Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™
[Please note this review was based on a 2016 Sportster Iron model]
I’ve been riding around on the new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 for the last week and quite a lot has changed from the old model with a new fully adjustable suspension, new tank design, new logo, new front forks and new cast aluminium wheels.
It’s more affordable than the previous model as well, with a base price of just £7495 for a solid colour or £7695 for hard candy custom paintwork. The tank is the classic 12.5 litre peanut shape and features the newly designed eagle and shield tank graphic.
The new adjustable rear shock is a great addition as it allows riders set the bike up how they want it. So if you’ve got a pillion you can adjust the rear shock to make the ride more comfortable, it’s very easy to adjust and we would be happy demonstrate to anybody that is interested. Every rider is different and being able to tailor your bike to how you want it is a great feature and makes for a much better experience.
Riding this bike is so easy, it’s really smooth, the low down torque means the bike accelerates nicely and you don’t have to race through the gears, so you can just cruise along nice and steadily working your way through the 5 speed gearbox. It’s a great bike to ride anywhere; city centres, flowing country roads and even motorways.
The styling of the new Iron 883 is much better, not that there was much wrong with the old bike but this new model is a real Dark Custom at its best. Everything is moody and blacked out in true Dark Custom style from the engine, redesigned air filter and right down to the new cast aluminium wheels.
Another great thing about this bike is that it fits into the A2 license classification with a quick software download that can be applied when the bike is bought, so younger riders can get straight onto a proper Harley-Davidson®.
Overall it’s a great bike to ride and it has everything good about the old version with some fantastic new features that make it better than ever.
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