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2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow Review

2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The smooth ride, comfortable cruising position and easy handling are built in thanks to the suspension and seat. The ride that starts here may never end...

The SuperLow® motorcycle is everything its name implies. Super low, yet comfortable seat that's easy to straddle. Super low centre-of-gravity that inspires confidence and feels light off the side stand. Super low price point that makes owning one easy.

How close do you want to get to the pavement?

If you want to feel one with the road, throw a leg over the SuperLow® model. You’ll feel the confidence that comes from its low seat, well-balanced stance and low center of gravity. The handling is easy and you’ve got the comfort to go all day. Just dial in the adjustable suspension and unleash the torque of its 883 Evolution® engine. Nothing puts you closer to the pavement.


SPORTSTER®

Ruling the roads since 1957, the Sportster family leads in styling and performance with models like the Roadster, Iron 883 and Forty-Eight motorcycles. Combining quick, responsive handling and a flat torque curve with unmistakable styling makes Sportster a true American icon.

Family Features:

All XL Sportster models share the same 45-degree Evolution V-Twin engine design in either 883cc or 1200 cc displacements
5-speed transmission with belt final drive
ABS optional on all models

 

 



2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW IN 2017

Battery tender harness

Paint color options and graphics including Hard Candy Custom™ color

MODEL UNIQUE FEATURES

Style
• Silver powder-coated engine with polished treatment covers
• Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
• Black, Split 5-Spoke wheels with Machined rims
• Low overall appearance
• Sport front fender and full-coverage rear fender with painted supports
• Polished headlamp visor
• Tear-drop tank

Fit
• Easy-grip handlebar
• Mid-mounted foot controls
• Minimalist style, solo seat optimized for all day comfort
• 25.5-inch seat height for rider confidence and extremely low straddle height

Function
• Emulsion technology rear shocks with 50 mm range of pre-load adjustability and an under-seat, rear shock suspension adjustment wrench
• Front forks with cartridge damping technology
• I ntegrated electrical system with trip switch, start switch
• 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, gear indicator (1-5), and RPMs
• Hazard warning integrated into self-canceling turn signal controls
• Blade key ignition; fork lock common with ignition key
• 4.5 gallon fuel tank for longer range and lower center-of-gravity
• Longer travel rear suspension tuned for comfort
• 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels for more confident slow-speed maneuverability
• Michelin® Scorcher® "11" tires designed specifically for Sportster® models
• Closed loop exhaust system meets worldwide emission standards

Performance
• Rubber-mounted, Air-cooled, 883 cc Evolution® engine
• Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with O2 sensors
• 5-speed transmission
• Smooth acceleration off the line
• Confidence-inspiring front-end geometry
• Wide lock-to-lock steering angle
• Confidence-inspiring braking performance

AVAILABLE OPTIONS
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)1 (factory installed option)
• Smart Security System2 with hands-free, proximity based security fob and keyless ignition (factory installed option)

 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Authentic Styling

When the first Sportster motorcycle roared onto the scene in 1957 the world had never seen anything like it. Rawboned, powerful and looking for action. The styling cues that lit up the street in those early years would soon become a part of everything from race bikes to outlaw choppers as they spread throughout the motorcycling world. Take a look at the offering for 2017 and one thing becomes instantly clear. The best way to get the style that made the Sportster motorcycle famous is to get a Sportster motorcycle of your own. The narrow frame is more agile than ever. The rumbling V-Twin and muscular front end feel more powerful than ever. The flawless steel and jewel-like fuel tank reveal their authentic motorcycle roots in every inch of detail.


Iconic Engine

The Evolution engine riding in the nimble Sportster frame is a prime example of the power, durability and proven reliability The Motor Company was built on. Born from the legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, it’s been the power at the center of a Sportster motorcycle since 1984. Its overhead valve design and four-cam gear train have their roots in the company’s race program, and you know it when you feel the surge of brute torque that accompanies every twist of the throttle. The air-cooled V-Twin design with a compact one-piece crankcase/transmission fits the narrow Sportster profile like a fist in a fingerless glove. We began with a strong, trouble-free design. Then gave it constant refinement to bring us to the modern powerplant of today. A testament to the unwavering hunger for advancement in motor technology that has always driven Harley-Davidson.


Handling

The street is the home turf of the Sportster motorcycle, and a narrow, agile frame wrapped around a strong V-Twin engine has always been its calling card. To see how far we’ve taken this basic equation, get in the saddle of any 2017 Sportster model. Trust us, the list of constant innovations and refinements you experience on the Sportster motorcycle of today is more than you want to read about here. The latest innovation includes suspension on every model, with cartridge emulsion rear shocks and a screw adjuster to further dial in the handling. It all feels tight and right, bringing confidence to the ride and a grin to the rider. Whether you’re rocketing to the next stoplight, threading through the urban grid, or busting out of the city limits to parts unknown.


Comfort

You might look at the raw-boned style of a Sportster motorcycle and not immediately think of comfort. That would be a mistake. Sink into the seat of any 2017 Sportster model and you discover a premium ride hidden under all the lean and mean styling. The engine is rubber-mounted to the frame, so you feel all the power of an Evolution V-Twin but none of the vibrations. The handlebar hits your fists and the pegs hit your boots just the way they should. Even better, we’ve made improving comfort for the Sportster rider our marching orders. With a wrench tucked inside the seat to adjust the rear suspension exactly the way you like it, these are some of the most versatile motorcycles to ever hit the street.

 

STYLING


Premium Styling Features

The value and quality of the confidence-inspiring SuperLow® model is unparalleled in its class. With a true Harley-Davidson rumble, steel parts, premium paint and flawless chrome, this model reveals its authentic American motorcycle roots in every inch of detail.


Teardrop Fuel Tank

The 4.5-gallon teardrop fuel tank offers spacious fuel capacity for a low-profile tank. It's tough, iconic and it leaves a good amount of room to show off more V-Twin. The tank graphic showcases the unique styling of the SuperLow® motorcycle; as if the tank came right off the calligraphers brush.


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. Silver powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with polished rocker covers to complete the premium Harley-Davidson look. Unmatched style and performance down to the very last detail. 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 about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.


Closed Loop Exhaust System

Designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards and the standards of future generations of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. This 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, 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.


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. The Sportster® models get a speedometer with a gear indicator readout and a tachometer that can be activated by 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.

 

ENGINE


Evolution Engine

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.

 

HANDLING


Foundation Brake System

Like riding itself, you can never go too far when it comes to improving a bike's brakes. This is why we gave the brake system of each Sportster® model a complete overhaul designed to improve performance, fit and finish. You have 300mm brake rotors and a 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, 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.


Comfortable Cockpit

A combination of a low bucket seat, longer travel rear suspension and easy-grip handlebar creates a comfortable riding position for a wide range of riders. Ergonomically sound, this bike helps build confidence in all aspects of your journey—from lifting it off its side stand to handling and turning, and every bump, twisty and stop in between.


Advanced Front End Geometry

We went to work on the geometry to create a lighter feeling, highly maneuverable front end with wider lock-to-lock steering. The result is more rider confidence, especially when operating the bike at lower speeds. Add in the lightweight front forks and triple clamps and an 18 inch front wheel diameter, and you have a smooth ride with easy handling for riders with any level of experience. This is freedom on two wheels.


Enhanced Low Speed Maneuverability

With an 18 inch wheel up front and a 17 inch wheel backing it up at the tail end, the light wheels and radial tires on the SuperLow® motorcycle make handling a cinch. Cast black split 5-spoke machined rims weigh less and get you through turns and other low-speed maneuvers effortlessly.


Final Drive Ratio

Experience smooth handling at slow speed and easy acceleration off the line with the final drive ratio found on the SuperLow® motorcycle. Electronic fuel injection coupled with trouble-free handling help create a confidence-inspiring ride that's perfect for anyone just beginning their journey on two wheels.


Low Seat Height

The low, ergonomic seat on the SuperLow® model provides the ultimate in handling confidence. The combination of a low, 25.5 inch seat height plus a narrow frame makes it easy to maneuver your ride through turns and down straights at varying speeds. Just toss a leg over and crack the throttle—feel the freedom.


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.

 

COMFORT


Mid-Mount Controls

Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the SuperLow® 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.


Comfortable Low Seat

The bucket-shaped seat on the SuperLow® motorcycle gets added foam without losing the sleek style, thanks to the latest 21 Century materials. Also not lost: the 27.4-inch seat height that makes for an extremely low straddle distance and adds to the confidence you’ll have riding this motorcycle.


 



 

2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,599 to $9,149 USD

PRICING 6
Vivid Black $8,599
Color Option $8,949
Two-Tone Option $9,149
Hard Candy Color Option $9,049
ABS Option $795
Security Option $395
California Emissions $100
Freight $360
DIMENSIONS
Length 87.6 in.
Seat Height, Laden 7 25.5 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 27.4 in.
Ground Clearance 3.9 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 31.1
Trail 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 59.1 in.
Tires, Front Specification 120/70 ZR-18 59W
Tires, Rear Specification 150/60 ZR-17 66W
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 537 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 565 lb.
ENGINE
Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 3 in.
Stroke 3.811 in.
Displacement 53.9 cu in
Compression Ratio 9:1
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
CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 53.8 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 24.7
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 24.4
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 51 mpg
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High 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

1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
5. Estimated 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.
6. Prices 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.
7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.




 


 

2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10399 to $11049 CDN

PRICING
Vivid Black $ 10,399
Color Option $ 10,799
Two-Tone Option $ 11,049
Hard Candy Custom $ 10,899
ABS Option $ 915
Security Option $ 455
Freight $ 250
DIMENSIONS
Length 2225 mm
Seat Height, Laden 6 648 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 6 695 mm
Ground Clearance 100 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 31.1
Trail 145 mm
Wheelbase 1500 mm
Tires, Front Specification 120/70 ZR-18 59W
Tires, Rear Specification 150/60 ZR-17 66W
Fuel Capacity 17 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
Weight, As Shipped 244 kg
Weight, In Running Order 256 kg
ENGINE
Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 76.2 mm
Stroke 96.8 mm
Displacement 883 cc
Compression Ratio 9:1
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
CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 73 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 24.7
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 24.4
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 4.6 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High 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

1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
5. Estimated 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.
6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.




 

2017 Harley-Davidson SuperLow - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7945 to 8495 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

PRICING 5
Vivid Black £ 7,945
Color Option £ 8,195
Two-Tone Option £ 8,495
Hard Candy Color Option £ 8,365
DIMENSIONS
Length 2,225 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 705 mm
Ground Clearance 100 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 31.1
Trail 145 mm
Wheelbase 1,500 mm
Tyres, Front Specification 120/70 ZR-18 59W
Tyres, Rear Specification 150/60 ZR-17 66W
Fuel Capacity 17 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
Weight, As Shipped 247 kg
Weight, In Running Order 258 kg
ENGINE
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 76.2 mm
Stroke 96.8 mm
Displacement 883 cc
Compression Ratio 9:01
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517
CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual muffler
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
Engine Torque 69 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 4,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 24.7
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 24.4
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 4.6 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system, ABS
Gauges Handlebar-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, LED indicator lights
1. Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
2. Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4. See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
5. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
6. Measurement reflects 81.7 kg operator weight.
7. Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.



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