Why no XL883 in 2009?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by DaveInPA, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. DaveInPA

    DaveInPA Frozen Account

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    I see the standard 883 is gone from the HD lineup in 2009. Any idea why they did this?
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    usually because the model didnt sell as well as the others
     
  3. The Bad Man's Angel

    The Bad Man's Angel Active Member

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    XL883L sold about 6 to 1 to the standard XL883
     
  4. AlanB

    AlanB New Member

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    I think the 883 Standard sells quite well over here in the UK, so we still get it in 2009. I can't understand why we keep 8 models but lose the best one -1200Roadster.
     
  5. Baggh

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    hmmm... that stinks cause I selected the standard version when I bought mine. Reason I bought this one was because I felt the most comfortable\natural on it given it has a very upright position, much like a dirtbike, which made me feel much more in control for handling potential tight spots in traffic and such. The L or C was wayyy too leaned back... tougher to handle for me.

    I can see why the other version outsell it given the L or C are more cruiser~ish in design but... as I said... thats what I dig about the standard.. it is unique, more upright\aggressive looking for a cruiser type machine.
     
  6. Bart

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    Acording to a dealer's salesman yesterday ( read possably unreliable ), there will be an 883 nightster in 2009.
     
  7. Block Head 96

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    Likely because the 883 won't meet the new emission standards for 2010!!