2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster Buyers Guide - Prices

If you’re looking for a Sportster with more ‘sport’ in it, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster delivers. The Motor Company gives the Roadster a bit more power from the Evolution V-twin, longer-travel suspension, taller tires, additional lean angle, and double-disc front braking. The result is a motorcycle that is quite happy in the twisties.

The front of the Roadster telegraphs its intentions. The 43mm fork is a performance-oriented inverted design, and the narrow handlebar has a low bend. Moving to the seat, the Roadster has a secure cockpit for the pilot, and the mid controls round out the sporting ergonomics.

Although the 2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster might feel unusual to a sport rider on a first ride, once the rider understands the ergonomics, handling, and power, the Roadster is quite a capable motorcycle on back roads. With 76 ft-lbs of torque produced at just 3750 rpm, the Evolution motor has pulling power at any engine speed, and that translates to real-world performance. Dunlop tires with Harley-Davidson branding do an excellent job of putting the power to the ground and providing traction well past the lean limit.

2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster Specs


  • Type: Evolution V-twin
  • Displacement: 73.4ci (1202cc)
  • Bore x stroke: 3.5 x 3.8”
  • Maximum torque: 76 ft-lbs @ 3750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10:1
  • Valvetrain: Pushrods, 2vpc
  • Cooling: Air
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Primary drive: Chain
  • Final drive: Belt


  • Frame: Tubular mild steel
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 43mm inverted fork; 4.5 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Adjustable-preload variable rate spring w/ nitrogen-charged emulsion-style shock; 3.2 inches
  • Wheels: 5-spoke cast aluminum
  • Front wheel: 19 x 3.00
  • Rear wheel: 18 x 4.30
  • Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 19
  • Rear tire: 150/70 x 18
  • Front brake: 300mm discs w/ dual-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 260mm disc w/ dual-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional ($795)


  • Wheelbase: 59.3 inches
  • Rake: 28.9 degrees
  • Trail: 5.5 inches
  • Lean angle (r/l): 30.8/31.1 degrees
  • Seat height: 30.9 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.3 gallons
  • Estimated fuel economy: 48 mpg
  • Curb weight: 571 pounds

2020 Harley-Davidson Roadster Colors/Prices

  • Vivid Black: $11,499 MSRP
  • Black Denim; Stone Washed White Pearl; Performance Orange: $11,849 MSRP