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Harley 883 Sportster - Not Just Great Looks!

Harley 883 Sportster - Not Just Great Looks!


Harley 883 Sportster - Not Just Great Looks!

by Allison R Thompson

The Harley Davidson Motorcycle company produce a number of different models but one of the most popular and best selling is those that are in the Sportster group. Especially popular with young and old, men and women today is the Harley 883 Sportster.

As with all of the motorcycles that this company produces, the Harley Davidson 883 Sportster is a very versatile one and comes with a number of features that provide it with the same kinds of looks as the XLCH version produced back in 1958. However, if you want to make yours more into a touring bike then all you need to do is add a few additional features to it and below we take a look at what these are.

1. Get a set of the flush mounted leather saddlebags from your local dealership. 2. Arrange for a Harley Dealership to either fit it with a sport windshield or you could try and fit this yourself. 3. Instead of sticking with the seat that the motorcycle first came with replace it with a deluxe touring one. 4. Get a low sissy bar fitted and also a backrest for your passenger. 5. Fit it with a sport rack and purchase an tank bag and an overnight rack bag.

Adding these few additional parts to your Harley 883 Sportster will make it a great fun bike for those weekends away without any compromise being made to its ride capability. Moreover, anyone who comes along for the ride will have just a great time as you because of the more comfortable seat and backrest that you have provided for them.

As previously mentioned the latest versions of all the Harley Davidson Sportster's look very similar to the XLCH Sportster produced back in 1958. The only difference being is that the parts have changed since then and only good quality modern parts are fitted to these machines.

All the latest Harley Davidson 883 Sportster's are fitted with an Evolution V-Twin engine which has a total of 883cc. But should a person wish to they can have the engine bored out further by their Harley Davidson dealership for around $900 and this will increase the engines capacity up to 1200cc.

However what one should remember is that the 883 Sportster has been purely designed for cruising the highways and byways at reasonable not fast speeds. So if you are a pure speed freak then it may be wiser to sink your money into some thing Japanese made. But when the sun is high and there is very little wind around a bike like this will make motorcycle riding extremely pleasurable.

In fact, the Harley 883 Sportster is suited both to riding in the city or down long and winding country roads. Plus since being fitted with a belt drive rather than the more traditional chain drive they are much quieter and cleaner than before, plus they are actually a lot easier to maintain as well. Therefore, if you want a bike that holds its value and retains all the qualities that are synonymous with such an iconic motorcycle company you cannot do much worse than consider buying one of these machines.

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