Lot 101 - 1996 Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster
|Odometer reading||9,940 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,396|
The history of the Sportster in the Harley Davidson range can be traced back to the introduction of the side valve K series machines introduced in 1952. Intended to compete with the overhead valve 500cc British machines on both the track and the road, the new models were considerably lighter than their overhead valve brothers. The next major step in the evolution of the range came in 1957 when the overhead valve 883cc XL series of machines was introduced to be joined at the beginning of the 1970's by a larger capacity variant initially displacing 997cc. Whilst the 883cc engine size would remain a constant, continuing to this day, the larger variant would undergo two further increases in capacity, the first coming in 1986 with the introduction of the Evo 1100cc the second in 1988 when the 1200cc engine was adopted. Throughout production the Sportster, in both capacities, has retained its slim, stripped down appearance, with the ‘883’ proving to be particularly popular with riders purchasing their first Harley.
This iconic motorcycle is presented in metallic grey and has only covered a mere 9,940 miles from new. The present owner had the bike fully recommissioned in 2020 which included a new drivebelt, new battery and serviced. It has covered zero miles since 2020 and has been stored carefully. A great touring bike with low mileage, ready to use!
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