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.
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.
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.