The 1200cc Evo Sportster engine has not seen any major changes in a very long time, but is one of the most upgradeable engines on the motorcycle market, and we love it for that. The Motor Company does not put out a claimed horsepower and we weren't able to Dyno it ourselves, but the engine puts out 76 ft-lbs of torque, and we would guess it's got somewhere around 70 ponies. It's a torque rich engine, but for me, still needs some upgrades to really get the blood pumping. Working through the canyons, it still takes a bit of shifting to keep the engine in the right revs to be happy and responsive. Sure, you can lug it and it'll get there eventually, but for quick throttle response in the turns, you'll have to keep a busy clutch hand. With so many aspects of this bike now updated to the level we see from other companies, it's hard not to discuss the engine that hasn't really changed since 1986. We're glad to see the new Milwaukee Eight hit the market this year, and while we would hate to see the Evo go, hope that the Sportster line isn't far behind.