2018 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 and Forty Eight Special revealed: Custom-inspired motorcycles look impressive

The new Harley Davidson Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special aim at offering the custom touch to the customers. Furthermore, the bikes get ape handlebar to offer a more upright riding position. India launch expected to take place sometime this year only.

By: | Published: February 22, 2018 1:00 PM

Renowned American bike maker Harley-Davidson has taken the wraps off two new motorcycles that go by the name Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special. Positioned in the company's Sportster range, the two motorcycles get a new paint job that is inspired by the custom bikes from the 1970s. One of the most prominent highlights of the new Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special is the new ape handlebar that offers a more upright riding position. The new Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Special and Iron 1200 source power from the same 1202cc Evolution, V-twin engine that is good for churning out a maximum torque output of 96 Nm at 4000 rpm. First, the new Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 takes its inspiration from the Iron 883. However, the motorcycle misses out on chrome at a few places as compared to the latter. The motorcycle gets a new headlamp cowl that will instantly remind you of the company's Street range of cruisers. The new Iron 1200 comes assisted with a 12.5-litre fuel tank. The motorcycle also gets a cafe racer styled single saddle that looks decent. If you wish to park the new Iron 1200 in your garage, you will have to spare USD 9,999 that translates to Rs 6.49 lakh as per the Indian currency.

The second motorcycle, Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special, as the name suggests, come based on the standard Forty-Eight model. Prime visual highlights of the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special include chrome finishing on the engine cover and exhaust cover as against the all black treatment on the regular model. The bike has been fitted with an 8.3-litre fuel tank that might worry you while going on long distance rides. The bike will set you back by USD 11,299 or Rs 7.34 lakhs.

The new Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special are expected to be launched in India sometime this year. With the new models, the company definitely wants to step up the desirability of its Sportster series by offering a custom element to the customers.

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