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26 January 2009 / Oxford-Milwaukee-Cairo /

Harley fans in Egypt and the Middle East region will soon have a new model posing in the Harley show-rooms across the region: The Harley-Davidson Iron 883.
The new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle adds to the legacy of Dark Custom with a defiant attitude for those who ride true, hard and often.
Harley-Davidson Sportsters like the Iron 883 have stood against the grain since their introduction in 1957, when the modern rebel culture was being bred from the restless veterans and the hot rod pioneers. Sportsters became the starting point for many legendary choppers of the 1960s, while also getting pumped up for championship dirt racing and dare devil stunt riding in the 1970s.
The Iron 883 keeps the rebellious fire burning with responsive handling, smooth clutch effort and durable carbon reinforced drive belt while pushing the styling of motorcycle minimalism to the edge. Decked in black from fender to fender, the new Harley-Davidson Iron 883 brings the best of the 883 Evolution engine backed up by a combination of gritty features like front fork gaiters and drag style handlebars.
“The Harley Iron will plant the seeds of rebellion in riders who don’t mind living on the edge,� said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s a bike that keeps things real with plenty of inspiration for making it truly your own.�

The black powder-coated XL 883 cc Evolution powertrain with black covers takes the Iron 883 deep into the heart of darkness. With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a flat torque curve, the Iron delivers plenty of power for cruising the city scene. The pipes on the straight cut, shortly dual exhaust, flow the distinctive American V-Twin sound.
The black chopped rear fender with its combination stop/turn/tail lights show more of the 150mm rear tyre, while the front tyre rides on black cast wheels. The rest of the Iron 883 gets a dark suited presence with black cast aluminium wheels, font forks and fender supports, air box cover, oil tank, belt guard, drag style handlebar and mid mount front foot controls.
A classic Sportster solo seat with a height of 643 mm fits the lone rider, while a passenger pillion and / or backrest can be added.
As the latest of the Harley-Davidson Dark Customs, the Iron 883 is stripped down and ripe for customs creativity. Soul mates of the Iron 883 include Nightster, Night Train, Night Rod Special, Cross Bones, Fat Bob and Street Bob.
The Iron 883 is available in Black Denim and Brilliant Silver Denim colours.
As soon as we test the new Harley-Davidson Iron 883, we will publish a detailed test-drive and feature about it.

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