No one buys a Sportster because they want a humdrum experience or because they want to blend into the crowd. These beasts of a machine conquer the concrete jungle and turn heads as they do. They are built to stand out!

So why are you riding a motorcycle straight off the showroom floor? You aim to forge your own path. Do so on top of a customized motorcycle. There are plenty of ways to upgrade your Sportster, from improving the ride comfort to the motorcycle’s performance to the bike’s aesthetic. We gathered up the most common customizations below. If you still have questions, visit Southern Devil Harley-Davidson®. You’ll find us in Cartersville, Georgia.

Improve Sportster® Comfort

Rider height plays a large role in how comfortable a Sportster is to ride. If you are of average height, you luck out! The Sportster is already set to your ideal dimensions. But many riders are either shorter or taller than the average rider. They face sore muscles and joints due to straining or scrunching down to try to fit. Fortunately, there are customization packages to remedy this!

For riders that are shorter than average, they struggle with reaching everything. They resign themselves to stretching throughout their ride. They stretch to reach the controls. They stretch to touch the ground with their feet. Enter the Super Reach Seat. This customization brings your legs closer together, which makes it easier to touch the ground. It also scoots your body closer to the controls.

For riders that are taller than average, they struggle with being too large. Their arms extend beyond the controls. Their feet drag on the ground. Enter the Tallboy® Seat. It scoots the Sportster seat back to a more comfortable distance from the controls. The Batwing Tallboy Handlebars sets up a more ideal arrangement for shoulders, elbows, and wrists. No more hunching over adapting your body to fit a small motorcycle!

Increase Sportster® Performance

You know your Sportster offers high performance potential. But you can boost it even more with customizations. Improve your air flow and performance with the Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy Breather Performance Air Cleaner Kit. Enjoy a smoother ride with the Premium Ride Single Cartridge Fork Kit. Boost torque and horsepower with the big bore cylinder upgrade kit. This is a sampling of the many performance-boosting options available to you.

Improve Sportster® Style

Not everyone enjoys riding a motorcycle that looks like everyone else’s. Your Sportster can express your personality with the right customizations. A paint job is an easy way to help your Sportster stand out. Choose a unique color that’ll glisten in the sunlight. Swap out the standard handlebars for more striking Sportster Clubman Handlebars or ape hanger handlebars. Change your wheels to the Solid Fat Boy® Rear Wheeler or the chopper-style Fat X 5-Spoke Wheels.

One common customization is to the Sportster gas tank. Buy a larger one that’s more eye-catching (as well as able to hold more gas). Or go in the opposite direction and downgrade your size to gain better speed and a sleek look. Add on decals to better showcase your style.

For all your Sportster needs, visit Southern Devil Harley-Davidson®. Ask our knowledgeable staff questions about the upgrade process. We can help direct you to the customization that will most impact your riding lifestyle. If you are looking to buy, check out our range of new and used Sportster motorcycles. If you already own a motorcycle but it isn’t performing right, visit our service department. Our expert staff can get it running like new. We proudly serve those in Cartersville, Rome, Acworth, and Dallas, Georgia.


  1. Raymon Fregeau on April 2, 2019 at 10:04 am

    some truly superb blog posts on this website , thankyou for contribution.

    • Lauren Hether on May 3, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      We are happy to hear that you enjoy them Raymon!

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