Model Year 2022 | Cruiser | 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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Dimensions XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Length 86 in. (2,185 mm)  
Overall Width 33.5 in. (850 mm)  
Overall Height 44.9 in. (1,140 mm)  
Seat Height, Laden 25.7 in. (653 mm) 2
Seat Height, Laden (Low seat position)    
Seat Height, Laden (High seat position)    
Seat Height, Laden (Low seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Laden (High seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Unladen 29.9 in. (760 mm)  
Seat Height, Unladen (Low seat position)    
Seat Height, Unladen (High seat position)    
Seat Height, Unladen (Low seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Seat Height, Unladen (High seat position with optional ARH suspension)    
Static Ground Clearance 5.5 in. (140 mm)  
Dynamic Ground Clearance (with optional suspension)    
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30  
Fork Angle (deg) 30  
Trail 4.6 in. (117 mm)  
Wheelbase 59.6 in. (1,515 mm)  
Tires, Type Michelin® Scorcher® "31" front and rear  
Tires, Front Model Scorcher® "31"  
Tires, Front Specification 100/90B19 57H  
Tires, Rear Model Scorcher® "31"  
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H  
Fuel Capacity 3.3 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 Capacity 1 qt. (.95 l)  
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A  
Coolant Capacity N/A  
Weight, As Shipped 545 lb. (247 kg)  
Weight, In Running Order 564 lb. (256 kg)  
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,000 lb. (454 kg)  
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 335 lb. (152 kg)  
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 665 lb. (302 kg)  
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A  


Engine XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®  
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two-valves per cylinder  
Bore 3 in. (76.2 mm)  
Stroke 3.811 in. (96.8 mm)  
Displacement 53.9 cu in (883 cc)  
Compression Ratio 0.375694444  
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) 3
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type  
Exhaust Black exhaust headers and black mufflers  
Lubrication System Dry-sump  


Drivetrain XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Primary Drive Chain, 34/57 ratio  
Final Drive Belt, 29/68 ratio  
Clutch Multi-plate, wet  
Transmission 5-speed  
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 10.41  
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.436  
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 5.531  
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.584  
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.931  
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th N/A  


Chassis XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions  
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded  
Front Fork 39 mm  
Front Fork, Optional    
Rear Shocks Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable  
Rear Shocks, Optional    
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A 4
Wheels, Front Type Black 9 Spoke with Machined Highlights 4
Wheels, Front Width 2.15 in. (55 mm)  
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)  
Wheels, Rear Type Black 9 Spoke with Machined Highlights 4
Wheels, Rear Width 3 in. (76 mm)  
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)  
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear  
Brakes, Rotor Type Solid, uniform expansion rotors (Floating front)  
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)  
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)  
Brakes, Front is dual No  
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.24 in. (260 mm)  
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.28 in. (7.1 mm)  
Front brake lever free travel N/A  
Rear brake pedal free travel N/A  
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Optional  
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (92 mm)  
Suspension Travel, Rear 1.6 in. (41 mm)  


Performance XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349  
Engine Torque 54 ft-lb (73 Nm) 5
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750  
Power (Hp/kW) 54 HP / 40 kW @ 6000 rpm  
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168  
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27  
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28  
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A  
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy  
Fuel Economy 51 mpg (4.6 l/100 km) 6
CO₂ Emissions Testing Method N/A  
CO₂ Emissions N/A  


Electric XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Battery Sealed lead acid, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)  
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (375W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)  
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement  
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam  
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop Incandescent  
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights Incandescent bullet turn signals  
Lights, Rear Turn Signals Incandescent bullet turn signals  
Gauges Handlebar-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 Lamps N/A  
Electric Power Outlet N/A  
GPS System N/A  
Reverse Gear N/A  


Warranty And Service XL 883N Iron 883™ Notes
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage) 7
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter 8



  1. Vehicles 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.
  2. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  3. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  4. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
  5. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  6. The 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.
  7. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  8. Inspections 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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