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2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster Photo Gallery
The 2005 Sportster is steady in the corners and anchored on the straights.
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Although it's not exactly a race machine, the Sporty is surprisingly nimble for a cruiser.
Mid-corner stability is one of the highlights of the redesigned chassis.
In 2004 H-D redesigned the Sportster and what emerged is a remarkably good motorcycle.
The suspension on the '05 Sportster isn't perfect, but it's up to the task for real world riding.
Hard parts scrape at modest lean angles, but clearance still beats most cruisers.
The 883cc engine is pretty peppy for a small bore Twin.
H-D's look good even at a standstill.
With enough power to get into trouble, there is no problem showing most cars your backside.
There are four different models of the Sportster available in 2005, including the custom model show here.
a pair of 298mm discs help to slow the Sportster, while a single 298mm disc out back completes the process.
The controls are milled from quality components. Few companies give the details as much attention at H-D.
A kevlar belt is the final drive mechanism and should give owners plenty of maintenance free days of riding.
Components such as the pipes and air cleaner can easily be swapped out thanks to the vast Screamin' Eagle accessory catalogue.
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