2009 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Review —

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Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron

Harley’s newest black

Harley-Davison recently added shortie to its lineup. No, Willie G have another daughter, the Milwaukee motor company its Dark Custom line a modified Sportster 883 Low. the Nightster as the second Sportster-based Custom in Harley’s catalog, the 883 becomes the sixth addition to the club.

Some riders simplicity in their escape while others prefer to be by computer technology like found on the space shuttle deck. If you’re not into radar detectors and video mounted to your handlebars, you be into the short-pipe minimalism the 883 delivers with its low-rise handlebar, bare-bones dashboard and lo-brow color scheme. in the reliability of a warranted OEM motorcycle and be pleased as rum-spiked-punch to get your on the latest in Harley-Davidson’s Dark line.

Our pal Pete Brissette from the artistically lo-brow unveiling held at a Santa California art gallery last Mingling with artwork Shepard Fairey and Frank suit-clad connoisseurs and tattoo-sleeved got a peek at the Iron 883 alongside the member of the press. Standing out a black diamond in the crowd, the 883 is a shining example of the power of a paint.

Standing out like a black in the crowd, the Iron 883 is a shining of a Dark Custom.

When the opens, Harley-Davidson is there to just what the market While Harley’s CVO line to a buyer that wants a that can blind every within 50 feet of their scoots, H-D now makes a bike ready to blend in with the nitty-gritty world of biker-dom, camouflaging to the greasy underbelly of where ‘real bikers’ from – if you ask an outsider. That’s Harley calls the “raw of the road.”

Harley’s blacked-out and “Dark Custom” line has to be attractive to younger buyers, in both style and price. H-D 29,000 bikes to people the age of 35 in 2008, and the Dark Custom holds particular interest for the demographic. Sales of DCs were up 24% in aided by the addition of the bobber-like Bones.

With just one operating and 10 journalists at the gallery opening, didn’t get a crack at looking that night. So Kevin and myself hopped on a jet and met up with H-D manager Paul James in Beach earlier this to get us a few miles in the saddle.

Spry and in style, the newest member of the Custom line hasn’t too much from it’s commonly known iteration, the 883 Low. They share the narrow steel frame and dual-shock rear suspension Up front, the Iron sports fork boots to give it retro-cool look.

Where the geometry lacks in legroom for over 5’10”, the Iron up with attitude. It’s with a menacing matte-black scheme, Sportster-standard dual pipes, a 26.3” high saddle (unladen; same as the and 883 Low) and a lighter overall The three-inch shorter total makes for a light turning limited however by its lock-to-lock radius.

I think the Victory choppers we rode that week a tighter circle. Luckily, also shaved 18 pounds off the which helps when the Iron around parking

The Iron’s tighter and tougher compromise is a riding position too for large riders however. at my modest five-foot-eight height,” EIC Kevin Duke, “the of the footpegs caused my knees to oddly high. The Iron’s rear shocks and thin are best suited for short

And if you’ve never ridden a before, expect the air cleaner to feel “in the way” of your The otherwise very narrow bike is asymmetrically unbalanced by the of the air cleaner. In an effort to provide cornering clearance, the slammed has mid-mount footpegs that unnaturally high to Kevin.

Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron

When we got the Iron into the skies and straight roads of coastline, we can see the 883 really shine, Harley’s best effort to the Iron dark and cool. thought the staggered dual should have been the black treatment instead of chrome, but I personally think a pipe set would have the bike too much. Pipes are the of a Harley; I favor them both day and night.

In my opinion, struck the perfect balance blackened bits and chrome on the Iron 883. Dark to run with the sinister sister and Softtails in the DC line, yet still a with its own character.

“Stylistically, the is a great success,” remarks Mr. “The matte finishes it some rat-bike cool, and touches like the fork give in a nice tinge of I also love the integration of the light into the turnsignals and the license-plate holder I expect to see on bikes in the future.”

Every rider is unique. But you’re in Florida for Bike it’s hard as hell to out in the crowd. You can dress up like a Santa Claus, ride a “motorcycle” down Main or show up on the world’s longest and you still get swallowed up by the magnitude of the

Make the event work for you and ride what fits body and your wallet. beasts and minimalist mounts are welcome in Daytona, and Harley can both of those experiences. For the minded buyer and newbie the sub-$8K Iron 883 strikes gold.

“The Iron 883 delivers an authentic Harley for less than $8,000,” concludes. “It provides a deep, soundtrack so familiar to us all, and it like a much pricier than it is.”

The Perfect Bike For

Inseam-challenged and minimalist bikers alike appreciate the 2009 Iron lighter weight (compared to the 883 it’s low saddle height and low price point.

Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron
Harley-Davidson XL883N Sportster Iron


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