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2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883
2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883
2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883
2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883



2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Review

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 on Totalmotorcycle.com

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.

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


 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW Paint color options including Hard Candy Custom™ color
• Front and rear brakes with a large front rotor, rigid front and rear calipers with large pistons, and braided stainless steel brake lines
• Optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
• Trip switch function allows odometer to display gear indicator and rpm
• Optional keyless H-D® Factory Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob
• Integrated electrical system including hand controls, speedometer, wire harness, oil tank, and side covers
• Blacked-out side covers to match bodywork finish
• Michelin® Scorcher® “31” 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

 

 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Totalmotorcycle.com 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 the Iron 883™ motorcycle into the modern rebel culture and keep 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.

Hard Candy Custom™ Paint

Hard Candy Custom™ paint is a large metal flake finish that’s more than just paint job, it’s a shining declaration of independence—bright, bold and unique. If you’d like to have your Iron 883™ motorcycle dripping with even more custom attitude and unruly style, finish it off with optional Hard Candy Custom™ Quicksilver Flake paint. This is big, bold metal flake paint laid down the old school way, with layer upon layer of hand-sanded clear coat. It’ll put even more dark magic on your tank and fenders.

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 about holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

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’s 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 detail and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

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. 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, 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.

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® motorcycle, you just know. You feel more dialed in, comfortable and attuned to the road and everything around you. In designing these 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 other features, too, like a trip switch and vehicle “start” switch as all Sportster models are keyless. 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® motorcycle a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

Integrated Electrical System

Coursing through every Sportster® model is a 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 voltage regulator with modified fins and integrated connectors to improve heat rejection. Like you, the Sportster® motorcycles are wired and ready to chase wind and eat up miles of pavement.

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 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.

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) (Optional)

When the burrito exit comes out of nowhere, you’ll need a little extra braking power. That’s why optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) are 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?

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.

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.

 

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price:
Color Option $8,399; Hard Candy Color Option $9,149 USD

PRICING 6
Color Option $8,399
Hard Candy Color Option $9,149
Security Option $395
ABS Option $795
California Emissions $100
Freight $360

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.

ENGINE
Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 3 in.
Stroke 3.811 in.
Displacement 53.9 cu in
Compression Ratio 09:01
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

CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
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

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

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

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

 

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Color Option $ 10,369; Hard Candy Custom $ 11,279 CDN

PRICING
Color Option $ 10,369
Hard Candy Custom $ 11,279
Security Option $ 490
ABS Option $ 960

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

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

CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
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.) 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 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, RPM/gear display, ABS light (optional), LED indicator lights

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

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.

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