Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 motorcycle combines new engineering solutions and its classic custom look. The bike was manufactured this year and according to the information on the official website, Iron 883 is available in three different colors – black, dark blue and orange.
On the picture above you see what the black version looks like. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? It keeps the curves “soft and clean” from the front to the back. Nothing extra. Only things you need to have a comfortable and joyful ride. Classic Peanut Fuel Tank, the seat and the rear fender were designed in the way that allows this bike to have both – smooth lines and just enough space for the driver to have fun.
Except a few parts this model is totally covered in black and has its exceptional anti-chrome blacked-out look. Iron 883 was constructed with 883 cc Evolution Engine known since 1984 which is also powder-coated in black. The engine that was made in classic Harley Davidson style has aluminium heads and cylinders and it’s air-cooled.
Chopped back fender and stop, tail and turn lights are designed in a minimal style that doesn’t draw much attention. However, this kind of taillights and stoplights location may cause some troubles when driving in mud, as it can be easily spattered.
Let’s take a look at Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 from another angle.
A drag-style handlebar and the front forks with gators give this model very serious and even aggressive look. According to the company, riding Iron 883 is comfortable for people of different weight and size. Low seat (25,7 inches), lowered back and front suspensions make it possible. To keep that minimal style of the back fender, license plate was located on the left side. In this way the back is still “smooth and untouched”.
It seems to me that these black 13-spoke cast aluminum front and rear wheels fit here perfectly.
Sportster Iron 883 comes with a next-generation security system. How does it work? Well, it’s very simple. As you walk away from your motorcycle the system arms it and when you come back and approach the bike the security system disarms it without any efforts from your side. You just need to have hand-free fob by you, that does all the job.
This motorcycle looks really great and for those who like black color and don’t like shiny parts – it’s a perfect choice. I personally like its style and anti-chrome cover from front to back and from top to bottom. It’s cool, it’s unusual and at the same time, it has the old school features.
To make this review more detailed I would like to add a few characteristics of Sportster Iron 883:
Engine displacement: 883 CC (53.9 cu in)
Compression ratio: 8.9:1
Primary Drive: Chain, 57/34 ratio
Brakes, Caliper Type: Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy: 4.6 l/100 km (51 mpg)
Fuel Capacity: 12.5 l (3.3 gal.)