $15,499 for a stock 2022 Sportster S model in black, excluding tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories and additional dealer charges, if any.

2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Performance

The heart of the 2022 Sportster S is its new Revolution Max 1250T engine. This burly liquid-cooled power plant, boasting 121 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque, is built for snappy acceleration and consistent power delivery across a wide midrange. It’s also a central component of the motorcycle’s chassis, with major frame elements bolted directly to the engine to save weight and stiffen the structure. The adjustable short-travel Showa suspension and Brembo® brakes are built for performance, while the wide Dunlop GT503 tires were created especially for the new Sportster S.

You’ll also find modern technology designed to enhance the performance of the Sportster S. Choose from three selectable ride modes — Sport, Road, and Rain — plus two extra available customizable modes. Safety systems like the cornering enhanced anti-lock braking system and cornering enhanced traction control system help the tires grip slippery or uneven surfaces and enhance control through turns. Cruise control is standard for longer trips.

2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Color Options

The H-D Sportster S will stand out wherever you go. With its prominent high-mount stainless steel-trimmed exhaust along with the chocolate satin finish on the V-Twin, this bike is the apex of street cred cool. Choose one of three striking colors for your Sportster S:

  • Vivid Black
  • White Sand Pearl
  • Mineral Green Metallic

2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Dimensions

The 2022 Sportster S is a commanding presence on the road. But despite its solid appearance and stable design, weight savings mean that it’s a lighter-weight bike than older Sportster models — and that weight savings goes into extra speed and agility. Sportster S dimensions can be found in this chart:

Length 89.4 in.
Wheelbase 59.8 in.
Seat Height 28.9 in.
Ground Clearance 3.5 in.
Weight 502 lbs.

2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Riding Profile

The 2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S riding profile betrays that, while it’s built to go head-to-head with the best sport bikes out there, it’s designed to be comfortable to ride too. You’ll find a typical Harley rider triangle, with an upright, relaxed riding position, footpegs set forward, and wide, low-set handlebars. The laden seat height is 28.9 inches, providing a low profile and improved stability at low speeds and stops. If you’re looking for more of a racing experience, a mid-control conversion kit is available with foot pegs and controls moved rearward to a mid-position on the bike.

Visit Freedom Road Harley-Davidson for a Test Ride

Come on out to Freedom Road Harley-Davidson and take the Sportster S for a test ride. We’re located just minutes off of Interstate 95 in Branford, CT — use our map and hours to plan your visit. Call or text a member of the team here at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson at (203) 315-4759 for more information about a particular Sportster S or any bike from our available inventory.

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