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2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster Review Specs Price

The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster is among those bikes that are known as trendsetters. It comes with a raw, stripped-down, and blacked-out appearance with perfectly fine-tuned suspension and tuck and roll seat—the black cast-aluminum wheels with machined highlights the overall stylish looks.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster – Features and Price

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster

Engine Features

The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster has a powerful 883cc air-cooled evolution engine that runs hard and smooth rides for thousands of miles. It helps in exploring new cities and highways and is all about freedom.

Blacked-out Look

It’s the poster motorcycle of the anti-chrome movement. The bike has a black powder-coated 883cc engine, including black rocker covers. Black on the throwback round air cleaner cover and all-new chopped fenders to show off a little rubber and black front forks, including gaiters to add a little old-school nostalgia.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster

Street Inspired Paint

The new paint jobs of the 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster makes it attractive and unique. It looks right against the backdrop of the urban grid and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. These are the tough finishes, as mean as the meanest street.

Low Seat and Slammed Suspension

The perfect blend of a lowered front and rear suspension with a low and narrow solo seat of 25.7 inches high gives ultimate comfort and confidence for riders of all sizes. The ride is highly responsive and, whether the rider is dodging urban potholes or out exploring the back roads.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster

Tuck and Roll Seat

The solo seat that combines modern comfort with an authentic “Tuck and Roll” design is inspired by the early days of the bobber.

Machined 9-Spoke Wheels

The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster comes with nine-spoke wheels that are black as night, where the rim meets the rubber and is set off by a more contemporary mechanical appearance machined into the spokes.

Drag-Style Handlebar

The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster is inspired by the drag strip with a low-rise, slammed black dray-style handlebar, an old-school garage feature that puts the rider in the forward and aggressive riding position.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster – Price

The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster is available for $9,499 to $10,199 only.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster – Technical Specifications


Length 86 inches (2,185 mm)
Overall Width 33.5 inches (850 mm)
Overall Height 44.9 in. (1,140 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 25.7 in. (653 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 29.9 in. (760 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in. (140 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
Fork Angle (deg) 30
Trail 4.6 in. (117 mm)
Wheelbase 59.6 in. (1,515 mm)
Tires, Type Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear
Tires, Front Model Scorcher® “31”
Tires, Front Specification 100/90B19 57H
Tires, Rear Model Scorcher® “31”
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal. (12.5 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 0.8 gal. (3 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt. (2.6 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (.95 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 545 lb. (247 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 564 lb. (256 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,000 lb. (454 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 335 lb. (152 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 665 lb. (302 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster Specs


Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore 3 in. (76.2 mm)
Stroke 3.811 in. (96.8 mm)
Displacement 53.9 cu in (883 cc)
Compression Ratio 9:01
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Exhaust Black exhaust headers and black mufflers
Lubrication System Dry-sump

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster Specs


Primary Drive Chain, 34/57 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 29/68 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 10.41
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.436
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 5.531
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.584
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.931
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th N/A


Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Wheels, Front Type Black 9 Spoke with Machined Highlights
Wheels, Front Width 2.15 in. (55 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Black 9 Spoke with Machined Highlights
Wheels, Rear Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Solid, uniform expansion rotors (Floating front)
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual No
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.24 in. (260 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Optional
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (92 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 1.6 in. (41 mm)

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster Specs


Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 54 ft-lb (73 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 51 mpg (4.6 l/100 km)


Battery Sealed lead-acid, 12V, maintenance-free, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (375W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power at 13.5V)
Starting 1.2kW electric including solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop Incandescent
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights N/A
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)
Lights, Rear Turn Signals Incandescent bullet turn signals
Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual trip meter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet N/A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A

Warranty And Service

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter


The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Sportster is an impressive motorcycle with plenty of unique features. The bike has a powerful engine known for ultimate power delivery throughout the ride. The solo seat ultimately gives comfort ride while suspension ensures the best damping force.

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