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2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S puts the 'sports' back in Sportster

Harley appears to have a real rival for Indian's awesome FTR1200 on its hands here.

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Kyle Hyatt

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2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S

Harley's Sportster S takes the classic Sportster formula and adds a ton of power.

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It uses the Pan America's Revolution Max 1250 engine, now tuned down to 121 horsepower.

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It also uses high-zoot Showa suspension and a big Brembo brake.

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The end result is something that should ride just as nice as it looks.

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That's good because it looks pretty damn good.

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The high-mounted exhaust calls back to Harley's legendary XR750 flat-track bike.

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The big tires and single seat also offer a statement of intent.

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The single 4-inch TFT gauge is feature-packed.

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There is also a lot of rider-aid technology like lean-sensitive ABS and traction control.

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The Sportster S is set to hit dealers this fall with a price tag of $14,999.

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