Harley-Davidson Sportster 883: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 was a v2, four-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 1957 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 104 mph (168 km/h). Max torque was 53.84 ft/lbs (73.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 49.89 HP (37.2 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 76.2mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 883.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 9.0:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. The final drive was via belt. Power was moderated via the multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-b19 front tire and a 150/80-b16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. optional abs, dual piston in the front and a single disc. optional abs, dual piston in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equiped with a twin shocks.. The Sportster Iron 883 was fitted with a 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 544.54 pounds (247.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.65 inches (1515 mm) long.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883
Manufacturer
Also called Sportster XL Ironhead, Sportster XLCH Ironhead, Sportster XLCH, XLCH 900 Sportster, 883 Sportster Standard, 883 Sportster Hugger, XL53C Sportster Custom, XL 53 C Sportster Custom, Sportster Custom 883, Sportster 883 Hugger, XL53C Sportster Custom 53, XL 53C Sportster Custom 53, 883 Roadster, Sportster SuperLow, Sportster Iron 833, Sportster 883 Roadster, Sportster Iron 883 Dark Custom, Sportster Superlow, XLH900 Sportster, XLH Sportster, XLH 900 Sportster, XLCH Sportster, XL Sportster, Sportster Iron 883
Production 1957 - 2019
Class Road
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 76.2mm x 96.8mm
Top Speed 104 mph (168 km/h)
Horsepower 51.23 HP (38.2 KW) @ 5750RPM
Torque 55.02 ft/lbs (74.6 Nm) @ 3750RPM
Fuel System injection. electronic sequential port fuel injection
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: twin shocks
Brakes Front: single disc. optional abs. two-piston caliper.
Rear: single disc. optional abs. two-piston caliper.
Front Tire 120/70-zr18
Rear Tire 150/60-zr17
Wheelbase 59.09 inches (1501 mm)
Length 87.6 inches (2225 mm)
Width 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Height 43.58 inches (1107 mm)
Seat Height 25.51 inches (648 mm)
Weight 544.54 pounds (247.0 Kg) (dry), 258.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.69 Gallon (2.60 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.60 liters/100 km (21.7 km/l or 51.13 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Harley-Davidson Sportster Superlow was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1957 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 104 mph (168 km/h). Max torque was 55.02 ft/lbs (74.6 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 51.23 HP (38.2 KW) @ 5750 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 76.2mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 883.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-zr18 front tire and a 150/60-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. optional abs. two-piston caliper. in the front and a single disc. optional abs. two-piston caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a twin shocks. The Sportster Superlow was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 544.54 pounds (247.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.09 inches (1501 mm) long.

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