XL 883 Sportster

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Make ModelHarley Davidson XL 883 Sportster
Year: 2001
Engine: Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 883
Bore x Stroke: 76.2 x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
Ignition / Starting:
Max Power: 53 hp 38.6 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque: 67 Nm @ 4100 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 5 Speed / Belt
Front Suspension:
Rear Suspension:
Front Brakes: Single 292mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 292mm disc 4 piston calipers
Front Tire: : 100/90-19
Rear Tire: : 130/90-16
Dry-Weight: 235 kg
Fuel Capacity: 12.5 Litres /

And yes, stood up alongside their bigger, brasher brothers, they are remarkably easy to walk past. But hey, that’s not the XLH883’s fault, it’s ours … and our rucksack full of preconceptions. Because outside of that showroom, out on the street, where any bike really belongs, the XLH883 easily holds its own. And in more ways than one:

The most obvious place to start a roadtest on this particular Sporty is always the asking price (and often, sadly, that’s where most ‘professional’ appraisals finish too), but I’ll come to the price last, the XLH883 really deserves a much better look than that.

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