The Harley Davidson Sportster SuperLow measures only 26.8 inches between the saddle and the tarmac so it truly deserves the SuperLow name.

The bike is powered by Harley Davidson’s iconic Evolution engine also known as the Blockhead. The unit is based on the legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, but is packed with a series of modern features which make it stronger and more reliable (air cooling, aluminum heads and cylinders and electronic fuel injection). The engine has an 883 cc displacement and delivers a maximum torque of 67 Nm at 4,500 rpm, while the combined fuel consumption is rated at 4.6 l/100 km.

The motorcycle is equipped with Michelin Scorcher tyres which provide superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and great handling thanks to their exclusive deep-cut tread design. Furthermore, under the rear rubber, aramid belts are used to stabilize the ride.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow XL883L.

  • 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow XL883L
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    Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; 2 valves
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    Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Displacement:
    883 cc
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The 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow XL883L has all the motorcycle features you want for easy handling. This easy to ride motorcycle offered at an affordable price makes this all new motorcycle one to try. The Harley SuperLow features: Sportster tank, longer travel rear suspension, low seat height, and comfortable rider cock-pit. And all SuperLow Sportster tanks are finished by hand and ooze authentic, premium Harley-Davidson custom style. Take the time to learn about all of the styling features and handling characteristics of the H-D SuperLow XL883L that make it authentic Harley and a different riding experience from other Sportsters. Also spend some time learning about other Sportsters including the Forty-Eight Dark Custom. The 1200 Low is another one of the custom motorcycles and has a unique offering. Find the Harley Sportster that’s right for you!

Authentic Styling

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Premium Styling Features

The value and quality of the confidence-inspiring SuperLow™ model is unparalleled in its class. With a true Harley-Davidson® rumble, steel parts, premium paint and flawless chrome, this model reveals its authentic American motorcycle roots in every inch of detail.

Walnut Fuel Tank

The 17 litre walnut fuel tank offers spacious fuel capacity for a low-profile tank. It’s tough, iconic and it leaves a good amount of room to show off more V-Twin. The tank graphic showcases the unique styling of the SuperLow™ motorcycle; as if the tank came right off the calligraphers brush.

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 miles 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 from the competition. 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. Aluminium 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.


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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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Comfortable Cockpit

A combination of a low bucket seat, longer travel rear suspension and easy-grip handlebar creates a comfortable riding position for a wide range of riders. Ergonomically sound, this bike helps build confidence in all aspects of your journey—from lifting it off its side stand to handling and turning, and every bump, twisty and stop in between.

Advanced Front End Geometry

A lighter feeling, highly maneuverable front end on the SuperLow™ model helps build rider confidence, especially when operating the bike at lower speeds. Lightweight front forks and triple clamps, and an 18 inch front wheel diameter combine to offer a smooth ride with easy handling. This is freedom on two wheels.

Enhanced Low Speed Maneuverability

With an 18 inch wheel up front and a 17 inch wheel backing it up at the tail end, the light wheels and radial tyres on the SuperLow™ motorcycle make handling a cinch. Cast black split 5-spoke machined rims weigh less and get you through turns and other low-speed maneuvers effortlessly.

Final Drive Ratio

Experience smooth handling at slow speed and easy acceleration off the line with the final drive ratio found on the SuperLow™ motorcycle. Electronic fuel injection coupled with trouble-free handling help create a confidence-inspiring ride that’s perfect for anyone just beginning their journey on two wheels.

Unique Rear Suspension

A lower, longer travel rear suspension on the SuperLow™ motorcycle sets you up with additional comfort on the road without sacrificing seat height. This unique suspension helps the SuperLow™ motorcycle barrel through bumps and other unexpected road conditions with ease.

Low Seat Height

The low, ergonomic seat on the SuperLow™ model provides the ultimate in handling confidence. The combination of a low seat height plus a narrow frame makes it easy to maneuver your ride through turns and down straights at varying speeds. Just toss a leg over and crack the throttle—feel the freedom.

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 confidence-inspiring 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 2,215 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 695 mm
Ground Clearance 100 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 31.1
Trail 145 mm
Wheelbase 1,500 mm
Tyres, Front Specification 120/70 ZR-18 59W
Tyres, Rear Specification 150/60 ZR-17 66W
Fuel Capacity 17 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
Exhaust Chrome staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Brakes Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Engine Torque Testing Method EEC/95/1
Engine Torque 67 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 4,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 24.7
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 24.4
Fuel Economy Combined City/Hwy 4.6 l/100 km
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