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Harley Davidson, motorcycle reviews, Sportster, xl1200, xl883 -

Harley says that they’ve “really changed the Harley Davidson 883 inner workings.” – not just cosmetics. Is it just another marketing scheme? In a word, “no.” Before the launch, HD wanted to create a Sportster that you could buy to keep rather than using it as a stepping stone to the bigger Harleys. Our weekend aboard the XL 883 & XL 1200C certainly proved that point. The most significant difference on all 2004+ Sportster models is the new rubber mounted engine that required a complete reworking of the frame. These changes resulted in a stiffer chassis and smoothed out the...

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883, Harley Davidson, learner, Sportster, xl883 -

Is the Harley Sportster a good beginners bike? This is a question we get asked a lot and something I see all over the web.  I guess it's a favourite question because undoubtedly among the learner legal bikes the Harley Sportster looks pretty cool and 883ccs of capacity sounds like a lot of motor for the money. As a 'smaller' Harley, the Sportster has earned, somewhat unfairly, the reputation of girls bike or in some cases a 'starter Harley'. Absolutely not right, many riders get on bigger Harleys, other bikes and they come back to them for their own particular appeal....

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Harley Davidson, motorcycle reviews, Sportster, xl1200, xl883 -

Harley says that they’ve “really changed the Harley Davidson 883 inner workings.” – not just cosmetics.  Is it just another marketing scheme? In a word, “no.” Before the launch, HD wanted to create a Sportster that you could buy to keep rather than using it as a stepping stone to the bigger Harleys. Our weekend aboard the XL 883 & XL 1200C certainly proved that point. The most significant difference on all 2004+ Sportster models is the new rubber mounted engine that required a complete reworking of the frame. These changes resulted in a stiffer chassis and smoothed out the...

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