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A new 1200cc Harley-Davidson Sportster joins the model family, this one called the Forty-Eight. It is a factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of the Dark Custom bikes, the Motor Companys line of blacked out motorcycles that includes the Nightster, Iron 883, Cross Bones, Fat Bob, and Street Bob.
The Forty-Eight features a 26-inch seat height (thats .3 inches lower than the Sportster 1200 Lows 26.3 inch seat height, yet taller than the 1200 Nightsters 25.3 inch seat height), the classic 2.1-gallon “peanut” fuel tank, a “bulldog appearance” with the performance of its blacked out and polished rubber-mounted Evolution 1200cc V-Twin engine.
The low solo seat, under-mounted mirrors, side mount license plate, clean rear fender and tall and fat front tire emphasize the Forty Eights focus on chiseled customization. The Forty-Eight model comes in Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver and Mirage Orange Pearl colors and will be available soon at Harley-Davidson dealers. Price starts at $10,499 for the Vivid Black.
Forty-Eight features and highlights: Check out the long form commercial for the new Forty-Eight.
Blacked out rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with polished covers
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Steel 2.1-gallon peanut fuel tank with lightening hole mounting bracket
One-piece, solo Sportster classic seat
26-inch seat height
Tall and fat 130 mm Dunlop MT90 front tire
16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels
Low profile custom handlebar
New front forks with wide triple clamps
Chopped front fender mounted on fork brace with lightening holes
Blacked components including air cleaner cover, clutch and brake levers and turn signals
Chopped rear fender
Side-mounted license plate
Two-year factory warranty
Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System
Forty-Eight features and highlights:
Check out the long form commercial for the new Forty-Eight.