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2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S

The 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S: Born To Perform

The 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S comes into 2023 largely unchanged. Part of the Sport section of HD’s 2023 lineup, the Sportster S is the choice if you need your arms stretched or some corners shredded.

The Revolution Max 1250T engine is a liquid-cooled V-Twin putting out 121hp, and making melodious noise through the high-mounted exhaust. Everything about the Sportster S design lets riders know that this Harley is serious about performance.

The Sportster S comes equipped with all the latest technology, including a digital dashboard that provides riders with real-time information on their speed, RPMs, and fuel levels. It also features LED lighting, selectable rider modes, and lean-sensitive ABS and traction control.

And you thought American iron was only fun in straight lines?

3 color choices exist for the 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S: Vivid Black, Gray Haze, Bright Billiard Blue, and White Sand Pearl.

The 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S starts at $16,399 USD / $19,499 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S in one place.

2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $16,399 USD / $19,499 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)

2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S

2023 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
Color Vivid Black, White Sand Pearl,Gray Haze, Bright Billiard Blue


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.



2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S

2023 Harley Davidson Sportster S Features


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.


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.


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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