All three can play the pedigree card, but of them the Harley slaps it down the hardest. Fifty six years ago, H-D unleashed the Sportster, and while the 2013 edition is in terms of mechanical makeup and build quality dramatically far from the original, it’s an apple that landed not too far from the tree. All Sportsters are small and spare, but the Iron 883 seems smaller and sparer. All of H-D’s ’13 models are unchanged technically, which means the company brought the Iron forward with new colors, including the fantastic Candy Orange of our test bike. Contrasting with the blacked-out, crinkle-finish engine and dark, polish-highlighted wheels, this root beer-esque hue works perfectly on all three, you-bet-they’re-metal pieces that actually sport it. One of only two 883cc Sportsters this year, the $7999 Iron is The Motor Company’s low-price leader.