The Harley Sportster is the brand’s entry-level bike with many options to choose from. While it may be the cheaper Harley they are still plenty of fun and just as customisable as the Big Twins. Some people prefer their agility in the city and more sporty seating position. The Sportster Harley range is many people’s choice as a base for building a custom chopper, cafe racer or all-out street brawler.
The Harley Davidson Sportster is a characteristically simple and bare-bones motorcycle. Some may find them somewhat primitive (they are) but that is exactly what makes them cool. Wheels, steering wheel, fuel tank and an ‘evolution’ v-twin engine design that dates back to the stone age.
They are heavy, mediocre power and brakes, they shake, have dismal fuel range. That said, there is still a heap of fun to ride and cooler than most things on two wheels. Combine that with Harley’s never-ending part catalogue and there is no end to the customisation you can apply to make the ride truly unique.
This review is still relevant, while the Iron 883 came out in 2010 – the Sportster hasn’t changed much since 2007. Big changes were 2004: Rubber mounted engine, 2007 all Sportster Harley models went to electronic…