The 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster was especially developed to offer a high level of comfort. The motorcycle features mid-mounted controls which and an ergonomically designed seat which offers a first class riding position.

Needless to say that you also get intuitive controls and the turn signals are self-canceling which means that they know how long to stay on based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle.

The 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster sits on Michelin Scorcher tyres which provide superior grip and excellent handling. The bike is kept in check by dual disc front brakes witch feature 4-piston fixed calipers grabbing on floating rotors.

Power comes from an air-cooled, Evolution engine with a displacement of 883 cc. The unit develops a maximum torque of 67 Nm at 4,500 and was born from the legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster.

  • 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Roadster
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V2, four-stroke
  • Transmission:
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    51 @ 3750
  • Energy:
    Injection. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Displacement:
    833 cc
  • Price:
    € 8495

Authentic Styling

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Peanut Fuel Tank with Race Graphics

Bolted’ onto the 883 Roadster is a classic, tapered peanut style fuel tank with exclusive Harley-Davidson® racing graphic. The traditional peanut styling combined with race-inspired checkered flag detail gives the bike a cool, old school Sportster® look.

Premium Paint

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that’s what makes them stand out. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make it worth their time.

Iconic Engine

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Evolution® Engine Heritage

The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984. Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

Evolution® Engine Innovation

Air-cooled and durable as hell, the Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the open road.

Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Feast your eyes on the 883cc Evolution® engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson styling through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with polished rocker covers to complete the premium Harley-Davidson® look. Unmatched style and performance down to the very last detail. It’s a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 883cc Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.


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H-D® Smart Security System

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Intuitive Controls

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

Artfully Hidden Technology

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.


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Dual Disc Front Brakes

High performance, sleek design—the dual disc brakes feature 4-piston fixed calipers out front, grabbing on floating rotors for superior stopping power. Keeping your mind clear and soaking up the freedom of the open road means not fretting about your ride. Especially when it comes to stopping.

Michelin® Scorcher™ Tyres

Michelin® Scorcher™ tyres provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike. The exclusive deep-cut tread design improves grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tyre’s rubber compounds, which use the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers. Under the rear rubber, aramid belts are used to stabilize your ride, which helps inspire confidence in handling.

Tuned to Be Ridden

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.


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Mid-Mounted Controls

Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs. An easy reach and tight rider triangle is ideal for new riders eager to set off on their journey and riders whose legs run slightly shorter than others.

Seat Engineering and Design

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.


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Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 76.2 mm
Stroke 96.8 mm
Displacement 883 cc
Compression Ratio 9:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel
Injection (ESPFI)
Length 2,245 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 760 mm
Ground Clearance 141 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 29.7
Trail 112 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Tyres, Front Specification 100/90B19 57H
Tyres, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 12.5 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
Weight, As Shipped 251 kg
Weight, In Running Order 260 kg
Primary Driv e Chain, 57/34 ratio
Gear Ratios (ov erall) 1st 10.41
Gear Ratios (ov erall) 2nd 7.436
Gear Ratios (ov erall) 3rd 5.531
Gear Ratios (ov erall) 4th 4.584
Gear Ratios (ov erall) 5th 3.931
Gear Ratios (ov erall) 6th N/A
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes rear Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston
Engine Torque Testing Method EEC/95/1
Engine Torque 67 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 4,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
Fuel Economy Combined City/Hwy N/A
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