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2016 Iron 883?

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I have 2015 Street 750. Will it be a good idea to replace it with the new 2016 Iron 883?
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I have 2015 Street 750. Will it be a good idea to replace it with the new 2016 Iron 883?

With all that Harley has to offer from 1200s, on up why an 883? I've yet to understand why an 883 can be considered an up-grade from a STREET 750 and its superior performance.
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If you are only comfortable going up to an 883. I'd keep your 750 awhile longer. I would trade until you are comfortable jumping up to a big twin of some kind.
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Actually I already sold my 750. So wanted to look for something. Iron 883 fits my budget. Should I wait for some time & then go for 48 instead?
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The 48 is a great looking bike, but it's only got a 2.2 gallon tank. Sure, you can replace it with a 4.5 gallon tank, but it's that small peanut tank that's sort of the whole point, as the 1948 model introduced it, and it's considered one of the prettiest tanks ever built.

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Look for a left over15 instead of a 16 might help you get more bike for your budget
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Hi,

I have 2015 Street 750. Will it be a good idea to replace it with the new 2016 Iron 883?

I'd replace it with another street 750.....

about the only thing I could think of between a street 750 and the 883 that I'd like is the 883 is an air cooled engine that has the classic Harley v twin air cooled engine sound.


but, I hear the 883 is slower than the 750 though.


if weight isn't a concern you might could find a used larger bike that you might like such as 1200 sportster, street bob or a vrod


good luck on your quest..
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the street 750 is faster over the 1/4 mile than a std 883, the iron is top heavy compared to the street. the tank is smaller.
The iron has a lot more aftermarket support. the iron can and do look tough.
I do love the look of the iron's though and may consider one, IF, it had the 1200 conversion.
Otherwise, i'd only consider upgrading to a 48 or a Vrod/NightRod, personally

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Why did the original poster sell his Street? It seems like kind of a sideways move. But, there's no law that one has to buy ever bigger and bigger motorcycles. Nothing wrong with an 883. I rode a 2006 XL883 for a few years, and the bike did just fine. I never rode two up, so if that's your goal, maybe the 1200 would be a better choice. The problem with all of the current lineup of Sportsters is that they are all lowered, causing insufficient cornering clearance (for me anyway), and will scrape hard parts if you lean them very far. Now, if one just wants to putt around, maybe you'll never scrape. However, being able to push a bike in the twisty roads is a large part of the riding enjoyment to me.

I worked with a young guy that has a Nightster. One day he pulled in behind me on the way to work. The road was a great country road with lots of corners going by farms, woods, river etc. When we got to work, he said that he couldn't believe how far I was leaning my standard model 883, as his Nightster could not do it due to the shortened suspension.

Don't know about a Street model, but you best do a few test rides on the new Sportsters before you buy.
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2015 STREET 750 is still dominating the market.! it has wonderful performance record.
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