Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by DaveInPA, Jul 22, 2008.
I see the standard 883 is gone from the HD lineup in 2009. Any idea why they did this?
usually because the model didnt sell as well as the others
XL883L sold about 6 to 1 to the standard XL883
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.
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.
Acording to a dealer's salesman yesterday ( read possably unreliable ), there will be an 883 nightster in 2009.
Likely because the 883 won't meet the new emission standards for 2010!!
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