2006 Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R
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– 2006 Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R
Take a look at what just came down victory lane. The Sportster® 883R model is back, cleaner and meaner than ever. Wide rear tire and fender. Staggered shorty dual exhaust pipes. Two-up seat with passenger pegs. Dual disc brakes up front. We stayed true to the authentic H-D racing look, available in three schemes: black on orange, black on black or black on silver. There’s a racy checkered-flag graphic. And check out the blacked-out treatment: satin black calipers, forks, air cleaner cover, handlebars and rear springs. Even the Evolution® engine is cloaked in black. Lift the stand, twist the throttle, and just like that, it’s Saturday night at the racetrack.
XL 883R Sportster® 883 Roadster Model Overview
The thundering Harley-Davidson XR flat-track racer is the inspiration for the XL Sportster 883R. The Evolution V-Twin powertrain is finished in wrinkle-black powdercoat. The 13-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, handlebars, fork sliders, headlamp eyebrow, air cleaner cover and rear springs are also finished in no-nonsense black. Top it off with dual front disc brakes, chrome shorty dual exhaust and Harley-Davidson racing graphics on the fuel tank. You can almost smell dirt and hear the crowd. A new sidestand reduces the effort required to lift the bike off the stand by 40 percent. Available for 2006 in new Mirage Orange, Vivid Black or Brilliant Silver.
XL Sportster 883R features:
Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 883 engine
Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle-black covers
New smoother, quieter transmission
New lighter clutch effort
Black handlebars, air cleaner cover, fork sliders, headlamp eyebrow and springs
One-piece, two-up seat
New black 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels
Dual front disc brakes
Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
Mid-mounted foot controls
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank
New sidestand design
Race-inspired tank graphic
2006 XL 883R SPORTSTER® 883R SPECIFICATIONS1
Length 90.1 in. (2288.5 mm)
Laden2 28.1 in. (713.7 mm)
Unladen 29.9 in. (759.5 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29.6°
Fork Angle 29.6°
Trail 4.6 in. (116.8 mm)
Wheelbase 60.0 in. (1524.0 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series):
Front – D401F 100/90-19 57H
Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity3 (includes 0.8-gallon reserve) 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.8 gal. (3.0 L)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Dry Weight 560 lbs. (254 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order 579 lbs. (263 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1000 lbs. (454 kg)
Engine4 Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore x Stroke 3.00 in. x 3.81 in. (76.20 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement 53.86 cu. in. (883 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System3 Carburetor
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio (57/38 ratio)
Final Drive Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Overall Ratio: U.S. HDI JPN
1st 10.782 10.410 10.063
2nd 7.702 7.436 7.188
3rd 5.728 5.531 5.346
4th 4.748 4.584 4.431
5th 4.071 3.931 3.800
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame,
circular sections, cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil over, dual-adjustable preload
Wheels5 (Steel Laced option): Black/silver, 13-spoke cast aluminum alloy
Front 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.6 mm x 54.61 mm)
Rear 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Front Wheel 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rear Wheel 4.1 in. (104.1 mm)
Engine Torque (per SAE J607)6:
North America 51 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm (69 NM @ 4300 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
MPG (EPA urban/highway test)7 48/57 mpg (4.9/4.1 L/100 km)
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour,
200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Single-phase, 22-amp system
(259W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 283W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric w/solenoid shift
starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights 8W/28W (5W/21W)
Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
security system8 (optional)
Engine Trim Black powder-coated
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Levers Mid-mount controls
Handlebars Black, low-rise
Instruments Speedometer w/odometer, dual
resettable tripmeter, diagnostic readout
Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Mirage Orange Pearl
Warranty10 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every
5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter11
1 Harley-Davidson reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications
at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications may vary from
country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Includes reserve on carburetor-equipped models.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2 (87 octane or higher for XL883 models).
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 Values shown are nominal. Performance varies by country.
7 Based on tests conducted under ideal lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures.
Your mileage will vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions,
trip length, vehicle conditions, and vehicle configuration. Break-in mileage will vary.
8 North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
10 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
11 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile
(4,000 km) intervals.