Why The Harley 883 Sportster?

By Allison R Thompson

Harley Davidson have been building motorcycles now for more than 100 years and today you have a number of different models to choose from. Yet of all the bikes that this company has produced some of the most popular and best selling models are the Sportster ones. In fact the Harley 883 Sportster is not only popular with men of all ages but women as well.

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 yourself a set of flush mounted leather saddlebags. 2. Get it fitted with a sport windshield. 3. Replace the seat that it comes with, with a deluxe touring one instead. 4. Get a low sissy bar along with a passenger backrest. 5. Fit on to it a sport rack, and then buy yourself the overnight rack and tank bags.

This will make it in to a great bike for going away on at weekends without having to comprise and lose any of its ride capability. Moreover, by putting on the new seat and including the passenger backrest it makes the Harley Sportster 883 even a more comfortable and enjoyable ride when two are on it.

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.

Today all the Harley Davidson 883 Sportster motorcycles have in them an Evolution V-Twin engine, which will have been bored out to 883cc. However, if a person wants to they can actually convert it so that it becomes a 1200cc size engine instead. If a person, wishes to do this their local Harley Davidson dealership will charge around $900 to do this work.

What a person needs to remember is that the 883 Sportster has been specifically designed as bike to cruise on and not do high speeds on. If you want speed then go for something a little more Japanese and plastic. Nevertheless, for a great days riding when the sun is high and wind is low you cannot do much worse than getting on one of these bikes and taking off.

What you will soon discover after owning your Harley 883 Sportster for even the shortest time that they are ideally suited to be ridden both in the city or out in the country. Also now that all the Harley Davidson motorcycles are fitted with a belt drive rather than a chain drive they sound much quieter and also much easier to maintain as well. So if you are looking for a bike which can hold its value but has all the qualities that you would look for in a custom made motorcycle you may want to consider one of these as your next purchase. - 29952

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