Harley-Davidson Iron 883 vs. Honda Shadow RS vs. Triumph Bonneville

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Harley-Davidson Iron 883 vs. Honda RS vs. Triumph Bonneville – Comparison Bargain-bin Twins.

Really? Is an $8K as low as you can go? Is this what it’s to?

Practically speaking, yes, you’re a rank beginner a Rebel 250 or something (not there’s anything wrong that, except that the 250 is no more).

Sure, there are basic standards for less in fact, you can get your camel in the Harley-Davidson tent for just with Sportster 883 Low, but the 883 we decided to throw in here is a G Triumph’s lowest-rent Bonneville for $7699, and the all-new Honda RS slots in nicely at $7799. How and stylish.

Happily, even on lower rung of the motoeconomic there really are no bad motorcycles out anymore—though for the sake of cool, the 883 does its best to make point contentious.

How Ironic. For less, H-D’s base-model 883 Low you the same knuckle-dragging, 26.3-inch stance—but with shiny paint and a not-black engine. no fork gaiters, either.

“Dang!” said Senior Blake Conner on the photo after hitting a bump and getting all crossed up and slappy on the “Did you see this thing hit bump? ” Yes we did, and the funny is, on the Honda and Triumph, we really registered that there was a The Iron 883 is one hip-looking scooter, no about it, but the other two bikes are not slouches either, and riding alongside the Hog reminds you there’s a lot to be for function.

With a full 1.6 of rear-wheel travel, the Iron is the thing you can get to a hardtail without one, which would be problematic if not for the bike’s very hip ergonomics. Combine the two over pavement, and you’re pulling out of a garbage can while somebody the can with a baseball bat. fun for a while.

Getting the seat close to the ground means is not really a strength of the Iron, which takes a lot of the sport out of the What’s left after removed most of the comfort and is still a lot of fun, strangely

That old Evolution engine’s not back to any particular time, it sort of never left, but fuel injection means it like Cousin Vinnie tuned it up every time you hit the it makes lots of good and moves the heavy (550 dry!) little beast along in a visceral way. No makes perfect sense.

a cool little bike to not far or fast, but for most of us who like to go on our motorcycle, the Iron 883 is just hard. Or we’re too old.

At the extreme lies this (for Honda) new Shadow RS. built its first Shadow in and has been banging the things out since. In all that time, Honda was leading fashion or it, the one Shadow it never built was a one—with footpegs not so far forward and non-chopper steering geometry.

Now Honda’s finally gone and built that bike, the is, Why didn’t it think of this Finally, this new RS is a Shadow you have to be a full-on cruiser to get behind.

Honda did so many things with the new Shadow RS it makes us much sadder about the they did wrong: 38.4 is not enough. Maybe the Sportster will get confused and step in?

and trail are 32.5 degrees and 5.3 1.5 degrees steeper and an inch than on other Shadows. its 61.8-inch wheelbase is about 3 less long. It also just 489 pounds all fueled up, is 40 pounds or so less than its brethren.

But what really the difference is the simple fact the footpegs, grips and seat put you in a standard, upright seating that encourages you to ride not but sort of aggressively when the strikes. Say, didn’t used to race flat-track? was that bike?

RS750? all coming back…

Well, get too over-stimulated. The new Shadow isnt’t as fire-breathing as Bubba Shobert’s old ride. The Shadow’s 745cc, fuel-injected, 52-degree, offset-crankpin gets the job done with linear, smooth power to things interesting—but just Though the Iron 883 is 61 pounds it still beats the Shadow 0 to 60 and in the and the poor little Honda is all out at 97 mph.

Around town that’s but on LA freeways, you find yourself the Shadow pretty hard to ahead of skinny blondes in rampaging Escalades and Tahoes.

verges on plush, even 150-pound pilots, but it’s and, together with the excellent seat, makes the RS the sort of platform you could around on all day. Beyond a pace, graunching footpegs put an end to the fun before it’s about to get which is a shame because the handlebar/easy steering leads you to you could accomplish great All in all, this not-so-bold new is a set of stiffer springs and about 10 from being a contender. just tooooo soft…

Let us now over to the Triumph Bonneville. the Harley, this bike you back in time. The cooling are real, the way the header pipes blue is real and the carburetors real but are in fact throttle for the Bonneville’s fuel-injection system—which the new bike up from cold no ’60s Bonneville kickstarter possibly imagine.

Cernicky claims to have heard of Ogri, hard to The Bonneville’s 865cc Twin the doors off the other two pretenders, and its a willing accomplice; 17-inch 3.0 and 3.5 inches wide, mean you can even find good for it, no?

After riding the Sportster, the 360-degree 865cc Twin electric-smooth—you could almost it for a four-cylinder except it plays classic Twin soundtrack. Its gearbox works better those of the other bikes. And the part is, it’ll rip the other a new ascot: 13.24 seconds at mph in the quarter is about 1.5 seconds and 15 mph and its way-faster 115-mph top speed is fast enough.

Furthermore, the suspension not only soaks up in the road, it also does a job controlling the bike’s chassis allowing you to motor along pavement as rapidly as you feel going—and you’ll be going good when the Bonneville’s peg touch down. If that’s not the Triumph’s the lightest, most of the trio to ride, with right where they to be for comfort and control, and a nice that’s not too narrow (like the is) and not too wide (like the Honda’s is).

The Bonnie is narrow, and you can grip the with your knees the bumps without banging right leg into the air cleaner you do on the other two machines. And if that’s not the Triumph tank holds 4.2 of gas, which means you actually go somewhere.

What a little motorcycle, seriously. And even the cheapest bike too. You knew it was coming, you?

The Bonneville’s just . You could actually live this one, happily after.

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