Buyer’s Guide Model Detail

Buyer's Guide > Forty-Eight
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The Forty-Eight is the most retro-styled Sportster. It rolls on black-rimmed spoke wheels, is dropped as low as it can be without locking the rear tire into the fender, and is available with a genuine metal-flake paint job on the gas tank. ABS is a $915 option (included for free on the 115th anniversary edition).
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Brand
Harley Davidson
Model
Forty-Eight
Categories
Cruiser - Standard
New/Returning
Returning for 2019
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
245 kg (540 lbs.)
Curb Weight
255 kg (562 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 Denim, Industrial Gray, Rugged Gold Denim, Scorched Orange/Black Denim, Blue Max
Warranty
24 months, unlimited mileage

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