Model Year 2021 | Sportster | Iron 883™

In Brief

For MY21 the Iron 883™ sets the standard for the raw, stripped-down, blacked-out look. Fine-tuned suspension. Tuck and roll seat. Black cast aluminum wheels with machined highlights.


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ModelXL 883N Iron 883™Notes
Length86 in. (2,185 mm)
Overall Width33.5 in. (850 mm)
Overall Height44.9 in. (1,140 mm)
Seat Height, Laden25.7 in. (653 mm)2
Seat Height, Unladen29.9 in. (760 mm)
Ground Clearance5.5 in. (140 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg)30
Fork Angle (deg)30
Trail4.6 in. (117 mm)
Wheelbase59.6 in. (1,515 mm)
Tires, TypeMichelin® Scorcher® "31" front and rear
Tires, Front ModelScorcher® "31"
Tires, Front Specification100/90B19 57H
Tires, Rear ModelScorcher® "31"
Tires, Rear Specification150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity3.3 gal. (12.5 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light)0.8 gal. (3 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter)2.8 qt. (2.6 l)
Transmission Capacity1 qt. (.95 l)
Primary Chain Case CapacityN/A
Coolant CapacityN/A
Weight, As Shipped545 lb. (247 kg)
Weight, In Running Order564 lb. (256 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating1,000 lb. (454 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front335 lb. (152 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear665 lb. (302 kg)
Luggage Capacity -VolumeN/A
EngineAir-cooled, Evolution®
ValvesPushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two-valves per cylinder
Bore3 in. (76.2 mm)
Stroke3.811 in. (96.8 mm)
Displacement53.9 cu in (883 cc)
Compression Ratio9:01
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)3
Air CleanerPaper cartridge type
ExhaustBlack exhaust headers and black mufflers
Lubrication SystemDry-sump
Primary DriveChain, 34/57 ratio
Final DriveBelt, 29/68 ratio
ClutchMulti-plate, wet
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st10.41
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd7.436
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd5.531
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th4.584
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th3.931
Gear Ratios (overall) 6thN/A
FrameMild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
SwingarmMild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork39 mm
Rear ShocksCoil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Wheels, Front TypeBlack 9 Spoke with Machined Highlights4
Wheels, Front Width2.15 in. (55 mm)
Wheels, Front Height19 in. (483 mm)
Wheels, Rear TypeBlack 9 Spoke with Machined Highlights4
Wheels, Rear Width3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper TypeDual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Brakes, Rotor TypeSolid, uniform expansion rotors (Floating front)
Brakes, Front Diameter11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness0.2 in. (5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dualNo
Brakes, Rear Diameter10.24 in. (260 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)Optional
Suspension Travel, Front3.6 in. (92 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear1.6 in. (41 mm)
Engine Torque Testing MethodJ1349
Engine Torque54 ft-lb (73 Nm)5
Engine Torque (rpm)3,750
Lean Angle Testing MethodJ1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)27
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)28
Fuel Economy Testing MethodEstimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy51 mpg (4.6 l/100 km)6
BatterySealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
ChargingSingle-phase, 30-amp system (375W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/StopIncandescent
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal LightsN/A
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator LampsHigh beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)7
Lights, Rear Turn SignalsIncandescent bullet turn signals
GaugesHandlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Auxiliary LampsN/A
Electric Power OutletN/A
GPS SystemN/A
Reverse GearN/A
Warranty And Service
Warranty24 months (unlimited mileage)8
Service IntervalFirst 1,000 miles (1600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter9
1Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.
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