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XLH Sportster 883
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2001 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 883
The Sportster® 883, is the pure essence of the sport; uninhibited and just plain fun. The Sportster 883 features a slender frame, narrow tank, classic solo seat, low-rise handlebar, staggered shorty dual exhaust and an amber-lit electronic speedo. At the center of it all is an 883cc Evolution® V-Twin engine, that responds with hefty chunks of torque. The Sportster 883 represents an excellent entry vehicle into the Harley-Davidson family at an affordable price.
-Rigid mount 883cc Evolution® engine
-Silver powdercoated engine with polished covers
-Narrow, loop frame
-Twin coil-over vertical rear shocks
-Classic solo seat (Two-up seat available via P&A)
-Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
-Mid-mount foot controls
Vehicle specifications and features may vary from country to country depending
on local laws, and some models are not available in certain countries.
New for 2001
No matter which Sportster you ride, you experience the evolution of a hot rod. Since its introduction in 1957, through the XLCH, XR-750, XLCR Cafe Racer, XLX and XLS Roadster, Sportsters have remained true to their beginnings providing quick, responsive handling, flat torque curve and raw, racy style.
This model year, the XL powertrain gets new high-contact ratio cam gears for quieter engine operation and a new high efficiency oil pump to reduce oil carryover. Borrowing a casting technique from the Twin Cam 88 engine, Spinylok Cylinder liners will be used on the XL powertrain to reduce oil consumption by improving bore straightness.
In addition, all 2001 model year Sportsters feature new Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series tires designed specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
The Sportster 883, 883 Hugger and Sportster 1200 continue to introduce new riders to the Harley-Davidson family with great value.
The XL Sportster 883 Custom returns with forward foot controls, custom handlebar riser structure and a sporty two-up seat.
The XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport, the epitome of "Harley-Davidson Sport," returns with its dual spark plug head, high-compression motor, adjustable suspension and front dual-disc brakes.
The Sportster 1200 Custom carries on with the custom touches riders desire.
Has it been the Sportster's diverse genealogy, reliability or performance that led it to its place in motorcycle history? Whatever the case, the Sportster family continues to honor the past while reflecting the present.
Engine Type: 883 cc, 4-Stroke, Air Cooled, V-Twin
Engine Bore and Stroke: 76.2 mm x 96.8 mm
Valves 2 valves/cylinder
Claimed Horsepower: 53 hp (39.5 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 67 Nm (49.4 ft. lbs) @ 4100 rpm
Transmission type: 5 speed
Final Drive: Belt
Tire - Front: 100/90-19
Tire - Rear: 130/90-16
Brakes - Front: single 292 mm disc with 4-piston calipers
Brakes - Rear: single 292 mm disc with 4-piston calipers
Seat Height: 720 mm (28.3 inches)
Wheelbase 1510 (Hugger : 1505 mm)
Fuel Capacity: 12,5 l - 1,9 l
Dry Weight (without fluids): 235 kg (518.1 pounds)
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations