Harley-Davidson adds Roadster to Sportster line

Harley-Davidson adds Roadster to Sportster line

Seeking to capitalize on the urban custom movement sweeping the street bike scene, Harley-Davidson has added a new Sportster-style motorcycle to its lineup.

The Roadster, a 1200-cc V-Twin, features new suspension, drag-style handlebars and a chopped rear fender. Harley says this new addition to its Dark Custom division is designed in a "garage-built custom style" meant to evoke a 1960s spirit.

"The Roadster is a mash-up of styling genres, but the intent was to build a rider’s motorcycle, a Sportster that’s lean and powerful and connects the rider to the road," the company's director of styling, Brad Richards, said in announcing the new...