From powering Evel Knievel’s stunt jumps in the mid-1970s to being seen all over public roadways in the Dallas and Lubbock areas, the Harley Davidson Sportster® lineup makes for a fun and thrilling ride.
As one of the older street model series in the Harley-Davidson franchise, it’s performance and design looks back to its roots while offering modern excitement. For a comprehensive guide on the model lineup, continue reading the overview below from Twisted Cycles:
Harley-Davidson Sportster® Models
|Iron 883 and Iron 1200
||2009 – Current
||2007 - 2020
|Forty-Eight and Forty-Eight Special
||2010 – Current
2018 (Special) - Current
|XR 1200 & 1200X
||2008 - 2013
|Roadster||2016 - Current|
|Sportster||1957 - Current|
Over the course of its history, Harley-Davidson Sportster models have only received incremental changes. One such addition was via the Project Rushmore Program, which added improved suspension, keyless ignition, and a better braking system. As of the past few decades, the Sporter name has expanded and contracted to the above-mentioned models. While the Nightster was discontinued in 2020, it served as the inspiration to the Iron 883 and 1200 series. Said models are now a great entry-level motorcycle for new riders. The Forty-Eight renditions pay homage to Harley-Davidson’s 1948 model with a smaller look for an exciting ride in short spurts.
For the most part, the Harley Davidson Sportster® lineup has been relatively untouched when it comes to its overall look and design. When it comes to affordability, this means the model is one of the most common street models on the market. Because of all this, it is one of the easier models to maintain yourself or through a service technician with the vast amount of parts around. Plus, its commonality and low-riding nature make it a great first motorcycle to ride as well as a fantastic base to customize and tinker with.
With a long and relatively unchanged history, the Harley-Davidson Sportster® model is the ideal first bike for those in the Dallas or Lubbock areas. You can find models available in your area by stopping into Twisted Cycles. As a Buy Here, Pay Here dealership, we’ll work with you on a price that fits your budget while also connecting you to a family of fellow riders.