2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL 883C
I still love it, and the novelty has not worn off.
I find it comfortable (I'm 6'1"), but have yet to ride it for longer than an hour.
Fuel economy is OK, but range (with the 17l tank) insufficient for where I live - up to 300km between fuel stops.
Acceleration is grand, but it does seem to bump into the rev-limiter just as it's getting into its stride. I usually manage to hit the cut-out in both first and second gears.
H-D say the suspension was upgraded and retuned from the 2009 model C onwards - well, I hate to think what the earlier models were like, for the kidneys really suffer over any sort of bump. But, is it worth spending serious money on upgrading the suspension, or this a limitation of the design?
Nothing has fallen off yet, but I've lost mobile phone and house keys out of my pants pockets - must be the different leg angle with the forward controls.
It has cost quite a bit to set in up with luggage for a trip (including sissy bar), and somewhere (secure) for the tools would be nice.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2011