Harley Davidson 883 – A Motorcycle Icon

Since 1957 Harley Davidson have been produced a motorcycle titled the Sporster, yet it was not until 1986 that the first Harley 883 rolled off of their production line. For many people who would like to own a Harley Davidson then the 883 is the ideal choice as it is the most inexpensive of all the models that this motorcycle now produce.

As well as the 4 types of 883 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycles available, there are also 3 types which have a 1200 engine in them and then there is the XL50. This bike came into production this year and was designed to celebrate the 50 years of Harley Davidson producing the Sportster.

Of all the motorcycles that Harley Davidson now produce the 4 models that come into the 883 Harley Sportster category are some of the most well recognized of all their bikes in the world today. Below we take a look at what each model is.

1. Sportster 883 XL – Of all these types of motorcycle that Harley Davidson produce this is the cheapest of the lot and will cost anything from $6,595 up to as much as $7,990. 2. Sportster 883 XL Low – Although this bike is actually slightly more expensive than the first model we have mentioned above you will still find it is reasonable in cost at the moment. You should expect to pay between $6,995 and $8,390 for one of these. 3. Sportster 883 XL Custom – Yet another great looking motorcycle which is part of the Harley 883 family and will set you back anywhere from $7,795 up to as much as $9,555. 4. Sportster 883R XL – The most recent model to be included into the Harley Davidson 883 family and although not the most expensive you can still expect to pay $7,795 up to $9,090 for this one.

However as well as Harley Davidson bringing out a number of different 883 models they have also spent time improving the way it feels when you ride it. Along with an enlarged rear axle which has improved these bikes stability, this motorcycle company has made improvements to the frame. Now all the engines are mounted on to rubber rather than directly on to the frame and this has helped to reduce the amount of vibration that the engine causes.

Along with the changes previously mentioned there are other changes which have been made to this particular custom motorcycle. Gone is the chain drive to be replaced with a belt drive on all models and it also comes with a helical cut transmission unit. This results in reduction in the amount of gear whine that all Harley Davidson motorcycles use to make. Then in 2007 they changed their bikes engines from being carburetted to them being fuel injected.

For those who are looking for one of these iconic motorcycles which won’t end up costing them a small fortune this may be the ideal bike for them. As with all Harley Davidson’s the 883 models provide you with the same ride quality and prestige that the more expensive models offer. So why shouldn’t they seriously consider getting themselves one of these.

For those of you who want to feel the wind rushing past your face as you smoothly glide along the roads in a position that has become famous around the world then why not seriously consider getting yourself a Harley 883.

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