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Harley Davidson Forty Eight

Harley Davidson Forty Eight (HT Auto photo)

₹ 11 Lakhs* Onwards

Ex showroom price in Delhi

Harley Davidson Forty Eight Key Specs

Mileage -
Engine -
Transmission Manual
Fuel Supply Fuel injection

Harley Davidson Forty Eight Price List, Specifications and Features

Forty Eight

₹ 11 Lakhs

Harley Davidson Forty Eight
Expert Review

3 out of 5
Two new models joined the Sportster line-up for 2018, the Iron 1200, and this bike, the Forty-Eight Special. The Special exists alongside the standard Forty-Eight and the differences between them aren't that many. So, we'll start with what was constant. Most of the critical components on this bike are the same as those on the standard Forty-Eight. This means you get the same chassis, with identical steering geometry. The fat 49mm fork with a chunky fork brace carries forward, as well; as does the fat 130 section front tyre. Both bikes also share the 1202cc air-cooled V-twin in the same state of tune, with peak torque of 97Nm available from 3,500rpm. As is tradition, Harley doesn't quote power figures. The single seat is also the familiar one and the foot pegs are installed in the same forward-set position.The differences between the Forty-Eight and the Special are largely visual. For starters, the fuel tank gets some lovely '70s-themed graphics and the wheels get a solid black treatment. The big change, though, comes in the new tall-boy handlebar that raises the rider's hands up but also brings them slightly forward. Coupled with the forward set foot pegs, this handlebar puts the rider in a mildly sporty forward lean - so it doesn't change only the looks, but also gives the bike a different feel, overall.Quite well actually; after the Iron 1200 the Sportster feels decidedly more, erm - sporty This is primarily thanks to the higher quality suspension fork and the solid fork brace that gives the front-end a more connected and planted feel The fat tyre adds some effort to the steering - and just as with the Iron, the cornering clearance is a limiting factor to the amount of speed you can carry through the bends Read More