New Sportster® Motorcycle Takes the Stage with Aggressive Attitude
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (January 26, 2009) – With a defiant attitude embracing the pure essence of riding, the new Iron 883 is the latest Harley-Davidson® Dark CustomTM motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models like the Iron 883 have stood against the grain since their introduction in 1957, when the modern rebel culture was being bred from restless veterans and hot rod pioneers. The Sportster models became the starting point for many legendary choppers of the 1960s, while also getting pumped up for championship dirt racing and daredevil stunt riding in the 1970s.
The Iron 883 bike keeps that rebellious tradition with responsive handling, smooth clutch effort, and a durable, carbon reinforced drive belt, while pushing the styling of motorcycling minimalism to the edge. Decked in black from fender to fender, the new Harley-Davidson® Iron 883 brings the beat of an 883 EvolutionTM engine, backed up by a combo of gritty, old-school garage features like front fork gaiters, drag style handlebar, and side-mount license plate holder. A ticket to ride the Iron 883 starts at just $9,569 Canadian MSRP, leaving plenty of freedom for customization.
Ric Marrero, Marketing Programs & Events Director for Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada commented: “This bike has so much potential for creative customization and comes with a very attractive price tag which will make it all the more fun to tailor to individual taste.”
The black powder-coated 883 cc EvolutionTM powertrain with black covers takes the Iron 883 bike deep into the heart of darkness. With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a broad torque curve, the Iron 883 delivers plenty of power for the city scene. The pipes on the straight cut shorty dual exhaust flow the distinctive American V-Twin sound.
The black chopped rear fender with its combination stop/turn/tail lights shows more of the 150 mm rear tire and black, 13-spoke cast aluminum wheel, while the front tire also rides on a black wheel. The rest of the Iron 883 bike gets a darker-suited presence with black front forks and fender supports, fuel tank, oil tank cover, belt guard, drag style handlebar, and mid-mount foot controls.
A one-piece, solo classic seat with a height of 25.3 inches fits the lone rider, while a passenger seat and a backrest in complementing black finishes can be added as accessories.
As the latest of the Harley-Davidson® Dark Customs, the Iron 883 bike is stripped down and ripe for custom creativity. Dark Custom motorcycle riders have the youngest average age for Harley-Davidson buyers. Soul mates of the Iron 883 include the NightsterTM, Night Train®, Cross BonesTM, Fat Bob®, and Street Bob® motorcycles. Check out more on Dark Custom motorcycles at www.harley-davidson.com/darkcustom.
The Iron 883 bike is available in Black Denim and Brilliant Silver Denim colours.
Iron 883 motorcycle features and highlights:
Rubber-mounted EvolutionTM 883 cc V-Twin black powder-coated engine
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Black fuel tank with unique graphics
Black front forks with gaiters
Black belt guard and front fender supports
Black, 13-spoke cast wheels, 19-inch front/16-inch rear
Black low-rise drag style handlebar
Black mid-mount foot controls
Black low-profile front fender
Black chopped rear fender with combination rear stop/tail/turn lights
Chrome staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Side-mounted license plate holder
One-piece, solo Sportster® classic seat
25.3-inch seat height
Optional Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, and general merchandise. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson website at www.harley-davidson.com.
About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® and Buell® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and AccessoriesTM, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson and Buell Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario.