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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

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.


Dry Weight 553.0 lbs.

Running Order N/A

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


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 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

Vivid black, brilliant silver pearl, sierra red pearl, chopper blue pearl

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


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


California emissions

Carb. $120


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

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