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2005 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster 883
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- 2005 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster 883

XL 883 Sportster 883
The XL Sportster 883 is the most affordable Harley-Davidson model for 2005 at an MSRP of $6,495. Its rubber-mounted XL Evolution 883 engine delivers smooth power for easy get-aways and a vibration-free ride at highways speeds. All the classic Sportster styling elements are here: the distinctive “peanut” fuel tank, staggered dual exhaust and an oval air-cleaner cover.

XL 883 Sportster 883 features:

Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 883 engine
Silver powder-coated engine with polished covers
New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
Low-rise handlebar
Classic solo seat
Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
Mid-mount foot controls
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank


DIMENSIONS U.S. UNITS
Length 90.1 in.

Seat Height

Laden(1) 27.3 in.

Unladen N/A

Ground Clearance 5.6 in.

Rake Steering Head/Trail 29.6º / 4.6 in.

Wheelbase 60.0 in.

Fuel Capacity(2) 3.3 gals.

Oil Capacity 3.6 qts.

Weight

Dry Weight 553.0 lbs.

Running Order N/A

POWERTRAIN
Engine(3) Evolution®

Displacement 53.86 in.³

Bore x Stroke 3.00 in. x 3.81 in.

Engine Torque(4)(5) 51.0 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm

Fuel System(6) Carburetor

Compression Ratio 8.9:1

Miles per Gallon(7)

Carb. 57 hwy / 48 city

ESPFI N/A

Primary Drive Chain

Gear Ratio (overall)

1st 10.944

2nd 7.524

3rd 5.834

4th 4.806

5th 4.071

WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels(8)

Front Silver 13 spoke cast aluminum alloy

Rear Silver 13 spoke cast aluminum alloy

Tire Size

Front 100/90-19 57H

Rear 150/80B16 71H

ELECTRICAL
Electronics Optional security system

Instruments Electronic speedometer; odometer; resettable tripmeter; diagnostic readout

Indicator Lamps Oil pressure; engine diagnostics

CHASSIS
Brakes (diameter x width)

Front 11.5 in. x 0.20 in.

Rear 11.5 in. x 0.23 in.

Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 32º / 32º

Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals

COLOR OPTIONS(9)
Vivid black, brilliant silver pearl, sierra red pearl, chopper blue pearl


UNIQUE FEATURES
Silver powder-coated engine with polished covers; significantly reduced clutch lever effort; classic solo seat; mid-mount foot controls; low-rise handlebar


PRICING(10)
MSRP

Vivid black $6,495

Pearl or Sunglo $6,715

Two-tone N/A

Anodized N/A

Wheel option $320 (laced)

H-D® factory security system $275

ESPFI N/A

California emissions

Carb. $120

ESPFI N/A

Freight (applies to the 48 contiguous states and Alaska only) $195