Sportster 883 Specifications

The Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 has a V-twin engine.

The Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster model follows in a long line of Sportsters manufactured by the American company since 1957. The 883 is a motorcycle with classic 1950s style but the power of modern bikes. The Sportster 883 gives riders precise handling, a comfortable, smooth ride, great mileage and the pride of owning a Harley.


The Harley Davidson Sportster 883 has a V Twin Evolution engine with two cylinders. The bike has a 3.3-gallon fuel tank, takes regular gas and gets 57 mpg on the highway and 48 mpg in the city. The Sportster 883 has a 5-speed manual transmission.

Suspension, Wheels & Tires

The Sportster has a front telescopic fork suspension combined with a rear twin-sided swing arm suspension. The rear axle is one-inch in diameter and the Sportster 883 comes from the factory with aluminum wheels and Dunlop tires.


Featuring a low-rise handlebar, single leather seat and a steel frame, the Sportster 833 has a classic look that includes a distinctive ‘peanut’ shaped fuel tank, staggered dual exhaust pipes and an oval air-cleaner cover. Color options include sierra red pearl, brilliant silver pearl, vivid black and chopper blue pearl.


The Sportster 883 comes with an optional security system. Instruments include an electronic speedometer, resettable tripmeter, diagnostic readout and odometer. Engine diagnostic and oil pressure indicator lights alert the rider when the bike needs servicing.


The headlight on the Harley Davidson Sportster 883 has a clear lens and reflector-optics. Protecting the headlight is a Bar & Shield cloisonn with the Harley-Davidson logo as decorative metalwork.