Harley introduces new budget motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Inc. is introducing a new bike in one of its most affordable lines.

The company announced the Sportster Iron 883 will start at around $7,900.

Last week, the Milwaukee-based company said reduced demand is causing it to cut 1,100 jobs over two years, close some facilities and consolidate others.

In a statement Monday, the company said Sportsters have “stood against the grain” since they were introduced in 1957.

The company’s chief marketing officer, Mark-Hans Richer, described the bike as having old-school style while leaving plenty of room for customization.

The new model is the latest Dark Custom motorcycle.

Would I like to have one? Absolutely not.