Hi, my wife and I have been preparing ourself for a couple of years (about 7) for our first Harley. Mainly my wife's dream, but we soon realized that we could only afford a Sporty. We also decided that we should get a 2004 or 2005 model (depends on budget) which comes with the rubber mount engine. The problem is that we can only afford a 883. Since we always ride two up (my wife can't ride a bike, and we are always together), everybody tells us that we should get the 1200. I would like the extra power, but it has come down to two choices. We either live our dream and buy a 883 sporty 2004 (or maybe 05 - budget is tight), or we get the alternative - Suzuki / Honda. They cost the same. My question is, how bad is the 883 with two up ( 2004 and later - still carb) ? All I need is a bike that can do 120 km/h going up hill on a freeway with the two of us on it. We weigh, luggage included when we travel, 170 kg (we currently have a Yamaha XT 350). Or should I forget about a Harley if I cannot afford the 1200 ? Can the 883 handle two up ? I was told that the engine would not last. It was made for a single rider. Straining it with two up will just let the engine break. That's it. Really ?