2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 First Look Preview

Harley-Davidson continues to offer its new rider-friendly Iron 883 Sportster.

2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 in Gunship Gray.Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson may be expanding the breadth of its streetbike lineup with rides like the Pan America 1250 and the LiveWire, but its bread and butter remains the cruiser. One of the most popular cruisers in this category, the Iron 883 returns for 2022 with three new colorways: White Sand Pearl, Gunship Gray, and Black Denim. That’s the good news.

2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 in Black Denim.Harley-Davidson

Unfortunately, as with many consumer goods these days, the price has also changed, going up $1,250 from last year’s MSRP to $10,749. While the increase isn’t a huge jump, it does represent a milestone in the fact that for many years part of the Iron 883′s appeal was its sub-$10,000 price tag. That era now appears to be over for good.

One of Harley’s most popular models returns for 2022.Harley-Davidson

That being said, the 883 wasn’t just about the price. It still features the 883cc air-cooled Evolution V-twin and stripped-down aesthetic that riders have come to love. Since its introduction in 2009, the bike retains its “old-school style” and continues to be a prime option for personalization. Its low seat height (25.7 inches, laden) makes this a viable option for newer riders and shorter riders, and the blacked-out wheels, exhaust, frame, and covers enhance the aggressive presence of the machine.

It’s simple and straightforward from an electronics perspective, meaning it basically has none of the bells and whistles that you’ll find on many bikes these days.

2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 in White Sand Pearl.Harley-Davidson

2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $10,749
Engine: 883cc, air-cooled V-twin; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke: 76.2 x 96.8mm
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
Fuel Delivery: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission/Final Drive: 5-speed/belt
Frame: Mild steel tubular
Front Suspension: 39mm fork; 3.6 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Dual coilover shocks, preload adjustable; 1.6 in. travel
Front Brake: 2-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Rear Brake: 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Wheels, Front/Rear: 9-spoke w/ machined highlights; 19 x 2.15 in./16 x 3.0 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Michelin Scorcher 31; 100/90-19 / 150/80-16
Rake/Trail: 30.0°/4.6 in.
Wheelbase: 59.6 in.
Seat Height: 25.7 in. (laden)
Fuel Capacity: 3.3 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 564 lb.
Available: 2022
Contact: harley-davidson.com
Just some bold new colors for 2022.Harley-Davidson
Unfortunately, 2022 marks the year the Iron 883 moved above the $10,000 mark.Harley-Davidson