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Water Cooled Sportster? E Gads, Is the World’s End Near?

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October’s issue of Motorcyclist Magazine reports on a new Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle being tested in the Arizona desert. A reader of Motorcyclist saw a water cooled pushrod V-Twin with the word “Sportster� embossed into the engine cases.

Emissions are a growing concern for all motorcycle manufacturers. It’s been speculated that Harley will only be able to make their numbers when they move to liquid cooled engines.

It looks like we will all have to wait another year to get the details since Harley does not talk about prerelease models.