Harley Davidson Forty Eight

The Forty-Eight® gets its name from the year its famous peanut tank was first introduced. A true urban warrior, its distinctive custom stance (as well as its agile handling) come largely from its short chassis, lowered front suspension, low profile, solo seat and fat balloon tyres. Powered by the responsive 1200cc Revolution® engine with ABS as standard.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Harley Davidson

The Forty-Eight® motorcycle is an urban brawler that drips attitude from every element; from the fat, balloon tires to the all-steel peanut tank to the solo seat.

Custom touches define this bulldog of a bike. A slammed speedometer, under bar mounted mirrors and 26-inch seat height offer a low profile, while the peanut tank and big 16-inch wheels combine for a menacing look that could only come from Harley-Davidson.

-Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

-Rubber-mounted powertrain to reduce vibration

-5-speed Transmission

-Chrome, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

-Forward-mounted foot controls


Model Highlights

NEW Paint color options including Hard Candy Custom™ color

-Front and rear brakes with a large front rotor, rigid front and rear calipers with large pistons, and braided stainless steel brake lines

-Optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

– Trip switch function allows odometer to display gear indicator and rpm

– Optional keyless H-D® Factory Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob

– Integrated electrical system including new hand controls, speedometer, updated wire harness, oil tank, and side covers

– Black side covers to match bodywork finish • Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear tires

– Blacked out rubber-mounted Evolution® 1200 cc V-Twin engine with polished covers

– Muscular bulldog front stance and slammed rear suspension

– Classic 2.1-gallon peanut fuel tank with lightening hole mounting bracket

– 16-inch Black, Steel Laced wheels • Chopped front fender mounted on fork brace with lightening holes

– Chopped rear fender

– Tall and fat 130 mm Dunlop MT90 front tire

– Blacked-out components including air cleaner cover, clutch and brake levers and turn signals

– One-piece, Sportster® classic solo seat

– 26-inch seat height

– Low profile custom handlebar

– Under-mounted mirrors

– Side-mounted license plate

– Combination stop/turn/tail lights



Source: Harley Davidson

Technical Specifications Harley Davidson Forty Eight
Type Evolution® - Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Displacement 1202 cc
Bore x Stroke 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Maximum Power 50 KW (68,0 HP) @ 5750RPM
Maximum Torque 96 NM (9,79 KGF.M) @ 3500RPM
Cooling System Air-cooled
Lubrication System Dry-sump
Fuel Supply System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter System Electric (1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement)
Transmission Type 5-speeds
Final Transmission System Belt Drive (29/68 ratio)
Clutch Type Multi-plate, wet
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions / Swingarm: Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Caster Angle 30°
Trail 107 mm
Front Suspension Front Forks 39 mm
Front Wheel Travel 92 mm
Rear Suspension Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 41 mm
Front Break Solid, uniform expansion rotor, 300 mm x 5 mm, Dual-piston Caliper
Rear Break Solid, uniform expansion rotor, 260.1 mm x 7.1 mm, Dual-piston Caliper
Front Tyre 16"/Michelin® Scorcher™ "31" 130 mm
Rear Tyre 16"/Michelin® Scorcher™ "31" 150 mm
Overall Length 2255 mm
Overall Width 820 mm
Overall Height 1065 mm
Seat Height 710 mm
Wheelbase 1520 mm
Min. ground clearance 100 mm
Kerb Weight 255 kg
Fuel Capacity 7,9 Liters

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