2011 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

Want the full experience?

Download Latest Flash Player

2011 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

Want the full experience?

Download Latest Flash Player

About Harley-Davidson Sportster® SuperLow™

The brand NEW 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow XL883L has all the new motorcycle features you want for easy handling. This easy to ride motorcycle offered at an affordable price makes this all new motorcycle one to try. The Harley SuperLow features: Sportster tank, longer travel rear suspension, low seat height, and comfortable rider cock-pit. The Sportster tank is the classic Sportster peanut tank, with a 4.5 gallon capacity. And all SuperLow Sportster tanks are finished by hand and ooze authentic, premium Harley-Davidson custom style. Take the time to learn about all of the styling features and handling characteristics of the new 2011 Harley-Davidson SuperLow XL883L that make it authentic Harley and a different riding experience from other Sportsters. Also spend some time learning about other Sportsters including the Forty-Eight Dark Custom, or the Showa adjustable suspension on the new XR1200X. The 1200 Low is another one of the custom motorcycles and has a unique offering. Find the Harley Sportster that's right for you!

2011 Sportster®

SuperLow™

Starting at $7,999

Key Features

AUTHENTIC STYLING

Premium Styling Features

SuperLow™

The value and quality of the confidence-inspiring SuperLow™ model is unparalleled in its class. With a true Harley-Davidson® rumble, steel parts, premium paint and flawless chrome, this model reveals its authentic American motorcycle roots in every inch of detail.

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

Walnut Fuel Tank

SuperLow™

The 4.5-gallon walnut fuel tank offers spacious fuel capacity for a low-profile tank. It's tough, iconic and it leaves a good amount of room to show off more V-Twin. The tank graphic showcases the unique styling of the SuperLow™ motorcycle; as if the tank came right off the calligraphers brush.

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

Premium Paint

SuperLow™

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 in the sunglo and pearl colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

SuperLow™

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

SuperLow™

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.

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

Evolution® Engine Innovation

SuperLow™

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.

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

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

SuperLow™

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. Silver powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with polished rocker covers to complete the premium Harley-Davidson® look. Unmatched style and performance down to the very last detail. 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.

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

Classic Harley-Davidson Rumble

SuperLow™

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.

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

TECHNOLOGY

Artfully Hidden Technology

SuperLow™

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.

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

Intuitive Controls

SuperLow™

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)

SuperLow™

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.

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.

HANDLING

Comfortable Cockpit

SuperLow™

A combination of a low bucket seat, longer travel rear suspension and easy-grip handlebar creates a comfortable riding position for a wide range of riders. Ergonomically sound, this bike helps build confidence in all aspects of your journey—from lifting it off its side stand to handling and turning, and every bump, twisty and stop in between.

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

Advanced Front End Geometry

SuperLow™

A lighter feeling, highly maneuverable front end on the SuperLow™ model helps build rider confidence, especially when operating the bike at lower speeds. Lightweight front forks and triple clamps, and an 18 inch front wheel diameter combine to offer a smooth ride with easy handling. This is freedom on two wheels.

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

Enhanced Low Speed Maneuverability

SuperLow™

With an 18 inch wheel up front and a 17 inch wheel backing it up at the tail end, the light wheels and radial tires on the SuperLow™ motorcycle make handling a cinch. Cast black split 5-spoke machined rims weigh less and get you through turns and other low-speed maneuvers effortlessly.

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.

Final Drive Ratio

SuperLow™

Experience smooth handling at slow speed and easy acceleration off the line with the final drive ratio found on the SuperLow™ motorcycle. Electronic fuel injection coupled with trouble-free handling help create a confidence-inspiring ride that's perfect for anyone just beginning their journey on two wheels.

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

Unique Rear Suspension

SuperLow™

A lower, longer travel rear suspension on the SuperLow™ motorcycle sets you up with additional comfort on the road without sacrificing seat height. This unique suspension helps the SuperLow™ motorcycle barrel through bumps and other unexpected road conditions with ease.

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

Low Seat Height

SuperLow™

The low, ergonomic seat on the SuperLow™ model provides the ultimate in handling confidence. The combination of a low, 25.5 inch seat height plus a narrow frame makes it easy to maneuver your ride through turns and down straights at varying speeds. Just toss a leg over and crack the throttle—feel the freedom.

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

Tuned to Be Ridden

SuperLow™

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

SuperLow™

Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the SuperLow™ 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.

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

Seat Engineering and Design

SuperLow™

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

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

Specs & Pricing

Pricing 1

MSRP

Vivid Black $7,999
Color Option $8,289
Two-Tone Option $8,499
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

XL883L SuperLow™

SuperLow™

U.S. Units Metric Units

Dimensions

Length 86.1 in. 2,187 mm

Seat Height

Laden 2 25.5 in. 648 mm
Unladen 2 26.8 in. 681 mm
Ground Clearance 3.8 in. 97 mm
Rake Steering Head 31 ° 31 °
Trail 5.7 in. 145 mm
Wheelbase 59.3 in. 1,506 mm
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. 17 l
Oil Capacity 2.8 qt. 2.6 l

Weight

Dry Weight 536 lbs. 234.1 kg
Running Order 563 lbs. 255.4 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, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheel Option 7 N/A N/A
Rear 7 Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim

Tire Size

Front 120/70 ZR-18 120/70 ZR-18
Rear 150/60 ZR-17 150/60 ZR-17

Electrical

Instruments Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, 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, 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 warnings, low battery, security system (optional) High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, 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 24.4 / 24.7 ° 24.4 / 24.7 °
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Color Options

Color Options Vivid Black
Cool Blue Pearl
Merlot Sunglo / Vivid Black
Birch White / Sedona Orange
Vivid Black
Cool Blue Pearl
Merlot Sunglo / Vivid Black
Birch White / Sedona Orange
  • 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.

Back to Top
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.

H-D1™ Customization

H-D1™ Customization Shown with Genuine Motor Accessories Vehicle shown may vary visually by market.  Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.  See your dealer for details.
tls_spxl883l_dom_plist.pdf

Customize Your Harley

Customize Your Harley

Take the Customizer for a spin and accessorize any Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to fit you and your unique taste.

Build Your Bike

Shop for Parts

Shop for Parts

Find quality Harley-Davidson® parts and accessories for a specific year and model.

Buy Parts Online

H-D1™ Customization

H-D1™ Customization

Design your custom of one with Harley-Davidson and set yourself apart. One-of-a-kind bikes for one-of-a-kind riders.

Get Inspired