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Do you consider the Harley 883 Sportster a chick bike?

This is a discussion on Do you consider the Harley 883 Sportster a chick bike? within the Harley Davidson forums, part of the Manufacturers category; So, based on price I'm deciding between the 883 Sportster and the 1200 Sportster Harley. Would you buy the older ...


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Old 12-08-2008   #1
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So, based on price I'm deciding between the 883 Sportster and the 1200 Sportster Harley. Would you buy the older 1200 or the newer 883? They're the same price. The 2005 - 883 has 1200 miles on it, but the 1996 - 1200 Sportster has 26K miles on it. But, being as the 883 might be referred to as a chick bike, I just wanted some opinions.
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Not so much chick bikes, but the Sportsters are considered"Starter Bikes". Also, they aren't very comfortable. You can get a better, more reliable, and much more comfortable bike for the same money if you don't insist on getting a Harley.
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So, based on price I'm deciding between the 883 Sportster and the 1200 Sportster Harley. Would you buy the older 1200 or the newer 883? They're the same price. The 2005 - 883 has 1200 miles on it, but the 1996 - 1200 Sportster has 26K miles on it. But, being as the 883 might be referred to as a chick bike, I just wanted some opinions.

If you have your heart set on a sportster, my advice is what was told to me:

Get the 1200, after 6 months the 883 will seem weak and you will just have to turn it into a 1200.

Of course, it all depends on your riding level and love, but i got the 1200 and am glad.

An andrews 8 cam and a thunderheader exhaust: works for me.
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I have a 91 1200 If I was in your shoes and know what I know, I'd get the 883 and do the conversion to it!! it'll give you more power than a Stock 1200! Either way ya go, they're both good bikes!
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