Buyer’s Guide Model Detail

Buyer's Guide > Forty-Eight Special
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While the standard Forty-Eight model is pretty blacked-out, the Special adds a bit of bling, with chromed exhaust and engine bits. Other than that, it's still the same retro-styled model as the original, with fat tires and visual cues all the way back to post-WWII machines.
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Brand
Harley Davidson
Model
Forty-Eight Special
Categories
Cruiser - Standard
New/Returning
New for 2018
Msrp
$ 12,999
Enginesize
1,202 cc
Engine Type
45 degree V-twin, pushrods with 2 valves/cyl, air-cooled, 4-stroke
Transmission
5-speed, belt
Clutch
Wet multi-plate
Fueling
Fuel Injection
Max Power
54 HP (40 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque
70.8 ft-lbs (96 Nm) @ 3500 rpm
Seat Height, std
710 mm (28 in.)
Seat Height, options
Wheelbase
1520 mm (59.8 in.)
Fuel Capacity
7.9 L (2.09 USG)
Dry Weight
248 kg (546 lbs.)
Curb Weight
256 kg (564 lbs.)
Brakes, front
Single 292 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Brakes, rear
Single 260 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
ABS Optional
Suspension, front
39 mm Standard forks, non-adjustable with 92 mm of travel
Suspension, rear
Dual shocks, preload adjustable with 41 mm of travel
Tires, front
130/90-B16
Tires, rear
150/80-B16
Paint/Colours
Vivid Black, Wicked Red, Billiard White
Warranty
24 months, unlimited mileage

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