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2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S

The 2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S: The Legacy Continues

Introduced last year and showcasing a new direction for the legendary American-made Sportster, the bike is largely unchanged coming into 2022.

The Revolution Max 1250T engine is a liquid-cooled V-Twin putting out 121hp and a fat torque curve set to add a good stretch to your arms upon a full twist of the throttle. Running a reasonably fat tire both front and rear makes this the most muscular-looking Sportster.

Harley Davidson always nails the details, and on the Sportster S for me, it is the Bronze touches. One of the few models in the  2022 Harley model lineup that takes advantage of modern electronics, the Sportster S has selectable rider modes and lean-sensitive ABS and traction control.

3 color choices exist for the 2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S: Vivid Black, Mineral Green Metallic, and White Sand Pearl.

The 2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S starts at $15,499 USD / $18,499 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S in one place.

2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $15,499 USD / $18,499 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Revolution Max Engine
    • High Mount Exhaust
    • Selectable Rider Modes
    • Lean-Sensitive ABS and Traction Control

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,252 cc V-twin
  • Power: 121 HP / 90 kW @ 7500 rpm
  • Torque: 94 ft-lb (127 Nm)
  • Wet Weight: 502 lb. (228 kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.1 in. (765 mm)

2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S

2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S Specifications

From Harley-Davidson


Engine 1,252 cc V-twin, Revolution® Max 1250T
Engine Torque 94 ft-lb
Bore x Stroke 4.134 in. x 2.846 in
Compression Ratio
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter Electric
Exhaust 2-into-1-into-2; catalyst in muffler


Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive
Gear, 49/89 ratio


43 mm inverted fork with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustability. Aluminum fork triple clamps.
Linkage-mounted, piggyback monoshock with compression, rebound and hydraulic spring preload adjustability
Brakes Front
radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper
Brakes Rear  floating, single piston caliper
Front Tires
160/70R17 73V
Rear Tires
180/70R16 77V
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.1 gal


Spark Plugs
Headlight All LED headlamp
Tail Light LED


89.4 in.
5.8 in
Rake 30
59.8 in.
Ground Clearance
3.5 in.
Seat Height
28.9 in
Weight, As Shipped
487 lb.



2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S

2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S 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.

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” Round 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

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.

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