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2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N


– 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N

With a defiant attitude embracing the pure essence of riding, the new Iron 883™ model is the latest Harley-Davidson Dark Custom™ motorcycle. The Iron 883 provides responsive handling, smooth clutch effort and durable carbon reinforced drive belt while pushing the styling of motorcycling minimalism to the edge. Decked in black from fender-to-fender, the new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle brings the beat of an 883 Evolution® engine backed up by a combo of gritty, old-school garage features like front fork gaiters, drag style handlebar and side-mount license plate holder. A ticket to ride the Iron 883 starts at just $7,899 MSRP, leaving plenty of freedom for customization.

The black powder-coated 883cc Evolution powertrain with black covers takes the Iron 883 motorcycle deep into the heart of darkness. With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a broad torque curve, the Iron 883 delivers plenty of power for the city scene. The pipes on the straight cut shorty dual exhaust flow the distinctive Harley-Davidson V-Twin sound. The black chopped rear fender with its combination stop/turn/tail lights shows more of the 150 mm rear tire and black, 13-spoke cast aluminum wheel, while the front tire also rides on a black wheel. The rest of the Iron 883 gets a darker-suited presence with black front forks and fender supports, fuel tank, oil tank cover, belt guard, drag style handlebar and mid mount foot controls. A classic solo seat with a height of 25.3 inches fits the lone rider, while a passenger seat and a backrest in complementing black finishes can be added as accessories.

Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles like the Iron 883 have stood against the grain since their introduction in 1957, when the modern rebel culture was being bred from restless veterans and hot rod pioneers. Sportster motorcycles became the starting point for many legendary choppers of the 1960s, while also getting pumped up for championship dirt racing and dare devil stunt riding in the 1970s.

The Iron 883 model continues that rebellious tradition with responsive handling, smooth clutch effort and durable carbon reinforced drive belt while pushing the styling of motorcycling minimalism to the edge. Decked in black from fender-to-fender, the new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle brings the beat of an 883 Evolution® engine backed up by a combo of gritty, old-school garage features like front fork gaiters, drag style handlebar and side-mount license plate holder. A ticket to ride the Iron 883 starts at just $7,899 MSRP, leaving plenty of freedom for customization.

“The Iron 883 defies the plastic conventions of other motorcycles at this price,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s got old school style, a new school ride and gives the owner a platform for creative customization.”

The black powder-coated 883cc Evolution powertrain with black covers takes the Iron 883 deep into the heart of darkness. With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a broad torque curve, the Iron 883 delivers plenty of power for the city scene. The pipes on the straight cut shorty dual exhaust flow the distinctive Harley-Davidson V-Twin sound.

The black chopped rear fender with its combination stop/turn/tail lights shows more of the 150 mm rear tire and black, 13-spoke cast aluminum wheel, while the front tire also rides on a black wheel. The rest of the Iron 883 gets a darker-suited presence with black front forks and fender supports, fuel tank, oil tank cover, belt guard, drag style handlebar and mid mount foot controls.

A one-piece, solo classic seat with a height of 25.3 inches fits the lone rider, while a passenger seat and a backrest in complementing black finishes can be added as accessories.

As the latest of the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycles, the Iron 883 is stripped down and ripe for custom creativity.

 

Iron 883 features and highlights:

Rubber-mounted Evolution 883 cc V-Twin black powder-coated engine
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Black fuel tank with unique graphics
Black front forks with gaiters
Black belt guard and front fender supports
Black, 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear
Black low rise drag style handlebar
Black mid-mount foot controls
Black low profile front fender
Black chopped rear fender with combination rear stop/tail/turn lights
Chrome staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Side-mounted license plate holder
One-piece, solo Sportster classic seat
25.3-inch seat height
Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank



 

Also Available
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom XL1200C
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low XL1200L
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Custom XL883C
2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Low XL883L

 

 

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N – USA Specifications
MSRP starting at $7,899

Dimensions
Length 85.80 in. (2179.32 mm)
Overall Width 32.32 in. (820.93 mm)
Overall Height 43.60 in. (1107.44 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 25.30 in. (642.62 mm)
– Unladen 26.30 in. (668.02 mm)

Ground Clearance 3.90 in. (99.06 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29.6°
Fork Angle 29.6°
Trail 4.60 in. (116.84 mm)
Wheelbase 60.00 in. (1524.00 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, blackwall):
– Front – D401F 100/90-19 57H
– Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H

Fuel Capacity
3.30 gal. (12.49 L) (warning light at approximately .80 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.80 qts. (2.65 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Weight:
– As Shipped 548 lbs. (248.57 kg)
– In Running Order 565 lbs. (256.28 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
– Gross 1000 lbs. (453.59 kg)
– Front Axle Weight Rating 335 lbs. (151.95 kg)
– Rear 665 lbs. (301.64 kg)

Engine
Engine3
Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves
Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke
3 in. x 3.812 in.
(76.20 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement3
53.89 cu. in. (883.10 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1

Fuel System9
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner
Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System
Dry-sump

Drivetrain
Primary Drive
Chain, 57/34 ratio
Final Drive
Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet

Transmission
5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S. HDI JPN
– 1st 10.782 10.782 10.782
– 2nd 7.702 7.702 7.702
– 3rd 5.728 5.728 5.728
– 4th 4.748 4.748 4.748
– 5th 4.071 4.071 4.071

Chassis
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; preload dual-adjustable

Wheels4:
Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
– Front 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.60 mm x 54.61 mm)
– Rear 16 in. x 3 in. (406.40 mm x 76.20 mm)

Brakes:
– Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
– Rotor Type Patented, uniform expansion rotors
(diameter x width):
– Front 11.50 in. x .20 in. (292.10 mm x 5.08 mm)
– Rear 11.50 in. x .23 in. (292.10 mm x 5.84 mm)

Suspension Travel:
– Front Wheel 3.62 in. (91.95 mm)
– Rear Wheel 1.63 in. (41.40 mm)

performance
Engine Torque5 (per SAE J1349):
– North America 55 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (74.58 NM @ 3500 rpm)
– World 51.29 ft. lbs. @ 3750 rpm (69.55 NM @ 3750 rpm)
– Japan 49.07 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (66.54 NM @ 3500 rpm)

Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
– Right 30°
– Left 29°

Fuel Economy7
(EPA urban/highway test) 45/60 mpg (5.23/3.92 L/100 km)

Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging
Single-phase, 30-amp system
(357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting
1.2 kW electric with 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 Per Lamp
– Turn Signal Lights 28W self-canceling
– Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnositcs,
low fuel warning, low battery, security system6 (optional)

Warranty8
24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval
First 1,000 miles (1,600 km),
every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
7 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.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron XL883N – Canada Specifications
* MSRP starting at $9,569 CDN

DIMENSIONS METRIC UNITS
Length 2179.32 mm
Seat Height
Laden 1 642.62 mm
Unladen 668.02 mm
Ground Clearance 99.06 mm
Rake Steering Head/Trail 29.6° / 116.84 mm
Wheelbase 1524 mm
Track Width N/A
Fuel Capacity 12.49 L
Oil Capacity 2.65 L
Weight
Dry Weight 248.57 kg
Running Order 256.28 kg
Luggage Capacity
Volume N/A
Weight N/A

POWERTRAIN
Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™
Displacement 883.10 cc
Bore x Stroke 76.20 mm x 96.82 mm
Engine Torque 3 74.58 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Fuel System 4 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Liters per 100 KM
ESPFI 3.92 L/100km hwy / 5.23L/100km city
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio
Gear Ratio (overall)
1st 10.782
2nd 7.702
3rd 5.728
4th 4.748
5th 4.071
6th N/A

WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels 5
Front Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Rear Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Option N/A
Tire Size
Front 100/90-19 57H
Rear 150/80B16 71H

ELECTRICAL
Instruments Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, hazard warning integrated into self-canceling turn signal controls
Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)
Reverse Function N/A

CHASSIS
Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Parking Brake N/A
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 30° / 29°
Exhaust System Straight cut, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
COLOR OPTIONS
Black Denim; Brilliant Silver Denim

PRICING 7
MSRP
Black $9,569
Color $9,569
Two-Tone $ N/A
Custom Color $ N/A
Security $420
Wheel Option $ N/A
ABS Option $ N/A
Reverse Option $ N/A
Cruise Control $ N/A
Freight $ N/A

1 Measurement reflects 180 lb./81.7 kg operator weight.
2 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
7 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.




 

 

Media/Press Releases

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON IRON 883™ MODEL IS DRESSED FOR A DARK RIDE
New Sportster® Motorcycle Takes the Stage with Aggressive Attitude

MILWAUKEE (January 26, 2009) – With a defiant attitude embracing the pure essence of riding, the new Iron 883 model is the latest Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles like the Iron 883 have stood against the grain since their introduction in 1957, when the modern rebel culture was being bred from restless veterans and hot rod pioneers. Sportster motorcycles became the starting point for many legendary choppers of the 1960s, while also getting pumped up for championship dirt racing and dare devil stunt riding in the 1970s.

The Iron 883 model continues that rebellious tradition with responsive handling, smooth clutch effort and durable carbon reinforced drive belt while pushing the styling of motorcycling minimalism to the edge. Decked in black from fender-to-fender, the new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle brings the beat of an 883 Evolution® engine backed up by a combo of gritty, old-school garage features like front fork gaiters, drag style handlebar and side-mount license plate holder. A ticket to ride the Iron 883 starts at just $7,899 MSRP, leaving plenty of freedom for customization.

“The Iron 883 defies the plastic conventions of other motorcycles at this price,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s got old school style, a new school ride and gives the owner a platform for creative customization.”

The black powder-coated 883cc Evolution powertrain with black covers takes the Iron 883 deep into the heart of darkness. With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a broad torque curve, the Iron 883 delivers plenty of power for the city scene. The pipes on the straight cut shorty dual exhaust flow the distinctive Harley-Davidson V-Twin sound.

The black chopped rear fender with its combination stop/turn/tail lights shows more of the 150 mm rear tire and black, 13-spoke cast aluminum wheel, while the front tire also rides on a black wheel. The rest of the Iron 883 gets a darker-suited presence with black front forks and fender supports, fuel tank, oil tank cover, belt guard, drag style handlebar and mid mount foot controls.

A one-piece, solo classic seat with a height of 25.3 inches fits the lone rider, while a passenger seat and a backrest in complementing black finishes can be added as accessories.

As the latest of the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycles, the Iron 883 is stripped down and ripe for custom creativity. Dark Custom motorcycle riders have the youngest average age for Harley-Davidson buyers. Soul mates of the Iron 883 include the Nightster®, Night Train®, Cross Bones®, Fat Bob® and Street Bob® motorcycles. Check out more on Dark Custom motorcycles at www.harley-davidson.com/darkcustom.

The Iron 883 is available in Black Denim and Brilliant Silver Denim colors.

Iron 883 features and highlights:

Rubber-mounted Evolution 883 cc V-Twin black powder-coated engine

Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Black fuel tank with unique graphics

Black front forks with gaiters

Black belt guard and front fender supports

Black, 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear

Black low rise drag style handlebar

Black mid-mount foot controls

Black low profile front fender

Black chopped rear fender with combination rear stop/tail/turn lights

Chrome staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Side-mounted license plate holder

One-piece, solo Sportster classic seat

25.3-inch seat height

Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System

Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

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