2005 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 883L
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XL Sportster 883L
The new XL Sportster 883L features ergonomics designed specifically to fit smaller riders, and that make it easier to lift off its sidestand. A seat height of just 26 inches makes the 883L the lowest Sportster ever. A new solo seat has a lower cushion height than the seat on the XL Sportster 883, and the seat is also positioned further forward. New handlebars are pulled further back and are wider than those on the XL Sportster 883. Mid-mount foot controls will fit a wide variety of riders. Front and rear suspension is lowered and re-tuned to maintain precise handling while making it 40 percent easier to lift off its sidestand. The Sportster 883L will be offered in five colors, with a special tank graphic that differentiates it from other Sportster models.
XL Sportster 883L features:
Rubber-mounted 883cc XL Evolution engine
Silver powder-coated engine with polished covers
New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
Wide polished handlebar
Lowered front and rear suspension
Low solo seat
New fuel tank graphics
Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
Mid-mount foot controls
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank
DIMENSIONS U.S. UNITS
Length 90.1 in.
Laden(1) 26.0 in.
Ground Clearance 4.4 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
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)
Front Silver 13 spoke cast aluminum alloy
Rear Silver 13 spoke cast aluminum alloy
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) 30º / 31º
Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals
Vivid black, brilliant silver pearl, sierra red pearl, chopper blue pearl
Wide polished handlebar; lowered front and rear suspension; low solo seat; new fuel tank graphics
Vivid black $6,895
Pearl or Sunglo $7,115
Wheel option $320 (laced)
H-D® factory security system $275
Freight (applies to the 48 contiguous states and Alaska only) $195