2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Specifications

2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883N Iron 883 is the personification of a stealthy and evocative bike that the Sportster line has been known for since it was born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of the 50’s.

The Iron 883 is for those who want their first taste of that ride-hard-and-put-up-wet lifestyle. It’s for those who want to tear up asphalt and back roads instead of polishing paint and chrome.



Displacement: 883.32 ccm (53.90 cubic inches)
Engine type:    V2, four-stroke
Engine details:    Air-cooled, Evolution®
Torque: 74.58 Nm (7.6 kgf-m or 55.0 ft.lbs) @ 3500 RPM
Compression: 8.9:1
Bore x stroke: 76.2 x 96.8 mm (3.0 x 3.8 inches)
Fuel system:    Injection. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Lubrication system:    Dry-sump
Cooling system:    Air
Gearbox:    5-speed

Physical Measures

Dry weight:    248.6 kg (548.0 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:    256.3 kg (565.0 pounds)
Seat height:    653 mm (25.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length:    2,179 mm (85.8 inches)
Ground clearance:    99 mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,519 mm (59.8 inches)
Fuel capacity:    12.49 litres (3.30 gallons)
Oil capacity:    2.60 litres (0.17 quarts)


Final drive:    Belt
Clutch:    Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Driveline:    Chain primary drive, 57/34 ratio
Fuel consumption:    4.61 litres/100 km (21.7 km/l or 51.02 mpg)
Greenhouse gases:    107.0 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust system:    Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers


Front brakes:    Single disc. Dual-piston
Front brakes diameter:    292 mm (11.5 inches)
Rear brakes:    Single disc. Single-piston
Rear brakes diameter:    260 mm (10.2 inches)
Wheels:    Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum


Frame type:    Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Rake (fork angle):    30.5°
Trail:    117 mm (4.6 inches)
Front suspension: 39 mm
Front suspensiontravel:    92 mm (3.6 inches)
Rear suspension travel:    54 mm (2.1 inches)


Front Tyre dimensions:    100/90-B19
Rear Tyre dimensions:    150/80-B16

2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 on the road

2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Back View

2012 Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron 883 Red Color


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