Gear: Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster


Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Motorcycles
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

The XL 883 Sportster will provide motor officers with a great experience with its Air Cooled Evolution engine and 5-speed transmission.

Member Reviews

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    OCCD, Thu, 04 Oct 2007 04:15:40 UTC.
    1st review

    For small departments needing traffic enforcement on a tight budget you can't beat the Sportster. Handles well, vibration is minimal and it lasts forever if maintained properly. You just can't beat a Harley in that environment. For larger cities or those requiring extensive highway coverage, get a VROD.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 05:07:49 UTC.

    Have one. Love it!

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    statetrooper2b, Fri, 16 May 2008 17:29:36 UTC.

    when i join on the force this will be the one bike that i want. i already started my begging to the local sheriff!

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    WAG923, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:32:38 UTC.

    Our department had one and it was terrible! The seat was uncomfortable, The stubby handle bars had you constantly leaning forward. The saddle bags would not hold a forms holder or a laser/radar gun. Our bike only came with two blue light on the front, no other visibility. I love Harley, but for police work, I will never ride one of these again.

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    Dogslayer, Tue, 01 Jul 2008 21:34:55 UTC.

    I have had a sportster for 14 years love it

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    reddwolf, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 01:56:49 UTC.

    lite fast and ya look good

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    SPRTYCHK, Thu, 23 Jul 2009 06:27:57 UTC.

    I am doing this rating strictly in consideration of police use: This motor doesn't have enough muscle to get out of it's own way, much less nab an offender. The body profile is slim, enabling it to get through narrow spaces in city traffic, however, anyone taller than 5'4" is going to look lide a giant tumor riding it. Adding more than 150# to this bike's weight is slowing it waaaay down, please, it's only an 883, I had to have the sink drilled and the air cleaner vented to get speed out of it. This machine may be ok for the EMTs, but to catch a speeder you'd be in the dust.

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    jasonrose, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 11:13:58 UTC.

    Sounds like a bike for me then. I want one.

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    95Zcar, Fri, 14 Aug 2009 19:23:16 UTC.

    too small, rough ride. 1200 Sporty much better, even better is a Dyna. After that you wanna consider the big crusisers.

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    fariello, Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:46:54 UTC.

    I started on a Honda Twinstar 250, then moved up to the Harley Sportster. I like it.

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    sirenlights2634, Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:34:28 UTC.

    police still have this

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    lanier38345, Thu, 10 May 2012 01:45:11 UTC.

    Hemet police have these at there station.

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