Model Year 2022 | Sport | Sportster® S

In Brief

Sportster® S is the first chapter of a whole new book of the Sportster saga. A legacy born in 1957 that outperformed the competition is now rebuilt to blow away the standards of today.


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Dimensions RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Length 89.4 in. (2,270 mm)  
Overall Width 33.1 in. (840 mm)  
Overall Height 42.7 in. (1,085 mm)  
Seat Height, Laden 28.9 in. (734 mm) 2
Seat Height, Laden (Low seat position)    
Seat Height, Laden (High seat position)    
Seat Height, Laden (Low seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Laden (High seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Unladen 30.1 in. (765 mm)  
Seat Height, Unladen (Low seat position)    
Seat Height, Unladen (High seat position)    
Seat Height, Unladen (Low seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Unladen (High seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Static Ground Clearance 3.5 in. (90 mm)  
Dynamic Ground Clearance (with optional suspension)    
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30  
Fork Angle (deg) 28  
Trail 5.8 in. (148 mm)  
Wheelbase 59.8 in. (1,520 mm)  
Tires, Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, radial  
Tires, Front Model GT503  
Tires, Front Specification 160/70R17 73V  
Tires, Rear Model GT503  
Tires, Rear Specification 180/70R16 77V  
Fuel Capacity 3.1 gal. (11.8 l)  
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 0.8 gal. (3 l)  
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.75 qt. (4.5 l)  
Transmission Capacity N/A  
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A  
Coolant Capacity 2.32 qt. (2.2 l)  
Weight, As Shipped 487 lb. (221 kg)  
Weight, In Running Order 502 lb. (228 kg)  
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 922 lb. (418 kg)  
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 359 lb. (163 kg)  
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 595 lb. (270 kg)  
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A  


Engine RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Engine Revolution® Max 1250T  
Valves Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake & exhaust VVT; four valves per cylinder  
Bore 4.134 in. (105 mm)  
Stroke 2.846 in. (72.3 mm)  
Displacement 76.4 cu in (1,252 cc)  
Compression Ratio 12.0:1  
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) 3
Air Cleaner Downdraft intake, tuned velocity stacks, washable filter media  
Exhaust 2-into-1-into-2; catalyst in muffler  
Lubrication System Semi-Dry Sump  


Drivetrain RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Primary Drive Gear, 49/89 ratio  
Final Drive Belt, 34/80 ratio  
Clutch Mechanical, 8 plate wet, assist & slip, 1090N  
Transmission 6-speed  
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 12.21  
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 9.022  
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 6.994  
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.641  
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 4.731  
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 4.131  


Chassis RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
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  
Front Fork 43 mm inverted fork with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustability. Aluminum fork triple clamps.  
Front Fork, Optional    
Rear Shocks Linkage-mounted, piggyback monoshock with compression, rebound and hydraulic spring preload adjustability  
Rear Shocks, Optional    
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A 4
Wheels, Front Type Aluminum cast, satin black 4
Wheels, Front Width 4.5 in. (114 mm)  
Wheels, Front Height 17 in. (432 mm)  
Wheels, Rear Type Aluminum cast, satin black 4
Wheels, Rear Width 5 in. (127 mm)  
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)  
Brakes, Caliper Type Front: radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper Rear: floating, single piston caliper  
Brakes, Rotor Type Front: single rotor, floating, tower- mounted Rear: solid uniform expansion rotor  
Brakes, Front Diameter 12.6 in. (320 mm)  
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (6 mm)  
Brakes, Front is dual No  
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.2 in. (260 mm)  
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)  
Front brake lever free travel N/A  
Rear brake pedal free travel N/A  
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard  
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (92 mm)  
Suspension Travel, Rear 2 in. (51 mm)  


Performance RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349  
Engine Torque 94 ft-lb (127 Nm) 5
Engine Torque (rpm) 6,000  
Power (Hp/kW) 121 HP / 90 kW @ 7500 rpm  
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168  
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 34  
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 34  
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A  
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy  
Fuel Economy 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) 6
CO₂ Emissions Testing Method N/A  
CO₂ Emissions N/A  


Electric RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F  
Charging Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)  
Starting 0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement  
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting  
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop All LED Tail/Stop lamp with signature tail lighting  
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED Bullet Turn Signals  
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED Bullet Turn Signals  
Gauges 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 - phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)  
Auxiliary Lamps N/A  
Electric Power Outlet USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp  
GPS System N/A  
Reverse Gear N/A  


Warranty And Service RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage) 7
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter 8



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  2. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  3. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  4. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
  5. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  6. The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
  7. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  8. Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.
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