This is meant quite literally: We will miss the Sportster. For decades it has accompanied us, for many generations it was considered the entry model into the Harley world and we will continue to see copies of all eras on our roads – just no more new Sportys, with the model year 2020 was the end.
With Ü60 the Sporty goes into retirement
In the more than 60 years that the company has always presented us with new models of this series, there have been real bangers like the Forty-Eight and also less popular ones, such as the Roadster.
And yes, even Harley’s cult designer Willie G. Davidson once misjudged when he designed a kind of cafe racer with the XLCR, which was simply 30 years ahead of the general hype about this type of construction. But otherwise, the developers of the Sporty could always be relied upon. On their cult factor. On their character. On their almost infinite conversion possibilities. So the last series was now the last Rappelbox from Milwaukee.