2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Review
No chrome, no apologies…just an authentic ride.
Smooth travel riding suspension, cozy cruising postion and easy handling for endless miles.
Reflecting the style of riders who want a quality ride with no hassles, the blacked-out, back-alley bruiser is the “anti-chrome” Harley® model. With straight cut, dual shorty mufflers, a slammed, drag-style handlebar, front fork gaiters, chopped rear fender and solo seat, the Iron 883 is a raw, stripped-down, aggressive bike that gives the rider an authentic, throwback riding experience. Born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of the 1950s, the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® represents the uninhibited essence of motorcycling.
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 oil tank cover, belt guard and drag bars.
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.
CLASSIC PEANUT FUEL TANK
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Unique effects.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
EVOLUTION® ENGINE HERITAGE
The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.
EVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
LOW SEAT & SLAMMED SUSPENSION
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road.
MICHELIN® SCORCHER™ TIRES