Who's Got the Look?
When high-dollar "choppermania" was in full swing, lots of people wanted the street cred that comes with owning one, but not many had the fat wallet to back it up. Harley-Davidson's answer has been its Dark Custom series, and that look is trickling down to the sub-900cc level. The 883 Iron is a chopped, angry Sportster for the neophyte hooligan, or for those just not wanting anything more than a minimalist experience. It's the Nightster with a smaller motor (and pricetag), but it actually does the blacked-out thing even better. The Iron is a no-frills machine with shortened fenders, drag handlebars, a solo seat, and side-mount license plate frame. The fork lowers, motor, transmission, oil tank, wheels, and belt guard are all flat black, while vintage rubber, gaiters round out the look. It's also only available in two flat color options: Midnight Black and XX Silver.