It is the racing history of the Sportster family, specifically the Harley-Davidson XR flat-track racers, that fuels the 2007 XL Sportster 883R design.

  • 2007 Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, Evolution
  • Transmission:
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    55 lbs/ft@ 3500 RPM
  • Displacement:
    883 L

A fuel-injected Evolution V-Twin powertrain with new cams for better performance is finished in wrinkle-black powdercoat. New gauges include a clock on the odometer, low fuel warning light and two trip set odometers. Front brake lever effort is reduced by 14 percent and clutch lever effort is eight percent easier. The 13-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels, handlebar, fork sliders, headlamp eyebrow, air cleaner cover and rear springs are finished in black. The original Harley-Davidson racing-inspired graphics on the fuel tank are at home on the street or at the track. Chrome Laced Steel wheels and the Smart Security System are options. Available for 2007 in Vivid Black, Mirage Orange Pearl or Pewter Pearl.

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R
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2007 Harley Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R

XL Sportster 883R features:

Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 883cc engine
Black powder-coated engine with wrinkle-black treatment
Standard Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
New cams on retuned powertrain for improved performance
New gauges with odometer clock, low fuel warning light and two trip set odometers
New lighter clutch effort
Black low-rise handlebar, air cleaner cover, fork sliders, headlamp eyebrow and springs
Race-inspired fuel tank graphics
One-piece, two-up seat
Black, 13-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
Dual front disc brakes
Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
Mid-mount foot controls
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank


2007 Harley-Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R
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2007 Harley Davidson XL 883R Sportster 883R

Length: 90.1 in. (2288.5 mm)
Overall Width: 32.7 in. (830.6 mm)
Overall Height: 44.8 in. (1137.9 mm)
Seat Height: Laden: 28.1 in. (713.7 mm)
Seat Height: Unladen: 29.9 in. (759.5 mm)
Ground Clearance: 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rake(steering head): 29.6°
Fork Angle: 29.6°
Trail: 4.6 in. (116.8 mm)
Wheelbase: 60.0 in. (1524.0 mm)
Tires: Front – D401F: 100/90-19 57H
Tires: Rear – D401: 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity: 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Oil Capacity(w/filter): 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Weight: As Shipped: 568 lbs. (258 kg)
Weight: In Running Order: 588 lbs. (267 kg)
Weight: Gross Vehicle Weight: 1000 lbs. (454 kg)

Engine: Air-cooled, Evolution
Valve Train: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.00 in. x 3.81 in. (76.20 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement: 53.86 cu. in. (883 cc)
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner: Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System: Dry-sump

Primary Drive: Chain, 57/34 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch: 9-plate, wet
Transmission: 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): 1st-10.782; 2nd-7.702; 3rd-5.728; 4th-4.748; 5th-4.071

Frame: Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork: 39 mm
Rear Shocks: Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Wheels (Chrome, Laced Steel option): Black, 13-spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels: Front: 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.6 mm x 54.61 mm)
Wheels: Rear: 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)

Caliper Type: Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Rotor Type(diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Rotor: Front (dual): 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rotor: Rear: 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)

Suspension Travel
Front Wheel: 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rear Wheel: 4.1 in. (104.1 mm)

Engine Torque: 55.0 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
• Right: 32°
• Left: 32°
Fuel Economy(EPA urban/highway test): 45.0/59.7 mpg (5.23/3.94 L/100 km)

Battery: Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging: Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 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(quartz halogen): 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights: 8W/28W (5W/21W)
Turn Signal Lights: 28W (21W) self-canceling
Indicator Lamps: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, security system6 (optional)

Styling / convenience
Engine Trim: Black powder-coated with Wrinkle-Black treatment
Exhaust System: Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Foot Supports and Controls: Mid-mounted rider footpegs with brake and shift levers; standard passenger footpegs
Handlebars: Black, low-rise
Seat: One-piece, two-up Sportster classic
Instruments: Electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual resettable tripmeter, speedometer gauge with low fuel warning light, low oil pressure indicator light, diagnostics readout, LED lights
Hazard Warning: Integrated into turn signal controls
Smart Security System: Optional, next-generation hands-free security fob; operates based on proximity to vehicle

Colors: Vivid Black, Pewter Pearl (new), Mirage Orange Pearl

Warranty: 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval: First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

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