2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Review

Review Title: I love this Thing!
Ratings
Overall★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reliability★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Performance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Comfort★ ★ ★

This is my first bike. I've been riding a couple of years and shopping around. I was going to buy the 1200 Nightster, but when I saw this, this was exactly it. don't think you'll be able to be a speed demon, this bike does not have a lot of power. It has decent low end speed and will get up to 60 with no problem, after that, it gets rough, but if you're not buying a sportbike, you weren't really thinking about the speed. I put a slipstreamer tombstone windshield on there, and it makes the ride a breeze around 75mph. You MUST get the suspension changed though. Even hitting a manhole cover at 35 mph can damn near crack your pelvis. I just stand up a bit when I see them coming. Also, the mid controls can get a bit cramped, I just put my legs up on the highway pegs or even back on the passenger pegs at times. However, I don't think you will ever get as many compliments on a bike as you will on this one. I love it, no plans of moving up anytime soon.


Submitted June 2009:
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Upgrades:
Vance and hines black straightshots, high flow air cleaner, mustang tripper seat and pillion, passenger pegs, slipstream tombstone windshield, engine bars with highway pegs.

About the reviewer:
Author:
Height:5' 8"
Weight:165
Miles or hours spent on the review:2800 miles
LocationBaltimore, Maryland, United States
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