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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

  • 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.