2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster

A café-styled Sportster ready for the urban roads or canyon twisties.

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The 2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster is a blend of the company’s performance-oriented past and the modern-day custom scene, right down to the 1,200cc Evolution powerplant, chopped rear fender, emblematic peanut-shaped fuel tank. Rolling on a 19-inch front and a 18-inch rear wheel and touted with café styling, this Sportster is a fit for the urban rider. MSRP starts at $11,499.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Cycle World contributor Joseph Gustafson took his first ride aboard the Harley-Davidson Roadster in 2016, noting that the platform is a potent and enticing platform. “Should you buy it? If you are looking for the best-handling new Sportster, then you should get it. At $11,200 [2016 price] it's a relative bargain in the Sportster lineup considering the extra braking power and improved suspension, plus you get those striking split-five-spoke cast wheels.”

The Roadster’s competition includes the Triumph Thruxton R, BMW R nineT, and Yamaha XSR900. CW put all four of these head to head in a 2016 comparison.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster Updates For 2020

For 2020, Harley-Davidson Roadster’s iconic tank gets a fresh set of graphics: Vivid Black, Black Denim, Stone Washed White Pearl, and Performance Orange.

2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster Claimed Specifications

Price $11,499
Engine Air-cooled Evolution V-twin
Displacement 1,200cc
Bore x Stroke 88.9 x 96.8mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque 76.0 lb.-ft. @ 3,750 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 30.9 in.
Rake 28.9°
Trail 5.5 in.
Front Suspension 43mm inverted fork, nonadjustable; 4.5-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 3.2-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70R-19
Rear Tire 150/70R-18
Wheelbase 59.3 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 571 lb.