Harley Davidson have been building motorcycles now for more than 100 years and today you have a number of different models to choose from. Yet of all the bikes that this company has produced some of the most popular and best selling models are the Sportster ones. In fact the Harley 883 Sportster is not only popular with men of all ages but women as well.
It is not only the Harley Davidson 883 Sportster which has become extremely popular with motorcyclists around the world. All the models that this company produce are because they happen to be very versatile pieces of machinery. But what certainly makes this particular model stand out from many of the others is that it has retained the looks of the original XLCH Sportster which was first built in 1958. However should a person wish to make theirs into a much more comfortable ride for touring the country on at weekends then there are additional items that it can be fitted with and which we list below.
1. Buy yourself a set of the leather saddlebags which sit flush over the back part of the motorcycle. 2. Arrange to fit a sport windshield. This you can either do yourself or arrange for a Harley Davidson dealership to do it for you. 3. Remove the seat that the motorcycle came with an replace it with their touring version which is far more comfortable. 4. Have a set of low sissy bars as well as the passenger backrest fitted. This again you can either do yourself or get a dealer to do for you. 5. Also fit it with a sport rack and buy the tank and overnight rack bags as well.
Once you have all these parts fitted you will find that going away at weekends on it will be extremely enjoyable and will not have lessened the ride any. Plus including the new seat and passenger backrest on to the bike even those on the back of your Harley 883 Sportster will enjoy the journey just as much as you.
Previously we mentioned that the Harley Davidson Sportster’s look have remained relatively unchanged since the first one was built back in 1958. The only real difference that the owner of the latest models will notice is that these bikes are now built using high quality modern parts and materials.
Today all the Harley Davidson 883 Sportster motorcycles have in them an Evolution V-Twin engine, which will have been bored out to 883cc. However, if a person wants to they can actually convert it so that it becomes a 1200cc size engine instead. If a person, wishes to do this their local Harley Davidson dealership will charge around $900 to do this work.
Although the 883 Sportster has a large engine it has not been designed for being ridden at high speeds, generally going no higher than 60mph is best, especially if you want to avoid vibration. Rather those who would prefer some thing a little faster then a Japanese motorcycle might be a safer bet for them. Yet for those who like the feel of the wind in their face and the sun on their skin then this motorcycle would be perfect.
In fact, the Harley 883 Sportster is suited both to riding in the city or down long and winding country roads. Plus since being fitted with a belt drive rather than the more traditional chain drive they are much quieter and cleaner than before, plus they are actually a lot easier to maintain as well. Therefore, if you want a bike that holds its value and retains all the qualities that are synonymous with such an iconic motorcycle company you cannot do much worse than consider buying one of these machines.
Author: Mark ThompsonThis author has published 2 articles so far.