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Pick your poison

XL883N Iron 883 goes for $$7,999
Street 750 goes for $7,500

$500 price difference. You get a little bit more displacement with the Iron. Air cooled Iron vs Liquid cooled Street. Chain driven Iron vs Belt Driven Street. 5 speed iron vs 6 speed street. 573lbs iron vs 480lbs street.
 

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Pricing on both comes very close. Hard to just decide between the two on paper or just seeing info online. I think this is a case where you'd have to see them in person and ride them.
 

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Yea the two bikes are very similar. I think that i would have to test drive them both before I can make a decision. I was leaning more towards the 500cc Street though.
 

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Pick your poison

XL883N Iron 883 goes for $$7,999
Street 750 goes for $7,500

$500 price difference. You get a little bit more displacement with the Iron. Air cooled Iron vs Liquid cooled Street. Chain driven Iron vs Belt Driven Street. 5 speed iron vs 6 speed street. 573lbs iron vs 480lbs street.
Both the Street and the Iron have belt final drive
 

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Maybe I am reading it wrong. In the specs on the HD website it shows the XL883N as a chain primary drive.

2014 Harley-Davidson® XL883N Sportster® Iron 883™ | Laugerman's Harley-Davidson | York Pennsylvania

The specs could be wrong. I don't know enough about the Sportster to know.

EDIT:

Actually now that I read into the Street it also mentions it as chain driven

2014 Harley-Davidson Street 500 & Street 750- EICMA 2013
You are correct in that the PRIMARY is chain driven. That is inside the engine/transmission case. The FINAL drive is belt, which is from the transmission to your rear wheel sprocket.
 

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ahh right. So it is the same between the Street and Iron then.

Both chain primary and both belt final.

Sorry.

First time harley buyer for the loss.
 

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I found this web site on another forum and thought it might be of help for comparison.
It deals with Motorcycle Ergonomics in great detail so you can do a side by side comparison based on your physical stature to the motorcycle you choose.

Here is the link------> Motorcycle Ergonomics

I used this site to compare my Street 750 to my 04 Suzuki Savage. Based on my height and inseam. It was very close.
Here is an example of what you see on this website listed above after adding your info...
 

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I'm thinking of switching to a chain final drive. Not only does it look better in my opinion, but my understanding is that for high performance and a bit of hooligan riding it will hold up better. I, for one , don't mind a bit of chain maintenance.
A chain is far more likely to fail but it can be fixed when it breaks (as long as you have a spare master link with you).
 

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I've always thought that the Sportster was a sharp looking machine but the turn off for me is the friggin loud exhaust. I hate Harleys for that simple reason and swore I would never own a Harley, but that was before I discovered the Street. If the Street sounded like a Sportster I wouldn't even have consider buying one.
Also the Harleys shake you to death. Put a glass of milk on a Harleys seat and in five minutes you have cottage cheese, the Street will not even make a ripple of vibration.
 

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OldDawg you and I both share the same feelings for the street regarding the sound. My neighbour has a Street Bob with Screaming Eagle exhausts. When he starts the bike up in the morning, his parking is only 30 feet from our back bedroom, the bedroom glass window panes rattle, so no alarm clock needed.
 

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the only sound I don't like about my street 750 is every time I roll it out into the driveway, our three outside small dogs go nuts wanting to ride, same as when I pull out their golf cart (doggie limo) :D
 

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when I went to the dealer to look at the street there was an 883 next to it, so I considered both. I was looking for a small sized bike, & the 883 was in that category, I liked the size of the 750 better. The main reason though was cost. With the same option package the 883 was over $2K more. It wasn't just the options, they wouldn't discount the 883 as much. I hope I made the right choice.
 

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Corky you bought an 883-eater, so I am sure you will have many miles of fun with the 750.
 
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