by Allison R Thompson

Of all the different models of motorcycles that Harley Davidson produces those that come in the Sportster group are the best selling of all of them. This also includes the Harley 883 Sportster which is extremely with both the young and old who are looking to own such an iconic motorcycle.

As with all of the motorcycles that this company produces, the Harley Davidson 883 Sportster is a very versatile one and comes with a number of features that provide it with the same kinds of looks as the XLCH version produced back in 1958. However, if you want to make yours more into a touring bike then all you need to do is add a few additional features to it and below we take a look at what these are.

1. Buy yourself a set of the leather saddlebags which sit flush over the back part of the motorcycle. 2. Arrange to fit a sport windshield. This you can either do yourself or arrange for a Harley Davidson dealership to do it for you. 3. Remove the seat that the motorcycle came with an replace it with their touring version which is far more comfortable. 4. Have a set of low sissy bars as well as the passenger backrest fitted. This again you can either do yourself or get a dealer to do for you. 5. Also fit it with a sport rack and buy the tank and overnight rack bags as well.

Adding these few additional parts to your Harley 883 Sportster will make it a great fun bike for those weekends away without any compromise being made to its ride capability. Moreover, anyone who comes along for the ride will have just a great time as you because of the more comfortable seat and backrest that you have provided for them.

As previously mentioned the latest versions of all the Harley Davidson Sportster’s look very similar to the XLCH Sportster produced back in 1958. The only difference being is that the parts have changed since then and only good quality modern parts are fitted to these machines.

All the latest Harley Davidson 883 Sportster’s are fitted with an Evolution V-Twin engine which has a total of 883cc. But should a person wish to they can have the engine bored out further by their Harley Davidson dealership for around $900 and this will increase the engines capacity up to 1200cc.

What a person needs to remember is that the 883 Sportster has been specifically designed as bike to cruise on and not do high speeds on. If you want speed then go for something a little more Japanese and plastic. Nevertheless, for a great days riding when the sun is high and wind is low you cannot do much worse than getting on one of these bikes and taking off.

In fact, the Harley 883 Sportster is suited both to riding in the city or down long and winding country roads. Plus since being fitted with a belt drive rather than the more traditional chain drive they are much quieter and cleaner than before, plus they are actually a lot easier to maintain as well. Therefore, if you want a bike that holds its value and retains all the qualities that are synonymous with such an iconic motorcycle company you cannot do much worse than consider buying one of these machines.

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