Sportsters are a line of sporty styled Harley Davidson motorcycles that have been produced since 1957. It is the longest continuously made motorcycle by Harley Davidson. The first Sportster featured a 55 cubic inch, four-stroke engine and four-speed transmission. It was built as a comeback to the Japanese and British bikes that swamped the US market at the time, and in turn replaced the Harley K flathead motorcycle. By the next year, the H-D Sportster XLH was introduced, and consequently continued to evolve with years of performance upgrades.
Up until 2007, the Sportster was recognized by its well-known peanut fuel tank. That year, the Sportster line switched from a carburetor to H-D's Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection. The Sportster was the last of the Harley line to make the switch.
The Harley Davidson Sportster is now available with two different engines sizes: the Sportster 883 or the Sportster 1200. Each model has three variations: Low, Custom or the blacked-out treatment of the Iron 883 or the Nightster 1200. The Motor Company's Sportster is driven by a rubber-mounted 883cc or 1200cc Evolution V-Twin engine mounted in a slim frame. With its low price and easy management, the Sportster is often used by beginner motorcyclists.
Freedom Road Cycles of Wichita, KS carries used Sportsters, as well as other used Harley Davidson motorcycles. For more information about Freedom Road Cycles, visit them at 552 S Tyler Rd. Wichita, KS 67209 or visit their website at http://www.freedomroadcycles.net/.
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