1988 Harley Davidson 883 Hugger Specs

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are commonly known as “hogs.”

Since 1904, Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been part of the American culture. Providing riders with loud, beautifully designed road machines, Harley-Davidson is nothing short of a national icon. One of its models, the Sportster, has certainly withstood the test of time. The first version of the Sportster was produced in 1952 and is still seen on the roads today. In the mid 1980s, Harley-Davidson made alterations to the Sportster model, which made the bike leaner, meaner and more powerful. In 1988, one year after the 30-year anniversary of the Sportster, Harley-Davidson released the Sportster 883 Hugger.

Engine & Transmission

Powered by a V2 four-stroke engine that worked at 6,000 RPM, the 1988 Hugger could reach a top speed of 151 mph. Factory-installed overhead valve fuel control (OHV), 4-speed gearbox and air cooling system helped the Hugger stay strong on the roads. A chain transmission came standard with the 1988 model.


Both front and rear brakes on the 883 Hugger are single disc brakes.


MJ 90-19 tires are stock front and MJ 90-16 are stock rear tires.


Weighing in at 491.6 lbs, the 1988 Hugger has a 2.25 gallon gas tank.