2005 Harley Davidson XL883R Sportster 883R

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2005 Harley-Davidson XL883R
Sportster 883R
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2005 Harley Davidson XL883R Sportster
2005 Harley-Davidson XL883R Sportster

2005 Harley Davidson XL883R Sportster
2005 Harley-Davidson XL883R Sportster



– 2005 Harley-Davidson XL883R Sportster 883R

Take a look at what just came down victory lane. The Sportster® 883R motorcycle is back, and it’s cleaner and meaner than ever. We stayed true to the authentic H-D orange racing paint scheme with a racier checkered flag graphic. But this incarnation gets the full blacked-out treatment: black calipers, fork sliders, air cleaner cover, handlebars, and rear springs. We even blacked-out the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine so it looks as good as it feels. Staggered shorty dual exhaust pipes. Two-up seat and passenger footpegs. Dual front disc brakes so even stopping is fun. The list goes on. But even with all the changes, one thing remains constant. The Sportster® 883R will always have a finish line in its sights.

The Sportster XL883R pays tribute to the famed Harley-Davidson XR dirt track racers with eye-catching, race-inspired styling elements. Most noticeable are the blacked-out Evolution powertrain and race-ready 883R graphics on the classic, orange 3.3-gallon fuel tank. A staggered shorty dual exhaust system and dual front disc brakes reflect the 883R’s competitive DNA.

Like all 2005 model year Sportsters, the 883R offers uncompromised comfort and handling thanks to its redesigned-in-2004 Evolution engine that’s rubber-mounted to a stronger, more rigid frame.


XL883R Sportster 883R features:

Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 883 engine
Blacked out engine, calipers, fork sliders, air cleaner cover, handlebars and rear springs.
Silver 13 spoke wheels
Race checkered tank
New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
Wide dirt-track inspired handlebars
Two up seat
Passenger footpegs
Staggered shorty dual exhaust
Mid-mount foot controls
Dual front disk brakes
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank

Like all 2005 model year Sportsters, the 883R offers uncompromised comfort and handling thanks to its redesigned-in-2004 Evolution engine that’s rubber-mounted to a stronger, more rigid frame.


Length 2288.5 mm

Seat Height

Laden(1) 713.7 mm

Unladen 745.0 mm

Ground Clearance 141.1 mm

Rake Steering Head/Trail 29.6º / 116.8 mm

Wheelbase 1524.0 mm

Fuel Capacity(2) 12.5 L

Oil Capacity 3.4 L


Dry Weight 254.0 kg

Running Order N/A


Engine(3) Evolution®

Displacement 883 cm³

Bore x Stroke 76.20 mm x 96.82 mm

Engine Torque(4)(5) 69.0 nm @ 4300 rpm

Fuel System(6) Carburetor

Compression Ratio 8.9:1

Liters per 100 KM(7)

Carb. 4.1 hwy / 4.9 city


Primary Drive Chain

Gear Ratio (overall)

1st 10.944

2nd 7.524

3rd 5.834

4th 4.806

5th 4.071



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


Electronics Optional security system

Instruments Electronic speedometer; odometer; resettable tripmeter; diagnostic readout

Indicator Lamps Oil pressure; engine diagnostics


Brakes (diameter x width)

Front 292.1 mm x 5.08 mm dual

Rear 292.1 mm x 5.84 mm

Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 32º / 32º

Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals


Vivid black, racing orange


Wide, dirt track inspired handlebar; lowered front and rear suspension; dual front disc brakes; two-up seat; racier fuel tank graphics


Solid $ 10,359

Pearl or Sunglo $ 10,689

Two-tone N/A

Custom N/A

Wheel option N/A

H-D® factory security system $410

All models feature 5-speed transmission and carbon fiber belt final drive; 40 mm constant velocity carburetor with enrichner and accelerator pump (except Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection models); multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

We reserve the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations.

Attention: The vehicle in the configuration shown and many of the accessories for this vehicle are not available for sale or use in several countries outside the U.S. Specifications and vehicle availability may vary from market to market depending on local importation and registration laws. Please check with your local retailerfor details.

Specifications may not match those of official certification in some markets due to timing of content release, variance in testing methods, and/or vehicle differences. Customers seeking officially recognized regulatory specifications for their vehicle should refer to certification documents and/or contact their respective retailer or distributor.

The Competition Act requires Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, to advise that the Retailer is under no obligation to accept the suggested retail prices, and may sell at any price he chooses. If he/she sells at prices other than the suggested prices, he/she will not suffer in any way his business relations with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. Prices are subject to change without notice. Retailer preparation and freight are extra.

(1) Measurement reflects 180 lb. / 81.7 kg operator weight.

(2) Includes reserve on carburetor-equipped models.

(3) Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2 (87 octane or higher for XL 883 models).

(4) Per SAE J607.

(5) Values shown are nominal. Performance varies by country.

(6) Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

(7) Based on tests conducted under ideal lab conditions per U.S.E.P.A. test procedures. Your mileage will vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration. Break-in mileage will vary.

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

(9) Availability of colors may vary from retailer to retailer and is subject to change without notice.

(10) Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color, laced wheel and fuel systems are available at additional cost. Prices exclude retailer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Retailer prices may vary.

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