2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 1200 XL1200NS in Renton, WA

The ultimate American icon is back. The 2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 1200 is ready to tackle America’s backyard and your bucket-list adventures. True to its roots, but ready for the modern era, the new Sportster is everything we look for in a bike. It looks just at home on the desert highway and winding mountain roads as it does in the city. Powerful, tough-looking, and reliable — the 2019 Sportster encompasses all Harley-Davidson is known for.

Paint Options

The 2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron XL comes in three great paint options: Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry, and Billiard White. The painted tank features a throwback design that brings the 1970s to the 2010s. The gradient lines fade into the classic Harley-Davidson lettering to give a style not found anywhere else. The contrast between the paint and blacked-out mechanical features gives the 2019 Sportster an unforgettable presence that makes you stand out from the pack.

Styling (Features)

This year’s Sportster Iron XL harkens back to the lineup’s heritage while adding its own modern twist on the American classic. Since 1957, the Sportster has been the flagship of motorcycle engineering, and this year’s model carries that torch on.

The blacked-out finishes give it a tough, black-on-black look that gives it a dark horse personality. The Cafe Racer-style seat is as comfortable as it is full of history. The black mini-ape handlebars strike the best balance between comfort and swagger. A fixed speed screen and nine-spoke cast aluminum wheels capture what we love the most about Harleys by taking old-school designs and giving them a modern spin.

As always, the Sportster has plenty of customization options. Give it the handles that match your personality, change the seat, change out the speed screen — make your Sportster truly your own. Whether you have a fully customized model or rock the factory original, expect a bike that turns heads on the streets and takes to the road like a dream.

The 2019 Sportster weighs 547 pounds as shipped and has a laden seat height of 25.7 inches. It’s 86 inches long and has a 5.5-inch ground clearance with a 59.6-inch wheelbase.

Engine

Thanks to Harley-Davidson’s expert motorcycle engineering, you can expect an exciting and thrilling ride from this year’s Sportster model. It’s not all about looks (though it has plenty), as the Sportster’s muscle shows.

The 2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron XL is powered by an air-cooled 1200cc Evolution engine that gives you all the torque you need to hit the ground running — 73 pound-feet of it, to be exact. The 3.8-inch-stroke engine has a 3.5-inch bore and a 10:01 compression ratio. It has a 3.3-gallon fuel capacity and gets around 48 miles per gallon. It’s equipped with a black, staggered exhaust and headers with black slash-cut mufflers.

All in all, the 2019 Sportster has everything: a presence full of swagger, the muscle to make every ride count, and the distinctly Harley-Davidson style we look for in our motorcycles. It’s time to take life by the reigns.