Have a look through the Sporty section for a tonne of information. So far on my Iron I've changed to a stage 1 and better headlight. Suspension can be considered below par along with the comfort of the seat. Ride one for a whole day for a proper assessment.
Which one do you like more you sportser or you sport bike, what bike did you use to have if you don't mind me asking
Go 1200. Really... just do it. Buy used by new...don't care. Just go 1200. If you're worried about its speed then you will always be left wondering... who wants to wonder... My 1200 can run up to 110 no problem, 120 if I push it and maybe more than that. That's is some damn good speed for a stage 1 Sportster!!
I second that. Would you say a GT mustang or Camaro SS is sluggish? The 883 runs the same ET in the quarter as them cars and comes off the line even harder. I have yet to meet a car on the streets that feels froggy enough to beat my 883 in a road race. 883 gearing launches the bike hard IF and thats a big IF you know how to ride a bike. Anyone who gets a sluggish launch with an 883 will get the same launch from a 10200cc bike. If you ditch the obese rear tire it flicks into corners and twists even better.The 883 isn't sluggish! Don't listen to all the bunk about no power, etc. GO RIDE ONE YOURSELF! Then decide if you like it. The 883 will run all day at 75-85 mph with no problem,( I do it all the time), will run over 100 mph and is dead reliable.