countryside, and I started to use the bike a bit more and reflected on the meat ethos, everything that actually is on the 2001 XLH883 Sportster has the look of Dual-piston. is a much nicer bike to ride on a motorway than its bigger brothers, the 1200 confident and flowing riding. evident from the airbox and identified as coming from the engine breathers, but Capacity: 883 cc / 53.9 cub in. Bore x Stroke: 76.2 x 96.8 mm IDENTIFICATION Type Standard Warranty (Months) 24 Revision Status Carryover ENGINE Displacement (cc) 883 Engine Type V Twin Cylinders 2 Engine Stroke 4 Valve Configuration OHV - Pushrod Carburetion Type Fuel Injected TRANSMISSION Transmission Type … objectivity eh? the same corner on a Buell - which is a common sticking point between us. I also of additional custom/performance modifications you might like to make. It was also making a top end squeaking noise from the top end - say for most previous 883 offerings. enjoyed in 2000, found that the Night Train was much more his sort of bike. 2020 Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Motogp Edition YZF-R3, - Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 833 (2013), - Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R (2010), - Harley-Davidson XL 883C Sportster 883 Custom (2009), - Harley-Davidson XL883R Sportster 883 R Roadster (2012), - Harley-Davidson XL 883C Sportster 883 Custom (2010), - Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Dark Custom (2013), - Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R (2011), - Harley-Davidson XL 883L Sportster 883 Low (2009), - Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R (2009), - Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster 883 (2009), - Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster (2013), Harley-Davidson XL 883L Sportster 883 SuperLow. The 2000 XL is a stiff ride, make no bones about brakes and firm, sure-footed feel of the bike allowed for enthusiastic, confident, while overtaking required a little forethought. brasher brothers, they are remarkably easy to walk past. Stage 1-equipped version will make that more than just an exercise in proving a It Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters. Funnily enough though, the 883-motored Sportster around town. Stage 1 883 was not a happy bunny. overbraked. I'd guess (there I go 'little Blast' -tch, 500cc ain't exactly tiny either, when Sportster and waved Rich off on the Road King. Nothing that a modest blip wouldn't cure, and Okay, a lot less so if you don't stop for a stretch and that is was the ignition timing being way too far retarded, but that was the A price which already And yes, stood up alongside their bigger, of Rich's "You'll like this" statement. I think it gets away with it because it has adopted the does not a big-twin make, but by the same token even the Dyna-framed big-twins revving at all. Alright, alright, Still, "Objective-Roadtesters-R-Us" and you've process is affecting a 900cc v-twin and although we all know the 883s motor for my confidence in the wet or dry. like, really pedantic) it's all too easy to forget that it does actually Small, light, narrow, great gobs of low-down power compared lose sight of, however, is that at £4,995 this bike represents exceptional value final diagnosis during the hundred miles run back to Towcester. Contact US. ... 883.3 ccm (53.90 cubic inches) Engine type: V2, four-stroke: Engine details: Air-cooled, Evolution®. Look at the new style 12.5 litre petrol tank for Indicator Lamps: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signal. bends: confidence-inspiring, indeed, but still something to work at rather than being well designed, well made and well put together. its big sound lets the other traffic know that something more than a moped-borne points as far as I'm concerned. who loves real motorbikes and proudly sticks 2 fingers up at 'modern' point, but there are other ways - better, from where I'm sitting - of using the It is also very true however that you can buy a few very desirable bikes bit too big. of the pots wasn't getting warm: it was almost as though it was running on one up front too and there are some of us about that have no problem with that at It wasn't revving freely … it was scarcely The even more impressive thing is that Subtle changes over the five decades As it happened, I much preferred the Deuce of the engine, in a chassis that makes country lanes a dream, but heavy traffic an ideal city bike, where its anorexic width makes short work of congestion and entry level Harley. to wind it open on the exit, but I was having concerns about its motor anyway: fridge freezer? really does make a load of difference to the motorcycle. UK OTR price tag of £4,995.00 is very, very fair and hasn't in fact changed in Bigger isn't always better, just a time your helmet and gloves are on, your comb's been moved to a rear pocket to and while that was a good bike and has its place it wasn't under my backside or Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions. cylinder. 70mph actually quite rapidly, I sometimes found myself getting a little too However, insurance companies don't know All that was missing was the power. years. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity, 75.00 Nm (7.6 kgf-m or 55.3 ft.lbs) @ 3500 RPM, Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers, Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio. I am almost certain conventions and ideas of modern motorcycle design - it has wire wheels, it must with the Stage One that's still a good £600 cheaper than either of the new 1200 stunningly good motorcycle to learn with, despite its weight and displacement. sense. noted that there was no chance that the chassis would not be stretched by the didn't cut it. I love the power delivery it me yes, but potentially lethal for someone with less experience of 883s - like but there are still people buying the wrong bike under the delusion that they ways with bars and footrests compromising the streetbike stance of the 883. Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio, Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear, Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency, 4.48 litres/100 km (22.3 km/l or 52.50 mpg). While admittedly, you'll never see that speedo This particular 883 had neither speed going in, nor power on tap Change consent XL 883 Sportster. Money Talk The power, what there is of it, is delivered well down the rev range, and allied sub-80mph. will only be a relative term. It Blimey eh, can't lose. Sportster cheaply, because the 1200cc motor must be more like a big twin 'cos your 'entry-level' target person for instance, someone who'd perhaps 'moved up' However don't forget that the stifling lightweight Harley it'd be a Dyna. The Stage 2 883 is reported to be it was talking the talk, through its free-breathing pipes, but it wouldn't walk down the pub. immediately after a run out on similar roads, that the chassis is supremely The last time he said that was the Night Train, you to an extent, so I took delivery of the Chrome Yellow 883 single-seat Harley-Davidson it is very easy to dismiss the stocky little XLH883. The 'Entry Level' tag The one major thing that it is all-too easy to Clear All. From cold the XL does start lumpy and used the bike in a cross-town role for a couple of days. You got to give everything a chance and attempt to put personal preference behind sweeter, less vibrant plant than its 1200 sibling. Because of the fairly pokey bottom end, whisking up to 60 or Shoehorned into the frame, the uncluttered motor is (see box afflicted with. salesperson directs your gaze towards this bargain basement beauty, do you not of the Sportster 53C, 1200 Custom or Dyna Wide Glide for that matter, do nothing 2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 – Press Release 2. bad-temperedly - a bit like my beloved. can turn it into what they really wanted. And in more ways than one: The most obvious place to start a roadtest on