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2008 Harley Davidson XL 883 Low

2008 Harley Davidson XL 883 L

XL 883L Sportster® 883 Low

The 883 Low features a seat height of just 25.3 inches/643mm and an ergonomics package that offers precise handling for smaller riders or anyone who enjoys a narrow and agile motorcycle with classic Sportster style and Evolution V-Twin performance.

XL Sportster® 883L features:

  • Isolation-mounted XL 883cc Evolution engine
  • Silver powder-coated engine with polished alloy treatment
  • Lowered front and rear suspension
  • Chrome laced steel wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear
  • Wide reduced-reach polished handlebars
  • Reduced Reach solo seat
  • Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
  • Mid-mount foot controls
  • Lowest-Profile rear shocks
  • Lowest-Profile front forks
  • Easy Reach sidestand
  • Classic 3.3-gallon/12.5 litre fuel tank
  • NEW tank graphics
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications1 XL 883L Sportster® 883 Low

Dimensions

Length (mm)..............................................................................................2250
Seat Height (mm).........................................................................................643
Ground Clearance (mm).................................................................................99
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................30 / 117
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 30°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1515
Fuel Capacity (litres).................................................................................. 12.5
Oil Capacity w/filter (litres)........................................................................... 3.4
Dry Weight (kg).......................................................................................... 251

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.............................................................................. D401F 100/90-19 57H
Rear................................................................................ D401 150/80B16 71H
Wheels:
Front............................................................................ 19” Chrome, steel laced
Rear............................................................................. 16” Chrome, steel laced

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)..................................................................................................117
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; Pewter Pearl; White Gold Pearl; Dark Blue Pearl; Crimson Red Sunglo

Model Features

Silver powder-coated engine with polished treatment covers; Polished headlamp
visor; Chrome trim ring with black body headlamp; Chrome riser; Mid-mounted
rider footpegs; Stainless steel, wide, classic touring handlebars; Reduced reach
solo seat; Low profile front forks; 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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