About Harley Davidson Sportster 883
Evel Knievel made some his jaw-dropping record-setting jumps in the 1970s on a custom Harley-Davidson XR-750. Few people know that the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 was the inspiration for the XR-750. The 883 still remains in Harley's Sportsters roster, albeit with some major changes. In 1983, it gained a better engine and in 1991, a belt drive replaced its chain-driven transmission. Distinguishing features of the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 include a single seat and 13-spoke wheels with mags or wires. The Sportster 883 even has a twin: the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883R, which is a Roadster trim. The 883R comes as a frame-mount or rubber-mount model. It also has a blacked-out engine, 2-1 exhaust, and is only available in orange. Whether you want to bring out the daredevil rider in you or simply enjoy the sporty side of a Harley, you can find a wide selection of these bikes on eBay, as well as all the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 parts you need for customization or repairs.