Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® is a leading H-D® dealership serving Brandon Tampa Lakeland Wesley Chapel and the surrounding areas, and we’re delighted to announce that we now have the entire 2022 H-D® lineup available to test ride and purchase. Our dealership can also assist with a motorcycle loan, insurance, learning to ride, gear, accessories and much more. We have an amazing selection of new motorcycles, and as mentioned, that includes the new models, such as the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S. The Sportster® S is a complete redesign of a beloved and iconic motorcycle that has been around since the mid-1950s. Over the years, the focus of the Sportster® shifted from sport to heritage. The goal with the Sportster® S is to provide riders with a motorcycle that really lives up to the name, and that is why we think you should test ride the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S as soon as you can!
Introducing the Sportster® S
When the Sportster® was originally introduced in 1957, the reason for its name was clear. This was an American motorcycle that left its European counterparts in the dust. In the decades that followed, that changed. The Sportster® became an iconic vehicle, and the emphasis became about H-D® heritage rather than performance and speed. Not that that’s anything wrong with that, of course, but it would be nice if there was a Sportster® designed with that original intent, and that is where the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S comes into play. If you’re expecting a traditional Sportster®, this is not it. Think of this as a Sportster® if it had been originally designed in 2022 rather than 1957.
Updates for the 2022 Model Year
The Sportster® is a completely new model for the 2022 model year, and that is a great reason to schedule a Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® test ride, which you can do as soon as today. This is a modern sports bike designed with Harley-Davidson® sensibilities, and if you have no preconceptions about what a Sportster® should be, then that may be all the sales pitch you need. If you do have expectations when it comes to the Sportster®, then you should know that the Sportster® S is radically different. It boasts a liquid-cooled powertrain that features variable valve timing and double overhead camshafts. The front tire is wider than you may expect, and the S puts you into much more of a forward riding position. You’ll find rider-selectable modes—Sport, Road and Rain—custom modes, cornering-enhanced ABS and traction control, a drag-torque slip control system and many other rider-assistance technologies.
This Is the Right Bike For
If you’re expecting a traditional Sportster® and perhaps don’t like the idea of this redesign, we encourage you to test ride the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S and experience it in action. If that still doesn’t change your mind, you’ll be pleased to learn that a more traditional Sportster® is on the way. But more on that later… In the meantime, this is an amazing motorcycle for enthusiasts who want speed and performance but in a package that is distinctly Harley-Davidson®. Riding characteristics include a low profile, a stretched riding position and forward foot controls. You should also know that there is a mid-control setup available as well. If you may be interested in that equipment, you should let us know as we can schedule a Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® test ride with that particular configuration.
Personalizing Your Sportster® S
Our Harley-Davidson® dealership serving Brandon Tampa Lakeland Wesley Chapel offers the Sportster® S in three designs. As you may expect, Vivid Black is the standard color scheme. There are also two premium schemes to choose: White Sand Pearl and Mineral Green Metallic. All three designs feature a blacked-out aesthetic. Additional rider safety enhancements are available and must be opted for at the time of purchase. Harley-Davidson® has also introduced the Sportster® S with excellent support through its catalog and has plans to expand that support with each season. Customization has always been an important aspect of Sportster® tradition, and H-D® intends to continue that tradition.
Request a Test Ride Online From Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson®
If you would like to test ride the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S, the easiest way to set up that appointment is online through our website. If you’re a new rider—even one that has never been on a motorcycle before—be sure to ask about our Learn to Ride program, and if you want any additional details about the Sportster® S or any of our other models, you can call our dealership or reach out to us via email, text or chat on our website.