1997 Sportster

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Example: 1HD1CAP16VY201624 appears on steering head. Abbreviated VIN appears on engine crankcase - CAP16VY201624


Motorcycle Origin

Manufacturer/ Make

Motorcycle Displacement Type

Model Designation

Engine Size

Introduction Date / Special Models

VIN Check Digit

Model Year

Assembly Plant

Serial Number
Made in USA Harley Davidson 1 = 901 cc & up
4 = 351-900 cc

CA = XLH 883
CE = XLH 883 Hugger
CA= XLH 1200
CG = XL 1200C Custom
CH = XL 1200S Sport
M = 883 CC ENGINE
P = 1200 CC ENGINE
1 = Regular
2 = Mid Year Intro Date
3 = California Models
Can be
0 - 9 or X
V = 1997
Y = YORK, PA

K = Kansas City, MO
1 HD 1 CA P 1 6 V Y 201624


Engine, Drivetrain, Performance

Engine- 883

  • Air Cooled, Overhead Valve, V-twin Evolution®
  • Type: 4 Cycle, 45'V
  • Bore: 3.000 in. / 76.20 mm
  • Stroke: 3.812 in. / 96.82 mm
  • Piston Displacement: 53.9 ci / 883 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0 to 1
  • Horsepower: 55 @ 6,000 rpm 1)
  • Oil Tank Capacity w/Filter: 3 qt / 2.8 liters

Specifications

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive: Triple- Row Chain
  • Primary Drive Front Gear: 35 Teeth
  • Primary Drive Rear Gear: 56 Teeth
  • Primary Drive Ratio: 1.60:1
  • Final Drive: 128 Tooth Secondary Drive Belt 2)
  • Final Drive Transmission Sprocket: 27 Teeth 3)
  • Final Drive Rear Wheel Sprocket: 61 Teeth
  • Final Drive Ratio: 2.26 : 1
  • Transmission: Trap Door Style, Constant Mesh Type 5-speed
  • Gear Ratios (overall): Domestic and HDI 4)- 5)
    • 1st: 9.71
    • 2nd: 7.12
    • 3rd: 5.18
    • 4th: 4.26
    • 5th: 3.61

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method:
  • Engine Torque:Torque: 50 ft-lb @ 4,600 rpm 6)
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.):
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.):
  • Fuel Economy, Combined City/Highway:

Engine- 1200

  • Air Cooled,Overhead Valve, V-twin Evolution®
  • Type: 4 Cycle, 45'V
  • Bore: 3.498 in. / 88.85 mm
  • Stroke: 3.812 in. / 96.82 mm
  • Piston Displacement: 73.3 ci / 1201 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0 to 1
  • Horsepower: 65 @ 5,200 rpm 7)
  • Oil Tank Capacity w/Filter: 3 qt / 2.8 liters

Specifications

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive: Triple- Row Chain
  • Primary Drive Front Gear: 35 Teeth
  • Primary Drive Rear Gear: 56 Teeth
  • Primary Drive Ratio: 1.60:1
  • Final Drive: 128 Tooth Secondary Drive Belt
  • Final Drive Transmission Sprocket: 29 Teeth 8)
  • Final Drive Rear Wheel Sprocket: 61 Teeth</font>
  • Final Drive Ratio: 2.10:1
  • Transmission: Trap Door Style, Constant Mesh Type 5-speed
  • Gear Ratios (overall): Domestic and HDI 9) - 10)
    • 1st: 9.04
    • 2nd: 6.62
    • 3rd: 4.82
    • 4th: 3.97
    • 5th: 3.36

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method:
  • Engine Torque:Torque: 71 ft-lb @ 4,000 rpm 11)
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.):
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.):
  • Fuel Economy, Combined City/Highway:

Engine- 1200S

  • Air Cooled,Overhead Valve, V-twin Evolution®
  • Type: 4 Cycle, 45'V
  • Bore: 3.498 in. / 88.85 mm
  • Stroke: 3.812 in. / 96.82 mm
  • Piston Displacement: 73.3 ci / 1201 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0 to 1
  • Horsepower: 65 @ 5,200 rpm
  • Oil Tank Capacity w/Filter: 3 qt / 2.8 liters
  • Ignition: Single Fire Twin Plug Ignition System

Specifications

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive: Triple- Row Chain
  • Primary Drive Front Gear: 35 Teeth
  • Primary Drive Rear Gear: 56 Teeth
  • Primary Drive Ratio: 1.60:1
  • Final Drive: 128 Tooth Secondary Drive Belt 12)
  • Final Drive Transmission Sprocket: 29 Teeth 13)
  • Final Drive Rear Wheel Sprocket: 61 Teeth
  • Final Drive Ratio: 2.10:1
  • Transmission: Trap Door Style, Constant Mesh Type 5-speed
  • Gear Ratios (overall): Domestic 14)
    • 1st: 9.04
    • 2nd: 6.62
    • 3rd: 4.82
    • 4th: 3.97
    • 5th: 3.36

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method:
  • Engine Torque:Torque: 71 ft-lb @ 4,000 rpm 15)
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.):
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.):
  • Fuel Economy, Combined City/Highway:

Specifications

Models

XLH 883

$ 5,195 Suggested Retail Price (when new) 16) What is the Current KBB Value? 17)

  • Colors: Solid and Candy

XLH 883 Hugger

$ 5,895 Suggested Retail Price (when new) 18) What is the Current KBB Value? 19)

  • Colors: Solid and Candy

XLH 1200

$ 7,560 Suggested Retail Price (when new) 20) What is the Current KBB Value? 21)

  • Colors: Solid, Candy and Two Tone

XL 1200C

$ 8,620 Suggested Retail Price (when new) 22) What is the Current KBB Value? 23)

  • Colors: Solid, Candy and Two Tone

XL 1200S

$ 8,110 Suggested Retail Price (when new) 24) What is the Current KBB Value? 25)

  • Colors: Solid, Candy and Two Tone

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