2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster Review

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster

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A STREET EATING MACHINE WITH TUCKED IN, FAST BACK STYLE AND CORNER CRANKING TORQUE.

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster: 

Roadster comes as a performance package with its 1200cc Evolution® engine, 43mm inverted front forks, dual disc brakes, adjustable rear suspension and a speedo with tach. You get a chopped rear mudguard to complement its iconic tank. The riding position is aggressive yet comfortable, thanks to the two-up seat, mid-mount controls, lowered bars and 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The new Roadster™ motorcycle combines stoplight-to-stoplight power, agility and garage-built custom style to shatter every mold.

 

Harley-Davidson Sportster Story

Thriving on street-bred and track-based racing performance since being introduced in 1957, the nimble, fun-to-ride Sportster® family of motorcycles is an American legend. With its lightweight narrow profile, aggressive riding position, and a variety of styles from the Dark Custom motorcycle look of the Iron 883™ to the race stripe graphic and new attitude of the 1200 Custom, the Sportster® motorcycle appeals to a wide variety of riders.

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

1200 cc Air-Cooled Evolution® Engine

 

An iconic V-Twin engine that is renowned for its massive low-end torque and soul-satisfying sound. Lightweight aluminum heads and cylinders improve air-cooling efficiency.

 

Blacked-Out Styling

There’s plenty of black to bring a dark edge to the garage-built look of the Roadster™ motorcycle. The mirrors, belt guard and headlamp are black. The oval air cleaner has a black insert. There are slotted black exhaust shields and a blacked-out powertrain.

 

Slammed Handlebars and New Gauge

You get the performance look and feel of slammed handlebars that put you in an aggressive riding position. And the gauge includes a speedometer and tach so you can keep track of what’s going on in your power plant.

 

43mm Front Suspension with Inverted Forks

The 43 mm front suspension with inverted forks features cartridge damping and the brawny look of massive new triple clamps. They’ll keep your rubber on the road when the pavement gets rough.

 

Dual Disc Front Brakes with Floating Rotors

Dual disc front brakes with floating rotors so you can be more confident in your stopping with all that muscle behind you.

 

Aggressive and Comfortable Two-Up Seat

The optimal combination of comfort and custom style. It’s a low profile, two-up seat with a nice, deep scoop to keep you firmly planted under acceleration, and it puts you just 29.5 inches off the ground for a low center of gravity and confident handling.

 

Light-Weight Offset Split 5-Spoke Wheels

19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels that give the bike a custom look, easy-steering and a better power to weight ratio.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11299 to 11849 
USD

Pricing6

  • Vivid Black $11,299
  • Color $11,649
  • Two-Tone $11,849

Engine

  • Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
  • Bore 3.5 in.
  • Stroke 3.8 in.
  • Displacement 73.4 cu in
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with chrome tapered mufflers with laser cut black heat shields

Dimensions

  • Length 86 in.
  • Seat Height, Laden 7 29.5 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen 30.9 in.
  • Ground Clearance 5.9 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 28.9
  • Trail 5.5 in.
  • Wheelbase 59.3 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification 120/70R19 M/C
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/70R18 M/C
  • Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped 551 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order 571 lb.

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 76 ft-lb
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 30.8
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31.1
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 48 mpg

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 9 Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engie diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional) and ABS (optional)
  • Gauges Dual Gauge – 4 “Digital Speedometer / Analog Tachometer
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ 12999 to 13649 CDN

Pricing

  • Vivid Black $ 12,999
  • Color $ 13,399
  • Two-Tone $ 13,649

Dimensions

  • Length 2,185 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 785 mm
  • Ground Clearance 150 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 28.9
  • Trail 140 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,505 mm
  • Tires, Front Specification 120/70R19 M/C
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/70R18 M/C
  • Fuel Capacity 12.5 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 250 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 259 kg

Engine

  • Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution™
  • Bore 88.9 mm
  • Stroke 96.8 mm
  • Displacement 1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with chrome tapered mufflers with laser cut black heat shields

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 103 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 30.8
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31.1
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 4.9 l/100 km

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional) and ABS (optional)
  • Gauges Dual Gauge – 4 “Digital Speedometer / Analog Tachometer
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Roadster – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 10195 to 10745 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Pricing5

  • Vivid Black £10,195
  • Color £10,445
  • Two-Tone £10,745

Engine

  • Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™
  • Bore 88.9 mm
  • Stroke 96.8 mm
  • Displacement 1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10:1
  • Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with chrome tapered mufflers with laser cut black heat shields

Dimensions

  • Length 2,185 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 785 mm
  • Ground Clearance 150 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 28.9
  • Trail 140 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,505 mm
  • Tyres, Front Specification 120/70R19 M/C
  • Tyres, Rear Specification 150/70R18 M/C
  • Fuel Capacity 12.5 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 250 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 259 kg

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Engine Torque 3 96 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 4,000
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 30.8
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31.1
  • Fuel Economy Testing Method EU 134/2014
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated Hwy/City 5.2 l/100 km
  • CO2 Emissions Testing Method EU 134/2014
  • CO2 Emissions 120 g/km

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 7 Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type Black Offset, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6 High-beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)
  • Gauges Dual Gauge – 4 “Digital Speedometer / Analog Tachometer
  • 1. Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
  • 2. Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
  • 6. Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
  • 7. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

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