February 8th, 2018 by

It’s been swept up by customizers and hot rodders all over the country, at times being dominating the dirt track racing scene, and at times being one of the most popular bobbers and cafe racers. No matter how you slice it, this is one of the most fun and versatile muscled up American cruisers on the road.

Here at Rattlesnake Mountain Harley-Davidson, we love the Sportster, which is why we sell some of the newest bikes in the family. Located in Kennewick, Washington, we proudly serve the areas of Richland, Pasco, Walla Walla, Pendleton, and Moses Lake, Washington. Stop by today to see or test ride a Sportster for yourself!

Let’s face it: most motorcycles roll out of the factory built in a range of sizes that don’t accurately reflect the range of sizes of their riders. You could choose to stick to much smaller bikes, depending on your personal body frame. Or you could customize a Sportster for your needs. If you’re much taller than average, you’ll want to check out the Tallboy package. The Tallboy Solo Seat gives you an extra boost of height to put your legs a little farther from the ground for a more comfortable posture. Of course, you’ll also need to raise the handlebars if you raise the seat height or else your knees will bump into the hand grips. The Tallboy Handlebars provide the perfect solution for putting the handlebars in a more comfortable position. On the other end of the spectrum the Reach setup allows for much more comfortable riding ergonomics for those who need the handlebars brought in. The Super Reach Solo Seat drops the riding posture to the ground for more confident stands, and the Reach handlebars bring the grips down and in for easier use.

Nothing says Harley-Davidson like peak performance. While the current lineup of Sportsters features a range of engines and components, you can always upgrade for more power and better acceleration. Screamin’ Eagle products are perfect for this. You can buy single upgrade parts, such as the Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Performance Air Filter or the Street Cannon Slip-On Mufflers. Or, if you want to do a larger scale upgrade, there are four distinct stages of Screamin’ Eagle modification for your engine, each of which adding an extra boost of power and performance. When you want to go for the full upgrade, the Stage IV Performance Kit offers upgraded cams, high compression cylinders and pistons, a bigger throttle body and intake manifold, and many more power-increasing parts. You can also upgrade everything from your clutch, to your muffler tips and plug wires. The sky’s the limit when it comes to Harley-Davidson upgrades.

The Sportster is all about customization, and the bike’s unique proportions lend themselves especially well to versatile applications. One of the best ways to go about choosing a style for your Sportster is to choose a particular aesthetic and run with it. Whether you’re looking for more of a chopper look or scrambler vibe, choose a theme and work around it. You can also go to the inspiration gallery online and see a broad selection of awesome looks and cool ideas. The important thing is that your Sportster matches your personality.

When you’re ready to check out all the latest and best Sportsters available, stop by Rattlesnake Mountain Harley-Davidson in Kennewick, Washington. Our customers come back again and again thanks to our excellent service and knowledgeable staff. We proudly serve Southeastern Washington area, including Richland, Pasco, Walla Walla, Moses Lake, Washington and Pendleton, Oregon.

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