There is a new addition to Harley Davidson’s Sportster range – which sits above the Street 750, and its called the Roadster. Presently the Sportster range comprises of the Iron 883, the Forty-Eight and the 1200 Custom, with everything except the Iron sporting a 1202cc V-Twin, along with the new Roadster.
Dimensionally the Roadster is similar to the Forty-Eight, with the same wheelbase but with a higher seat height. As with most Harley power figures are a bit difficult to get by, but the torque rating for the Roadster is 10.5 kgm, higher than the Forty-Eight’s 9.8 kgm. The higher seat height is thanks to a lower rake and 43mm inverted shocks with triple clamps. Unlike the Forty-Eight, the Roadster with its chopped fenders, low handlebars, higher ride height has a less laid back look than Forty-Eight. While prices have not been announced, in other markets, the Forty-Eight and Roadster is priced the same, and therefore price will hover around the 10 lakh mark.