Although no longer part of the Sportster lineup—it’s now designed at Cruiser by The Motor Company—the 2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 prevails for another year. The enduring air-cooled Evolution V-twin returns unchanged, pumping out 54 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 54 ft-lbs of torque at 3750 rpm from its 54ci displacement.Low and narrow, the 2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 is an elemental motorcycle. If you’re looking for electronic aids like traction control or power modes, move along—even ABS is a high-priced option. On the Iron 883, it’s between you and the motorcycle, with precious little getting between you—even passengers are an unnecessary distraction.
The Iron 883 puts out enough power to successfully navigate freeways, especially in urban areas, though it will never be mistaken for a touring motorcycle. The Iron 883 is about battling city traffic, while still providing weekend enjoyment when you head for the hinterlands for a beverage with friends at a favorite watering hole.Although there are no updates to the Iron 883, the 2022 edition’s price pokes its head into five figures for the first time. List price is $10,749, though you can get any of the three subdued colors without paying a premium.We have reviewed the Harley-Davidson Iron 883Photography by Jake Schmidt, Josh Kurpius, and Clutch Studios2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 SpecsENGINE
Type: Evolution V-twin
Displacement: 53.9 cubic inches (883cc)
Bore x stroke: 3.0” x 3.811” (76.2 x 96.8mm)
Maximum power: 54 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque: 54 ft-lbs @ 3750 rpm
Compression ratio: 9:1
Valvetrain: Pushrod; 2vpc
Fuel system: EFI
Lubrication: Dry sump
Primary drive: Chain
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Mild tubular steel
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 39mm fork; 3.6 inches
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
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