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2008 Harley Davidson XL 883C Sportster Custom

2008 Harley Davidson XL 883C Sportster Custom

XL 883C Sportster® 883 Custom

Forward foot controls and a 21-inch laced front wheel, a 4.5-gallon/17.0 litre fuel tank, two-up seat, and pullback handlebars give the 883 Custom laid-back style. It’s an affordable custom with authentic American V-Twin performance.

XL 883C Sportster® 883 Custom features:
  • Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 883cc engine
  • Silver powder-coated engine and with polished treatment
  • Chrome Laced Steel 21-inch front wheel
  • Silver Solid Disc Cast Aluminium 16-inch rear wheel
  • Chrome low-rise handlebar on pullback riser
  • One-piece, two-up Sportster Classic seat
  • Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
  • Low-Profile rear shocks
  • Forward foot controls
  • 4.5-gallon/17.0 litre fuel tank
  • NEW tank graphics
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications1 XL 883C Sportster® 883 Custom

Dimensions

Length (mm)..............................................................................................2275
Seat Height (mm).........................................................................................673
Ground Clearance (mm)...............................................................................112
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................30 / 119
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 30°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1520
Fuel Capacity (litres)......................................................................................17
Oil Capacity w/filter (litres)........................................................................... 3.4
Dry Weight (kg).......................................................................................... 255

Powertrain

Engine............................................................................. Air-cooled, Evolution™
Displacement (cu.cm)...................................................................................883
Bore x Stroke (mm)......................................................................... 76.2 x 96.8
Fuel System................................ Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio.................................................................................... 8.9:1
Exhaust System................... Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels/Tyres

Tyres:
Front................................................................................D402F MH90-21 54H
Rear................................................................................ D401 150/80B16 71H
Wheels:
Front............................................................................ 21” Chrome, steel laced
Rear.......................................................... 16” Silver, cast aluminium solid disc

Drivetrain

Primary Drive........................................................................ Chain, 34/57 ratio
Final Drive................................................................................ Belt, 28/68 ratio
Clutch.............................................................................................9-plate, wet
Transmission........................................................................................ 5-speed
Gear Ratios:
1st.......................................................................................................... 10.78
2nd........................................................................................................... 7.70
3rd........................................................................................................... 5.73
4th............................................................................................................ 4.75
5th............................................................................................................ 4.07

Chassis

Brakes, Dia (Front/Rear, mm)...............................................................292 / 292
Caliper Type................................................. Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Fork....................................................................................................39mm
Rear Shocks....................................................Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable

Suspension Travel:

Front (mm)..................................................................................................141
Rear (mm)....................................................................................................61
Frame.............................Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm.... Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded

Performance

Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1)5..................... 70 Nm / 52 ft lbs @ 3750 rpm
Lean Angle per SAE J1168 (Degrees Left/Right).........................................31 / 29

Electrical

Charging................................................................Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting....................1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement

Lights (as per country regulation):

Headlamp..................... Quartz Halogen, 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights....................................................................................5W/21W
Turn Signal Lights................................................................ 21W self-canceling
Instruments............. Handlebars-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; Time-of-day clock; Dual resettable tripmeter
Indicator Lamps.........................High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, security system

Colour Options

Vivid Black; Pacific Blue Pearl; Pewter Pearl; White Gold Pearl; Candy Red Sunglo;
Suede Blue Pearl & Vivid Black; Pacific Blue Pearl & Vivid Black; Crimson Red
Sunglo & Candy Red Sunglo

Model Features

Silver powder-coated engine; Chrome, bullet headlamp; Chrome, pull-back riser;
Forward-mounted rider footpegs; Standard passenger footpegs; Stainless steel,
low-rise handlebars; One-piece, two-up Sportster® classic seat; Low profile
rear shocks

Warranty

Warranty............................................................. 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval...................................................... First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

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