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2011 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

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About Harley-Davidson Sportster® Iron 883™

The 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 XL883N is an amazing way to get started with a custom motor bike. From the authentic Harley 883 cc engine to the chopped fenders to the peanut fuel tank, every piece of the Harley Sportster Iron 883 has the style you want in your custom motor bikes. For a combination of style and value look no further than the Harley-Davidson Iron 883. Also learn more about other Harley Sportster custom bikes such as the 1200 Low custom motorcycle and the Nightster with a vintage motorcycle look. The other Sportster motorcycles all have their own personality. Learn more about each bike and its distinct style. For custom bikes and more the 2011 Harley motorcycles have it all.

2011 Sportster®

Iron 883™

Starting at $7,999

Key Features

AUTHENTIC STYLING

Blacked-Out Look

Iron 883™

The Iron 883™ model is the anti-chrome motorcycle—decked in black from front to back with a defiant attitude that embraces the pure essence of riding. Black powder-coated 883cc engine with black rocker covers. Black chopped fenders that show off a lot of rubber. Black front forks with gators add an old-school look. Black oil tank cover, belt guard and drag bars. And black cast aluminum wheels that shoot Iron 883™ motorcycle into the modern rebel culture and keeps the rebellious fire burning with plenty of freedom for customization.

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Vehicle shown may vary visually by market.  Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.  See your dealer for details.
Vehicle shown may vary visually by market.  Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.  See your dealer for details.

Drag-Style Handlebar

Iron 883™

The low-rise, slammed black drag-style handlebar and black finish hand controls add to the stripped down, minimal look of the Iron 883™ motorcycle. Born at the drag strip, the drag-style handlebar is an old school garage feature that puts you in a forward, aggressive riding position.

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Stop-Turn-Tail Lights

Iron 883™

Old school looks meet new-school engineering. Black, retro-style bullet taillights combine functionality to work twice as hard—stop beams and running lights plus turn indicators in two low-profile rear lamps. This eliminates the need for extra lights, creating a clean, minimal look.

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Side-Mounted License Plate

Iron 883™

True to the clean, fast lines of the bike, the side-mounted license plate leaves the rear fender surface smooth and uncluttered. Minimal and unique—every inch of the Iron 883™ motorcycle is styled to perfection to achieve a raw, custom look.

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Classic Peanut Fuel Tank

Iron 883™

As one of the defining features of Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models for decades, the classic 3.3 gallon tapered peanut fuel tank still holds strong today with its traditional styling and modern attitude. Following the line of the bike from front to back, the peanut tank angles down just right into the solo Sportster seat. Attitude and looks all balled up into one.

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Premium Paint

Iron 883™

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

Iron 883™

All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that's what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make it worth their time.

ICONIC ENGINE

Evolution® Engine Heritage

Iron 883™

The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.
Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

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Evolution® Engine Innovation

Iron 883™

Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 883cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the open road.

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Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Iron 883™

Feast your eyes on the 883cc Evolution® engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated cylinders, cylinder heads and rocker covers complete the dark look while chrome pushrods highlight the iconic V-Twin. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power.
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 883cc Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

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Classic Harley-Davidson Rumble

Iron 883™

Iconic, fierce, the most distinct decibels you'll ever hear bouncing off city canyons or scenic country landscapes. The sound of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle has a rich history of its own. It's a classic roar. It's the sound of freedom, soul and self-expression.

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TECHNOLOGY

Artfully Hidden Technology

Iron 883™

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

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Intuitive Controls

Iron 883™

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

Iron 883™

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

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HANDLING

Low Seat & Slammed Suspension

Iron 883™

The combination of a lowered front and rear suspension together with a low, narrow solo seat—just 25.7 inches high—provides comfort and confidence for riders of all sizes and experience. A responsive ride for whipping through town or busting out onto the interstate.

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Tuned to Be Ridden

Iron 883™

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it's all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by being like everyone else.

COMFORT

Mid-Mounted Controls

Iron 883™

Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the Iron 883™ model. An easy reach and tight rider triangle is confidence-inspiring for new riders eager to set off on their journey and riders whose legs run slightly shorter than others.

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Specs & Pricing

Pricing 1

MSRP

Vivid Black N/A
Color Option $7,999
Two-Tone Option N/A
Custom Color Option N/A
Special Edition Color Option N/A
Security Option $370
Wheel Option N/A
ABS Option N/A
Reverse Option N/A
Cruise Control Option N/A
California Emissions $100
Freight $305
Power Pak™ (103 engine, Security, and ABS) N/A
Security Package (Security and ABS) N/A

XL883N Iron 883™

Iron 883™

U.S. Units Metric Units

Dimensions

Length 85.8 in. 2,179 mm

Seat Height

Laden 2 25.7 in. 653 mm
Unladen 2 26.9 in. 683 mm
Ground Clearance 3.9 in. 99 mm
Rake Steering Head 31 ° 31 °
Trail 4.8 in. 122 mm
Wheelbase 59.8 in. 1,519 mm
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal. 12.5 l
Oil Capacity 2.8 qt. 2.6 l

Weight

Dry Weight 548 lbs. 248.6 kg
Running Order 565 lbs. 256.3 kg

Luggage Capacity

Volume N/A N/A
Weight N/A N/A

Powertrain

Engine 3 Air-cooled, Evolution® Air-cooled, Evolution®
Displacement 53.9 cu. in. 883 cc
Bore x Stroke 3 in. / 3.812 in. 76.2 mm / 96.8 mm
Engine Torque J1349 J1349
Engine Torque 4 55 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm 75 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Fuel System 5 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.9:1
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio Chain, 57/34 ratio

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy City 6 45 mpg 5.23 l/100 km
Fuel Economy Hwy 6 60 mpg 3.92 l/100 km

Gear Ratio (Overall)

1st 10.407 10.407
2nd 7.436 7.436
3rd 5.53 5.53
4th 4.583 4.583
5th 3.93 3.93
6th N/A N/A

Wheels / Tires

Wheels

Front 7 Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Option 7 N/A N/A
Rear 7 Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Tire Size

Front 100/90-19 57H 100/90-19 57H
Rear 150/80B16 71H 150/80B16 71H

Electrical

Instruments Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional) High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)

Chassis

Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Parking Brake N/A N/A
Lean Angle 30 / 29 ° 30 / 29 °
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Color Options

Color Options Chrome Yellow
Black Denim
Chrome Yellow
Black Denim
  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

  • 3

    Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

  • 4

    Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

  • 5

    Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

  • 6

    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.

  • 7

    Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

  • 8

    North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

  • 9

    See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.

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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.

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