Harley Davidson Launches New Bikes In India: 2023 Models Start At Rs 17.49 Lakh (Check Variants, Features & More)

Shreya Bose

Shreya Bose

Apr 08, 2023

Harley-Davidson has launched its 2023 model line-up in India, along with the 120th Anniversary editions of the Softail and Touring models.

Harley Davidson Launches New Bikes In India: 2023 Models Start At Rs 17.49 Lakh (Check Variants, Features & More)

Sportster range

The new Sportster range, which includes the Nightster, Nightster Special and Sportster S are priced at Rs 17.49 lakh, Rs 18.29 lakh and Rs 18.79 (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.

The new range is mechanically identical to the predecessors.

Sportster S can be purchased in midnight crimson, white sand pearl, mineral green metallic, vivid black and stone-washed white pearl.

Sportster S Design

The styling remains unaltered and the 2023 Sportster S continues to feature a distinctive styling that comprises a single-pod headlight, a compact fuel tank, a single-pod instrument cluster, a flat handlebar, a rider-only saddle, a twin-pod exhaust, and fat-profile tyres. 

The company says that the exhaust is made from corrosion-resistant 304-series stainless steel.

On the mechanics front, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S retains the 1,252cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine.

Sportster S Engine

Linked to a six-speed gearbox, this motor is tuned to deliver a maximum output of 120.6bhp at 7,500rpm and a peak torque of 125Nm at 6,000rpm. 

The claimed fuel economy from this engine stands at 5.1-litre/100km (19.60kmpl).

The comprehensive feature list of the 2023 Sportster S comprises full-LED lighting, a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display that works with a dedicated smartphone application, a USB charger, and a plethora of rider aids. 

These include ABS with a cornering function, lean-sensitive traction control system, cornering drag-torque slip control system, and wheel lift mitigation function.

Other key mechanical features

Suspension is taken care of by 43mm upside-down front forks and a rear monoshock.

The front forks and rear monoshock are adjustable for compression, rebound, and preload.

The braking tasks are handled by a single disc with a four-piston calliper at the front and a single rotor with a single-piston calliper at the back.


The Nightster Special gets a front cowl, a passenger seat and a footrest as standard.

This edition comes with a 975cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 88.5bhp at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 95Nm at 5,750 rpm.

According to the manufacturer, the vehicles will provide a mileage of 18 kmpl.

Coming to the hardware, the motorcycle features a front fork, twin rear springs and single discs on both front and rear wheels.

On the safety front, the range consists of traction control, ABS and multiple riding modes including road, rain, sport, and custom.

The basic model is available in two colours – Vivid black and redline red. 

The Special model comes in four colours – Vivid black, black denim, bright billiard blue, and industrial yellow.

The Vivid Black colour is the most affordable option on the list, with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 18.79 lakh.

Meanwhile, the rest of the colour options retail at a premium of Rs. 14,000 more than the Vivid Black paint.


The Softail range includes the Fat Bob 114 which was previously priced at Rs 20.49 lakh, is now available for Rs 24.49 lakh.

However, it does not come with an anniversary paint scheme. 

Still, if the customer demands it, the firm will charge an additional Rs 1.5 lakh for the same.

The Heritage Classic costs Rs 26.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Interested customers who want a special 120th Anniversary edition colour, have to spend an extra Rs 1.5 lakh.

Touring models – Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special are the costliest of the company’s India line-up

Touring range

The American bike makers Touring range comprises two models: Street Glide Special priced at Rs 37.49 lakh and the Road Glide Special which costs Rs 40.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Those interested in the Anniversary edition will have to shell out Rs 2.5-3 lakh more.

Harley-Davidson has also updated its Pan America 1250 Special ADV for the 2023 model year. 

The bike has been priced at Rs 24.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

For an additional Rs 1 lakh, customers can get their bikes fitted with wire spoke wheels shod with tubeless tyres.


Shreya Bose
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