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2008 Harley Davidson XL 883R Sportster

2008 Harley Davidson XL 883R Sportster

XL 883R Sportster® 883R
Race-inspired and packed into a true ride for the street, the 883R features twin discs upfront and wide handlebars for intuitive control.  Blacked-out treatment throughout, including the 883cc V-Twin engine at its heart which pushes out a healthy dose of torque.  Whilst this model has been discontinued from the U.S. Harley-Davidson line-up for model year '08, due to its popularity in Europe the 883R will continued to be offered in the European region.

XL 883R Sportster 883R features

  • Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 883 engine
  • Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle-black treatment
  • Black handlebars, air cleaner cover and headlamp eyebrow
  • Race-inspired fuel tank graphics
  • One-piece, two-up seat
  • Black 13-spoke cast aluminium wheels
  • Dual front disc brakes
  • Low-rise handlebar
  • Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
  • Mid-mount foot controls
  • Classic 12.5 litre fuel tank
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications XL 883R Sportster® 883R

Dimensions

Length (mm)..............................................................................................2245
Seat Height (mm).........................................................................................714
Ground Clearance (mm)...............................................................................141
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................30 / 117
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 30°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1520
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” Black, 13-spoke cast aluminium
Rear..........................................................16” Black, 13-spoke cast aluminium

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 dual / 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)..................................................................................................104
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).........................................32 / 32

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; Dark Blue Pearl; Mirage Orange Pearl

Model Features

Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle-black treatment; Satin black finish
on side covers, air cleaner, front forks and visor; Mid-mounted rider footpegs;
Standard passenger footpegs; Black, low-rise handlebars; One-piece, two-up
Sportster® classic seat

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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