The Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 features a trademarked Evolution air-cooled engine that is constructed using innovative displacement technology, as of 2015. The electronic sequential port fuel injection system facilitates a combined 52 mpg fuel efficiency rating. With a ground clearance of 4.3 inches, the 562-pound bike has low front and rear suspension that provides comfortable handling for all types of riders.
The Sportster Iron 883 is part of Harley-Davidson's Dark Custom motorcycle line. It has a 25.7-inch seat height and a 59.6-inch wheel base. Michelin Scorcher tires feature deep-cut tread design using synthetic polymers for grip performance. The primary drive train ratio is 34/57; engine torque is 53.8 ft-lb; and lean angle is 27 degrees to the right and 28 degrees to the left. Front and rear brakes are dual-piston.
Design specifications include a tuck and roll seat, tapered peanut fuel tank and low-rise, drag-style handlebar with black controls. Engine details include a round air cleaner cover as well as black-coated cylinders, heads and rocker covers. Without a carburetor, the fuel injection system decreases time spent on routine maintenance. The exhaust is chrome with dual mufflers, while both the front and rear wheels are Black 9 Spoke with machined highlights.
As of November 2015, the hard candy color and anti-lock brakes are optional features for the Sportster Iron 883.