Harley Davidson Forty Eight

Rs. 9.97 - 9.97 Lakh *

Ex-showroom Price (New Delhi)

Forty-Eight is one more iconic Sportster in Harley Davidson lineup and it is powered by a bigger 1202cc V-twin air-cooled engine churning out 96 NM of torque. It is named so because of its tiny Peanut sized fuel tank which was made popular by the American cruiser company in 1948, hence, Forty-Eight. The design appears even more minimalistic compared to the Iron 883 which is largely due to the its miniscule 7.9 litres fuel tank. It is also regarded as a Bobber due to its fat front tyre with large profile. The latest incarnation of Forty-Eight sees improvements in suspension and brakes for a more comfortable, stable and safer ride.

Harley Davidson Forty Eight

Harley Davidson Forty Eight Bike Key Features

  • 1202cc V-twin air-cooled engine making 96 NM of torque.

  • New front and rear suspension and improved brakes.

  • Tiny 7.9 litres Peanut fuel tank.

Pros
  • Fantastic looks with excellent fit-n-finish.
  • Improved ride quality due to new suspension and better brakes.
Cons
  • Tiny fuel tank capacity of 7.9 litres affects long distance ability.

Harley Davidson Forty Eight Variant Specifications

Powertrain
Displacement (cc)
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Transmission
Gears
Cylinder
Valves
Fuel
Fuel tank capacity (litres)
Fuel efficiency (kmpl)
Fuel delivery system
Clutch
Front brake
Rear brake
Tyre size
Wheel type
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Specification
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)
Ground clearance (mm)
Seat height (mm)
Kerb weight (kg)
Features
Speedometer
Fuel gauge
Tachometer
Tripmeter
Electric start
Shift light
Stand alarm
Stepped seat
Pillion seat
Pillion footrest
Clock
Pass light
Safety
CBS
ABS
Cornering ABS
Traction control
  • 1,202
    N/A
    97
    Manual
    6
    N/A
    N/A
    Petrol
    7.9
    N/A
    Fuel injection
    Wet multiplate
    Disc
    Disc
    N/A
    Alloy
    N/A
    N/A
     
    2,165
    N/A
    N/A
    1,495
    110
    710
    247
     
    Yes
    Yes
    Digital
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
     
    N/A
    Yes
    N/A
    Yes

  • Harley Davidson Forty Eight Design and Build

    Harley Davidson Forty Eight

    Forty-Eight is considered a Bobber-style motorcycle from Harley Davidson with a fat front tyre having large profile (90mm), a very small fuel tank and a single seat. The styling is one of the best examples of minimalism with the fuel tank and the exposed rear fender forming almost the entirety of the bodywork. The front gets a trademark round headlight followed by a drag-style handlebar, a tiny Peanut fuel tank, a single rider seat and an exposed rear fender. Front forks are fat and so is the tyre measuring at 130/90. Both wheels are 16-inch. Fit-n-finish and the build quality is exceptional and the Forty-Eight comes across as one of the most stunning Harley Davidsons ever.

  • Harley Davidson Forty Eight Riding Ergonomics

    Harley Davidson Forty Eight

    The ergonomics on the Forty-Eight are slightly on the aggressive side as the rider holds a flat handlebar while still sitting mostly upright. The feet rest on forward-set foot-pegs. The riding position is known to be quite comfortable for short rides, although, the comfort over long distances is quite questionable. However, with the new suspension having new front forks and Emulsion rear shockers adjustable for preload, comfort has increased noticeably over the changing road conditions.

  • Harley Davidson Forty Eight Engine

    Harley Davidson Forty Eight

    Forty-Eight is powered by a 1202cc V-twin air-cooled engine which delivers a healthy 96 NM of torque at 4,250 RPM for brisk acceleration especially in city traffic and even on highways. The power delivery is smooth and linear for the most part, however, the throttle can be smoother at low RPMs.

  • Harley Davidson Forty Eight Transmission

    Harley Davidson Forty Eight

    Forty-Eight comes with a 5-speed manual transmission which is well-spaced to utilize all the torque from its 1202cc engine. The quality of the gearbox is good with nice shifts without any problems. The clutch is substantial, yet, not too heavy.

  • Harley Davidson Forty Eight Braking and Safety

    Forty-Eight gets an improved braking system which they call the Foundation Brake System. There's a 300mm disc at the front and a similar single disc at the back. Both front and rear brakes are operated by dual piston calipers and there are all-aluminium master cylinders as well.

  • Harley Davidson Forty Eight Mileage

    Forty-Eight may not appear ideal for long distance touring given its 7.9 litres of fuel tank capacity. An overall range of up to 150 km can be expected from one full tank.

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