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2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883

2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883
2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883



2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Review

2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883

This blacked-out bruiser is a raw, aggressive throwback. No chrome, no apologies—just an authentic ride...

The Iron 883™ motorcycle takes attitude to a dark place. Reflecting the style of riders who want a quality ride with no hassles, the blacked- out, back-alley bruiser is the "anti-chrome" Harley® model. The Iron 883 is for those who want their first taste of that ride-hard-and-put- up-wet lifestyle. It's for those who want to tear up asphalt and backroads instead of polishing paint and chrome.

With straight cut, dual shorty mufflers, a slammed, drag-style handlebar, front fork gaiters, chopped rear fender and solo seat, the Iron 883™ is a raw, stripped-down, aggressive bike that gives the rider an authentic, throwback riding experience. And with a very aggressive price point, it makes a perfect gateway into the world of Dark Custom™ motorcycles.



 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Total Motorcycle Key Features

NEW Paint color options
NEW Front and rear brakes with a larger
front rotor, more-rigid front and rear calipers
with larger pistons, and braided stainless steel
brake lines
NEW Optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
NEW Trip switch function allows odometer to
display gear indicator and rpm
NEW Optional keyless H-D® Factory Security
System with a proximity-based, hands-free
security fob
NEW Integrated electrical system including
new hand controls, speedometer, updated wire
harness, oil tank, and side covers
• Blacked-out side covers to match
bodywork finish
• Michelin® Scorcher® front and rear tires
• Black powder-coated engine and covers
• Chrome exhaust with dual straight-cut mufflers
• Low front and rear suspension
• Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank
• Black, 13-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
• Chopped rear fender with black supports
• Black belt guard
• Black fork sliders and black fork gaiters
• Sportster® Classic solo seat
• Black hand and foot controls
• Side-mounted license plate
• Combination stop/turn/tail lights
• Black headlamp bucket with black visor and
satin trim ring
• Black drag-style handlebar and black riser

• Evolution® V-Twin powertrain with Electronic
Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
• Rubber-mounted powertrain to reduce vibration
• 5-speed transmission
• Dual staggered exhaust
• Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer
• Disc brakes
• Mid-mounted foot controls

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Total Motorcycle Features and Benefits

Side-Mounted License Plate

True to the clean, fast lines of the bike, the side-mounted license plate leaves the rear fender surface smooth and uncluttered. Minimal and unique—every inch of the Iron 883™ motorcycle is styled to perfection to achieve a raw, custom look.

Stop-Turn-Tail Lights

Old school looks meet new-school engineering. Black, retro-style bullet taillights combine functionality to work twice as hard—stop beams and running lights plus turn indicators in two low-profile rear lamps. This eliminates the need for extra lights, creating a clean, minimal look.

Blacked Out Look

The Iron 883™ model is the anti-chrome motorcycle—decked in black from front to back with a defiant attitude that embraces the pure essence of riding. Black powder-coated 883cc engine with black rocker covers. Black chopped fenders that show off a lot of rubber. Black front forks with gators add an old-school look. Black oil tank cover, belt guard and drag bars. And black cast aluminum wheels that shoot Iron 883™ motorcycle into the modern rebel culture and keeps the rebellious fire burning with plenty of freedom for customization.

Classic Peanut Fuel Tank

As one of the defining features of Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models for decades, the classic 3.3 gallon tapered peanut fuel tank still holds strong today with its traditional styling and modern attitude. Following the line of the bike from front to back, the peanut tank angles down just right into the solo Sportster seat. Attitude and looks all balled up into one.

Drag-Style Handlebar

The low-rise, slammed black drag-style handlebar and black finish hand controls add to the stripped down, minimal look of the Iron 883™ motorcycle. Born at the drag strip, the drag-style handlebar is an old school garage feature that puts you in a forward, aggressive riding position.

Evolution® Engine Heritage

The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984. Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

Evolution® Engine Innovation

Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 883cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the open road.

Pure Harley-Davidson® Styling

Feast your eyes on the 883cc Evolution® engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated cylinders, cylinder heads and rocker covers complete the dark look while chrome pushrods highlight the iconic V-Twin. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 883cc Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

New Foundation Brake System

Like riding itself, you can never go too far when it comes to improving a bike’s brakes. This is why for 2014 we gave the brake system of each Sportster model a complete overhaul designed to improve performance, fit and finish. We increased the size of the brake rotors from 292mm to 300mm, and added a more powerful, stylized front caliper with 34mm pistons, and stylized rear caliper to match. Other system features include an improved all-aluminum integrated rear master cylinder with reservoir, new all-aluminum front master cylinder with reduced friction and higher efficiency, and stainless steel braided lines. It all adds up to more confidence on the road, and more power and predictability when you squeeze the brakes.

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) (Optional)

When the burrito exit comes out of nowhere, you’ll need a little extra braking power. That’s why we’re proud to introduce optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) on all Sportster models. ABS improves overall braking performance, and keeps you from locking up under heavy braking. Plus, the entire system is smartly integrated into the design of the bike, so nothing gets in the way of your steel work of art. Because what’s the point of stopping if you can’t make a few heads turn?

New Ergonomic Hand Controls

If your hands feel good on the controls you’ll feel good on the bike. Which is why when you twist the throttle of a Harley-Davidson, you just know. You feel more dialed in, comfortable and attuned to the road and everything around you. In designing the new hand controls we went the extra mile to make sure every operation is as intuitive, fluid and effortless as possible. So you can keep your eyes on what’s over the next ridge and not what’s under your thumb. Things like self-canceling turn signals that are right where you want them to be and brake levers that are easy for all riders to reach. We’ve added new features, too, like a trip switch and vehicle “start” switch on keyless models. Details that may seem small but make a huge difference on the road. Because it’s tiny things like these that make a Harley-Davidson a Harley-Davidson.

Integrated Electrical System

Coursing through every 2014 Sportster model is a new body controller with updated routing. It has a cleaner look and reduces the number of wiring harnesses, switches, relays and fuses. Which is a fancy way of saying less fuss. We’ve also added a new voltage regulator with modified fins and integrated connectors to improve heat rejection. Like you, the 2014 Sportster® motorcycles are wired and ready to chase wind and eat up miles of pavement.

New Closed Loop Exhaust System

Designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards, and the standards of future generations of Harley-Davidson riders. The new closed loop exhaust system delivers heart-pounding performance in the key of the trademark Harley-Davidson rumble. With its robust, soul-stirring big twin design, new durable mufflers with exhaust shields, a catalyst and mini heated oxygen sensors that improve emissions and drivability, this system is not only better for the environment, it makes riding better.

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Tach and Gear Indicator Readout

Even though none of us would want to admit it, from time to time, we've all had to kick our shift lever back down to 1 to figure out what gear we were in. This year the Sportster® models get a new speedometer with a gear indicator readout and a tachometer you can activate with your trip switch. Now you've got all the information you need to keep it in the power band at the touch of a finger.

Low Seat & Slammed Suspension

The combination of a lowered front and rear suspension together with a low, narrow solo seat—just 25.7 inches high—provides comfort and confidence for riders of all sizes and experience. A responsive ride for whipping through town or busting out onto the interstate.

Michelin® Scorcher™ Tires

Michelin® Scorcher™ Tires provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike. The exclusive deep-cut tread design improves grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tire's rubber compounds, which use the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers. Under the rear rubber, aramid belts are used to stabilize your ride, which helps inspire confidence in handling.

Mid-Mounted Controls

Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the Iron 883™ model. An easy reach and tight rider triangle is confidence-inspiring for new riders eager to set off on their journey and riders whose legs run slightly shorter than others.



 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 - Total Motorcycle USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Color Option $8,399;
Hard Candy Color Option $8,724 USD

DIMENSIONS

Length - 88.8 in.

Seat Height, Laden 7 - 25.7 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 7 - 28.9 in.

Ground Clearance - 4.7 in.

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 30.5

Trail - 4.6 in.

Wheelbase - 59.5 in.

Tires, Front Specification - 100/90B19 57H

Tires, Rear Specification - 150/80B16 77H

Fuel Capacity - 3.3 gal.

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 2.8 qt.

Weight, As Shipped - 540 lb.

Weight, In Running Order - 562 lb.

Luggage Capacity -Volume - N/A

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, Evolution®

Bore - 76.2 in.

Stroke - 3.811 in.

Displacement - 53.9 cu in

Compression Ratio - 9:01

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 34/57 ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 10.41

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 7.436

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 5.531

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 4.584

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.931

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - N/A

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 9 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 9 - Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Wheels, Rear Type - Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Brakes, Caliper Type - Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 53.8 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,750

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 29

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 30

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 51 mpg

 


PRICING 6


Vivid BlackN/A

Color Option$8,399

Two-Tone OptionN/A

Custom Color OptionN/A

Hard Candy Color Option$8,724

Security Option$395

Wheel OptionN/A

ABS Option$795

Cruise Control OptionN/A

Freight$360

Security Package (Security and ABS)N/A

 

 

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)

Gauges - Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

6Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

7Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

8North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

9Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 - Total Motorcycle Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See your local retailer for pricing information.


PRICING


See your local retailer for pricing information.

DIMENSIONS


Length - 2,255 mm

Seat Height, Laden 6 - 653 mm

Seat Height, Unladen 6 - 735 mm

Ground Clearance - 120 mm

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 30.5

Trail - 117 mm

Wheelbase - 1,510 mm

Tires, Front Specification - 100/90B19 57H

Tires, Rear Specification - 150/80B16 77H

Fuel Capacity - 12.5 l

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 2.6 l

Weight, As Shipped - 245 kg

Weight, In Running Order - 255 kg

Luggage Capacity -Volume - N/A

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, Evolution®

Bore - 76.2 mm

Stroke - 96.8 mm

Displacement - 883 cc

Compression Ratio - 9:01

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 34/57 ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 10.41

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 7.436

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 5.531

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 4.584

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.931

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - N/A

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 8 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 8 - Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Wheels, Rear Type - Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Brakes, Caliper Typ - eDual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 73 Nm

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,750

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 29

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 30

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 4.6 l/100 km

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)

GaugesHandlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, RPM/gear display, ABS light (optional), LED indicator lights


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

6Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

8Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. Information from Total Motorcycle.com; All information correct as of posted date.


 

 

 

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