The Low Rider S is sporty only by Milwaukee’s famously laid-back standards, but it’s basically a hotted-up version of the standard Low Rider, and is sufficiently aggressive to justify that S in its name. Its near-flat handlebar sits behind a bikini fairing, and combines with the ultra-low seat and mid-mounted footrests to give a riding position that is slightly sportier than the standard model’s.
Key feature is the aircooled, 45-degree V-twin powerplant, which Harley calls a Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110. It’s basically the standard Low Rider’s Twin Cam 103 lump (103 is its capacity in cubic inches) bored-out from 1,690cc to 1,801cc. The S-model also gets a high-performance air filter sticking out on the right, and a new twin-pipe exhaust. That is finished in black, as is just about everything else including the fairing, gas tank and tailpiece. There’s also plenty of black on the upgraded suspension set-up of beefy telescopic forks and twin rear shocks, both from Showa of Japan.