The Harley Davidson Sportster model has been in production since 1957 and rose to fame in the US in 1968 due to its appearance in the TV series "Then Came Bronson".

The Sporster has been offered in many different models based on the following base models:

  • Harley Davidson Sportster XL Ironhead, 1957-1985 and came with the 900cc & 1000cc Ironhead engine with cast iron heads
  • Harley Davidon Sportster XL Evolution (EVO), 1986 to present had the option of 883cc, 1100cc and 1200cc Evolution engine with allow heads

The Harley Sportster gets its juice from the venerable V-Twin engine which was mounted directly to the frame until 2003 when Harley started using rubber isolation mounts to reduce the vibration transferred to the driver.  Some will say this took some of the "Harley Feel" from the bike.

XL 1200V 2012 Harley Davidson XL 1200V Salvage Rebuildable Repairable No Reserve NR
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1993 Harley Davidson Sportster 1993 XL CHASSIS W GAS TANK  WHEEL ASSEMBLIES SPORSTER NO ENGINE PICK UP ONLY
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2015 Harley Davidson Sportster 2015 Harley Davidson Sportster XL1200C Fat Tire Sporty 1200 NO RESERVE 19k Miles
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2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 2006 Black Chrome Skull themed Harley Davidson Sportster Bike Motorcycle
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2010 Harley Davidson Sportster 2010 HARLEY DAVIDSON XL883 LOW WITH 3200 MILES SPORTSTER XL883L
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2014 Harley Davidson Sportster 2014 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883L XL883
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2012 Harley Davidson Sportster 2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON XL1200 SPORTSTER
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2004 Harley Davidson Sportster 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster XL1200C
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2013 Harley Davidson Sportster 2013 HARLEY DAVIDSON XL883 IRON WITH 1400 MILES XL 883 IRON SPORTSTER
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It is notable to mention that Harley also made racing models of the Sportster.  Not is more famous then Evil Knievel's XR-750 Harley Davidson Sportster which was a racing bike modified for jumping.  One of Knievel's XR-750's is on display at the Smithsonian and worth the visit.

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