Harley Davidson is, by all measures, the most successful American-made motorcycle company in the history of the United States; and, with names like the XR 750 and Iron 883 under its belt, there’s no doubt as to why.
In the 1950s, the Harley Davidson Motor Company was one of only two companies to make it through the Great Depression. Today, thanks to Harley’s ingenious designers and engineers, always with a mind to style as well as performance, it’s the only one left.
In 2009, the Harley Davidson Iron 883 went from the design table into the factory and out onto the open road. It has since been in production for a total of eleven years, lasting from 2009 to the present, 2019.
Designed for the Sportser Family
By all definitions, the Iron 883 is a sportster, but it remains a cruiser at heart. The Iron 883 was intended to be the next addition to the Dark Custom series, but consumer love for the machine and wide-spread feedback led to it becoming a thing of its own.
Keeping with signature Harley-Davidson style, the Iron 883 has a powerful, hulking silhouette that’s just as smooth as it is sharp. The 8.8:1 compression, 883cc engine, and curated leather finish made for yet another “classic” notch on Harley’s belt.
One and Done
Over the past eleven years, it looks as though Harley-Davidson has released only one major generation of the Iron 883, although it has been changed subtly from year to year as most motorcycles, superbikes, or even scooters are.
- Harley-Davidson Iron 883 (2009-present)
One of the more recent designs in Harley’s history, the Iron 883 sports some serious power under its seat. Nestled in its steel, tubular frame is a four-stroke, 45-degree, V-Twin, OHV engine with two valves per cylinder, an 883cc displacement, and a five-speed manual transmission for optimal control.
More and More Good News
Every year, it seems Harley-Davidson finds a way to make the Iron 883 even better. The 2019 model, for instance, bears that classic classy look with improved horsepower and a slightly higher compression ratio.
The Harley-Davidson Iron 883 has its fair share of high-budget film and TV credits including an Italian film titled Veloce come il vento. Oh, and did we mention that it was the bike of choice used in Fear the Walking Dead?
Harley-Davidson motorcycles are perhaps the easiest motor vehicles for which to find social groups on social media, especially if you’re using an American-based ISP. This page in particular is on the first page of Google and has more than one thousand likes.
Harley Davidson’s Iron 883 might have been around for 11 years, but it is still kicking and raring to go. Just to be on the safe side, you might want to get your hands on one of these sooner rather than later. Knowing the world of motorcycles, even the greatest models can be removed from production with little to no notice.