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2009 Harley Davidson Sportster Range

Updates Include Re-tuned Suspension and New Front Fenders

The evolution of Harley-Davidson continues for 2009, as Sportster XL models roll into the new year on re-tuned suspension. Seven Sportster models retain the raw, soulful styling that represents the uninhibited essence of motorcycling. Responsive handling, the flat torque delivery and distinctive sound of an American V-Twin engine, and classic styling cues make Harley-Davidson Sportster a motorcycle family that just keeps getting better.

When it debuted in 1957, the original Sportster projected a tough and rebellious attitude that was born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of that era. That spirit lingers in every new Sportster model, from the retro-bobber Nightster to the glittering chrome of the long 1200 Custom.

All Sportster models are powered by the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Evolution V-twin powertrain, rubber-mounted in the frame to reduce vibration and tuned to deliver a flat torque curve for responsive performance. Among the most-affordable of Harley-Davidson models, Sportster motorcycles offer a low, comfortable seat, smooth clutch effort, and a durable carbon fibre reinforced final drive belt.

New on Sportster for 2009

  • Enhanced Suspension: The suspension is upgraded on the 883 Custom, 1200 Low and 1200 Custom. Springs and dampening rates have been recalibrated and new damping devices were installed to provide superior ride quality.
  • New Front Fenders: All Sportster models get a new low-profile front fender that hugs the tyre for a streamlined, custom look.
  • New Rear Wheel on Custom models: The Sportster 883 Custom and 1200 Custom models receive new rear wheels that weigh less whilst maintaining stiffness and durability. The lighter wheel improves ride quality by reducing unsprung weight. The 1200 Custom has a new chrome cast aluminium slotted disc rear wheel, while the 883 Custom has a silver cast aluminium solid disc rear wheel.