Harley-Davidson Introduces New Sportster

Latest addition to the company's dark custom line

The U.S. economy might be in a recession, but thats not stopping Harley-Davidson from introducing a new model with an attractive price tag designed to bring in new buyers. This Sportster Iron 883 is the latest edition to the Sportster family priced at $7,899. As the latest of the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycles, the Iron 883 is stripped down and ripe for custom creativity.

The new 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883.

A one-piece, solo Sportster classic seat with a height of 25.3 inches fits almost any rider, while the Iron 883 is completely outfitted in black including front forks with gaiters, belt guard, and low rise drag style handlebars. The black front fender and supports, fuel tank with unique graphics, and chopped rear fender add to the fierce look of this bike. The Iron 883 is available in Black Denim and Brilliant Silver Denim colors.

The 883cc engine.
The Iron 883 is available in Black Denim or Brilliant Silver Denim.

The 883cc V-Twin engine uses an Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection, or ESPFI. While the displacement may suggest that this is an entry-level motorcycle, the Iron 883 offers the zip usually associated sportbikes. The Iron has great fuel economy at 60 highway miles per gallon. The aggressive package of Harley-Davidson is now wrapped around an urban and eco-friendly engine.

More information about the Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 is available at Harley-Davidson.com, or by visiting your local dealership.

Specs at a Glance: 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883
Displacement: 883cc
Seat Height: 25.3 inches
Fuel Capacity: 3.3 gallons
Weight: 565 pounds
Price: $7,899

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9 thoughts on Harley-Davidson Introduces New Sportster

  1. Just picked one of these guys up. I was lucky to find one. Happen to find a 2010 with 791 miles on it. Modified so sweet! It is my first H-D and fell in love with it. The first time I checked it out. It handles so awesome. I'm 5 feet 9 inches 175 pounds and the height is just right. Not too heavy at all. If you come across one of these guys I suggest you make the move and get one. It's a bike that I am going to keep forreeeeevvvvver!

  2. I bought my first Harley in October 2008 a Sportster XL Standard. Looks like I'll have to trade it in. What a rough looking bike.

  3. If I could afford a second bike right now this would be it. I love the look. It would be a great “kicking around town” ride as well as a little more fun on the twisties than my Low Rider. I've always loved Sportsters.

  4. I think this is a cool looking bike! I like that the old rat bike style is now the “new” style after years of chrome being the thing. If this came in the Sportser 1200 custom model I would have bought it in a heart beat. But if this is your first bike make sure you have highly visible clothing and a helmet. Black is cool but cars can't see you.

  5. I was also thinking the same as what Susie said about it looking top heavy – does anyone know if this is true? I have a 2002 Buell Blast which I chose as an entry level bike just because its center of gravity is low, supposedly making it easier to learn on.

    1. A lot of people think the Sportsters are top heavy. Compared to motorcycles that are lower and have a wider profile with a lower center of gravity, then the Sportster is top heavy. A Sportster rides more like a standard style bike where you sit “on top” of the bike as opposed to “into” it. To that end, many people feel Sportsters are top heavy.

  6. I sat on one of these bikes the other day. I thought my next bike would be the Nightster, but it looks like I'm going to go with the Iron 883. Nice bike.

  7. I like the all black look of the new Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883. Unfortunately, the bike still has that top-heavy look and likely still rides about the same. But with that said, had it been available in 2004, I'd probably have bought it for my first Harley, enjoyed it immensely and ridden it a year, and then traded it in for a bigger model under HD's current Sportster trade up program.

  8. I probably would have gotten this bike instead of my Nightster, cause I'm cheap, but it wasn't out in time. Seriously, I love my Nightster, but I hope tons of women buy this bike. It has the same great styling, a still big enough engine to really kick ass, and a great price tag. Not to forget Harley's high resale value, and this bike is a great investment, both financially and a great investment in fun!

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