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2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster® S
2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster® S

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Sportster® S
Sportster® S
Model Code
RH1250S
RH1250S
Color
Midnight Crimson
Midnight Crimson

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

ABS

Front - 12.6 x 0.2 in. (320 x 6 mm) Diameter x Thickness; Rotor - single rotor, floating, tower- mounted; Caliper - radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper

Rear - 10.2 x 0.2 in. (260x 5 mm) Diameter x Thickness; Rotor - solid uniform expansion rotor; Caliper - floating, single piston caliper

ABS

Front - 12.6 x 0.2 in. (320 x 6 mm) Diameter x Thickness; Rotor - single rotor, floating, tower- mounted; Caliper - radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper

Rear - 10.2 x 0.2 in. (260x 5 mm) Diameter x Thickness; Rotor - solid uniform expansion rotor; Caliper - floating, single piston caliper

Wheels

Aluminum cast4

Front - 4.5 x 17 in. (114 x 432 mm)

Rear - 5 x 16 in. (127 x 406 mm)

Aluminum cast4

Front - 4.5 x 17 in. (114 x 432 mm)

Rear - 5 x 16 in. (127 x 406 mm)

Wheel Colors
Satin Black
Satin Black
Tires

Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, radial GT503

Front - 160/70TR17 73V

Rear - 180/70R16 77V

Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, radial GT503

Front - 160/70TR17 73V

Rear - 180/70R16 77V

Dimensions

Length
89.2 in. (2,265 mm)
89.2 in. (2,265 mm)
Height
Overall - 42.9 in. (1,089 mm)
Overall - 42.9 in. (1,089 mm)
Width
Overall - 33.2 in. (843 mm)
Overall - 33.2 in. (843 mm)
Weight

As shipped - 486 lb. (220 kg)

In Running Order - 502 lb. (228 kg)

As shipped - 486 lb. (220 kg)

In Running Order - 502 lb. (228 kg)

Ground Clearance

4.1 in. (103 mm)

Right lean angle - 34°

Left lean angle - 34°

4.1 in. (103 mm)

Right lean angle - 34°

Left lean angle - 34°

Wheelbase
59.8 in. (1,518 mm)
59.8 in. (1,518 mm)
Seat Height

Laden - 28.9 in. (734 mm)2

Unladen - 29.6 in. (753 mm)

Laden - 28.9 in. (734 mm)2

Unladen - 29.6 in. (753 mm)

Max Weight Capacity

GVWR - 922 lb. (418 kg)

Front GAWR - 359 lb. (163 kg)

Rear GAWR - 595 lb. (270 kg)

GVWR - 922 lb. (418 kg)

Front GAWR - 359 lb. (163 kg)

Rear GAWR - 595 lb. (270 kg)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-Speed
6-Speed
Primary Drive
Gear, 49/89 ratio
Gear, 49/89 ratio
Final Drive
Belt, 80/34 ratio
Belt, 80/34 ratio

Electrical

Battery

Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery

Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)

Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery

Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)

Battery Capacity
12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F
12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F
Instrumentation

4 inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert, side stand down alert, TIP over alert, cruise, range and tachometer indication BT capable

Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS) - TPMS, Engine temp, Battery Voltage, Ambient Air Temp

4 inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert, side stand down alert, TIP over alert, cruise, range and tachometer indication BT capable

Vehicle Information Screen (Air temperature, oil pressure and EITMS) - TPMS, Engine temp, Battery Voltage, Ambient Air Temp

Lighting

All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting

All LED Tail/Stop lamp with signature tail lighting

Front / Rear LED Bullet Turn Signals

All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting

All LED Tail/Stop lamp with signature tail lighting

Front / Rear LED Bullet Turn Signals

Advanced Electronics

Phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)

Rider / Passenger intercom - headset function only

Headset Specifications - Bluetooth

Hands-free Mobile Phone - via Bluetooth

Text to speech and voice recognition languages for phone functions, tuner, media and navigation are phone dependent.

Electric power outlet - USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp

USB - Charging and Instrument update, USB-C, 5V, 3A

Phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)

Rider / Passenger intercom - headset function only

Headset Specifications - Bluetooth

Hands-free Mobile Phone - via Bluetooth

Text to speech and voice recognition languages for phone functions, tuner, media and navigation are phone dependent.

Electric power outlet - USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp

USB - Charging and Instrument update, USB-C, 5V, 3A

Engine

Engine
Revolution® Max 1250T - Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake & exhaust VVT; four valves per cylinder
Revolution® Max 1250T - Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake & exhaust VVT; four valves per cylinder
Horsepower
121 hp (90 kW) @ 7500 rpm
121 hp (90 kW) @ 7500 rpm
Displacement
1,252 cc (76.4 cu. in.)
1,252 cc (76.4 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke
4.13 x 2.85 in. (105 x 72.3 mm)
4.13 x 2.85 in. (105 x 72.3 mm)
Torque

94 ft-lb (127 Nm) 5@ 6,000 rpm

Testing Method - J1349

94 ft-lb (127 Nm) 5@ 6,000 rpm

Testing Method - J1349

Compression Ratio
12.0:1
12.0:1
Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 12.21

2nd - 9.022

3rd - 6.994

4th - 5.641

5th - 4.731

6th - 4.131

Overall

1st - 12.21

2nd - 9.022

3rd - 6.994

4th - 5.641

5th - 4.731

6th - 4.131

Clutch
Mechanical, 8 plate wet, assist & slip, 1090N
Mechanical, 8 plate wet, assist & slip, 1090N
Fuel System
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)3
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)3
Exhaust
2-into-1-into-2; catalyst in muffler
2-into-1-into-2; catalyst in muffler
Starting
0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement
0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement
Lubrication
Semi-dry sump
Semi-dry sump
Fuel Capacity
3.1 gal. (11.8 l); reserve (warning light) - 0.8 gal. (3 l)
3.1 gal. (11.8 l); reserve (warning light) - 0.8 gal. (3 l)
Oil Capacity
With filter - 4.75 qt. (4.5 l)
With filter - 4.75 qt. (4.5 l)
MPG Rating
Estimated City / Hwy - 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km)6
Estimated City / Hwy - 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km)6

Operational

Frame

Stressed-member, high strength low alloy steel trellis frame; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged mid-structure

Swingarm - high strength low alloy steel, tubular sections, stamped x-member, forged axle junctions; MIG welded

Stressed-member, high strength low alloy steel trellis frame; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged mid-structure

Swingarm - high strength low alloy steel, tubular sections, stamped x-member, forged axle junctions; MIG welded

Front Suspension

Fork with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustability

Travel - 3.6 in. (92 mm)

Fork with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustability

Travel - 3.6 in. (92 mm)

Rear Suspension

Shock - linkage-mounted, piggyback monoshock with compression, rebound and hydraulic spring preload adjustability.

Travel - 2 in. (51 mm)

Shock - linkage-mounted, piggyback monoshock with compression, rebound and hydraulic spring preload adjustability.

Travel - 2 in. (51 mm)

Rake
30°
30°
Trail
5.8 in. (148 mm)
5.8 in. (148 mm)
Fork

43 mm inverted; aluminum fork triple clamps.

Angle - 28°

43 mm inverted; aluminum fork triple clamps.

Angle - 28°

Other

Additional Colors

Vivid Black7, 11

Stone Washed White Pearl11

Midnight Crimson11

MSRP Custom Color8

Vivid Black7, 11

Stone Washed White Pearl11

Midnight Crimson11

MSRP Custom Color8

Includes
Security System - Standard9, traction control and cruise control.
Security System - Standard9, traction control and cruise control.

Features

Key Features

  • ALL-NEW REVOLUTION® MAX 1250T: The next chapter in a century of legendary V-Twins is here. Revolution® Max is a liquid-cooled powertrain with double overhead camshafts and variable valve timing: offering ample torque and an immediate powerband tuned to maximize rider control.
  • 2-INTO-1 HIGH MOUNT EXHAUST: Inspired by the glory days of H-D flat-track racing, the pipes are crafted from corrosion-resistant 304-series stainless steel and engineered to deflect exhaust heat away from the rider’s legs and tail section.
  • CLASSIC MEETS MODERN: 4 IN. ROUND DIGITAL DISPLAY: Everything you need to know is housed in a Bluetooth®-equipped, 4” round thin-film transistor LCD display: digital gauges, indicators, ride modes, and turn-by-turn navigation with the Harley-Davidson® app. All functions are accessed via buttons on the left- and right-hand controls.
  • CHOOSE YOUR RIDE MODE: Flick a switch and choose from 3 pre-programmed Ride Modes (Sport, Road, and Rain) or create your own custom mode — tuning your bike with a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings.
  • DUAL PURPOSE POWERTRAIN: The Revolution® Max 1250T is a structural component of the motorcycle chassis, eliminating a traditional frame — which significantly reduces overall weight and keeps handling precise. This is performance you can feel, with the center of gravity low and the chassis super rigid.

Pricing

  • California Emissions - $200

Key Features

  • ALL-NEW REVOLUTION® MAX 1250T: The next chapter in a century of legendary V-Twins is here. Revolution® Max is a liquid-cooled powertrain with double overhead camshafts and variable valve timing: offering ample torque and an immediate powerband tuned to maximize rider control.
  • 2-INTO-1 HIGH MOUNT EXHAUST: Inspired by the glory days of H-D flat-track racing, the pipes are crafted from corrosion-resistant 304-series stainless steel and engineered to deflect exhaust heat away from the rider’s legs and tail section.
  • CLASSIC MEETS MODERN: 4 IN. ROUND DIGITAL DISPLAY: Everything you need to know is housed in a Bluetooth®-equipped, 4” round thin-film transistor LCD display: digital gauges, indicators, ride modes, and turn-by-turn navigation with the Harley-Davidson® app. All functions are accessed via buttons on the left- and right-hand controls.
  • CHOOSE YOUR RIDE MODE: Flick a switch and choose from 3 pre-programmed Ride Modes (Sport, Road, and Rain) or create your own custom mode — tuning your bike with a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings.
  • DUAL PURPOSE POWERTRAIN: The Revolution® Max 1250T is a structural component of the motorcycle chassis, eliminating a traditional frame — which significantly reduces overall weight and keeps handling precise. This is performance you can feel, with the center of gravity low and the chassis super rigid.

Pricing

  • California Emissions - $200