2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster Photo Gallery
2007 is the Sportster's 50th anniversary, making it the longest continuously produced model family in the history of H-D.
Photos of the 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster.
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster
Good fuel management is necessary on the Sporster because of the 3.3-gallon fuel tank's limited range.
The Sportser isn't nimble like a sportbike but was still capable of carving clean lines through the twisties.
The 2007 Sportsters join the rest of the H-D line with its switch to electronic sequential port fuel injection.
We like the classic naked styling of the Sporty, but one ride with a stiff head wind beat me about like a tattered sail.
The Sportster gained 8 lbs over last year's model, with a claimed empty weight of 563 lbs.
The Sportster model has come a long ways from its XL series 55 ci OHV debut in 1957.
The increased torque is beneficial when you have a 215 lb. rider on-board.
The handlebar wiring has been increased a couple of inches on the low-risers, making it easier to swap out bars.
The Sporty's brakes haven't been one of the model's high points, but for 2007 the bike has upgraded up front from single to dual-piston calipers.
Since Harley-Davidson started rubber mounting the Sportster's engines in 2004, the bike no longer rattles your teeth out of your head.
With lots of twisting mountain roads and elevation changes, the natural terrain of Oregon provided excellent testing grounds for the Sportster's handling.
For 2007, Harley-Davidson has kept classic Sportster cues like the peanut fuel tank, chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust and spoked wheels.
The Sportster's hand controls have been made more rider-friendly, with an 8% reduction in clutch effort and an 11% reduction in the effort required to squeeze the front brakes.
The Sporster's new induction helps give the bike about 15% more torque at 2500 rpm.
Look - it's a Harley (MCUSA's Bryan) on a Harley.
Motorcycle USA had the pleasure of rolling over the mountains of Oregon on the Pacific blue pearl 883cc Sportster.
The dyno charts confirmed Harley's claim of more torque on the low end.
The 2007 H-D Sportster is an affordable entry-level performer for those wishing to own a piece of the Harley V-Twin mystique.
The 2007 H-D Sportster's front end has a better bite thanks to its dual-piston calipers.
The 55 cubic-inch air-cooled XL Evolution engine has new cams which help generate more low-end power.
The chrome, staggered shorty dual exhausts are a signature Sporty trait.
Did you know that the Sportster is the longest continuously produced model in the vast Harley contingent?
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