2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Review

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

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LOW-SLUNG DARK CUSTOM ATTITUDE WITH HEAVY-HITTING STYLE.

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight: 

Designed with its signature bulldog stance and iconic 2.1-gallon fuel tank, the Forty-Eight is powered by the 1200cc Evolution® engine. And large diameter 49mm front forks, adjustable rear suspension and cast aluminium wheels with floating discs – gripped by powerful brake calipers – add plenty of handling ability to its heavy-hitting style.

 

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

Harley-Davidson Sportster Story

Thriving on street-bred and track-based racing performance since being introduced in 1957, the nimble, fun-to-ride Sportster® family of motorcycles is an American legend. With its lightweight narrow profile, aggressive riding position, and a variety of styles from the Dark Custom motorcycle look of the Iron 883™ to the race stripe graphic and new attitude of the 1200 Custom, the Sportster® motorcycle appeals to a wide variety of riders.

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

1200 cc Air-Cooled Evolution™ Engine

 

An iconic V-Twin engine that is renowned for its massive low-end torque and soul-satisfying sound. Lightweight aluminium heads and cylinders improve air-cooling efficiency.

 

Fat Front Wheel

Custom rubber reminiscent of the lead-sled culture. You get a beefy front end with a tall, fat MT90 tyre that gives the bike a dominating presence up front and provides a smooth ride and solid handling.

 

49mm Fork with Cartridge Dampening

The brawny 49mm front fork is accentuated by massive triple clamps and fork brace. We’ve also added cartridge dampening technology to keep the handling crisp and confident, no matter how rough or winding the road ahead.

 

Emulsion Rear Shock with Screw Adjuster

Features an Emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster that soaks up every bump the street throws your way, and easily adjusts to fit your riding style.

 

Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels

A set of black hardcore rims with added machined highlights to set off the design. They’re built of lightweight cast aluminium, so even with the plentitude of fat black rubber rolling underneath the ride feels light and nimble.

 

Foundation Brake System

An innovative, high-performing system that gives riders more confidence on the road and more power and predictability when you squeeze the brakes.

 

Iconic 7.9 Litre Fuel Tank

A classic peanut fuel tank design that adds to the machine’s low, powerful bulldog look, showing off the solid mass of the engine and the rawboned style of the lean Sportster® frame.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11299 to 11999 
USD

Pricing6

  • Vivid Black $11,299
  • Color $11,649
  • Hard Candy Custom $11,749
  • Anniversary Color $11,999

Engine

  • Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
  • Bore 3.5 in.
  • Stroke 3.8 in.
  • Displacement 73.4 cu in
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 85.2 in.
  • Seat Height, Laden 7 26.2 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen 28 in.
  • Ground Clearance 4.3 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
  • Trail 5.3 in.
  • Wheelbase 58.9 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped 545 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order 556 lb.

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 73 ft-lb
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27.1
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27.1
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 48 mpg

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 9 Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
  • Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)
  • Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $12999 to 14399 CDN

Pricing

  • Vivid Black $ 12,999
  • Color $ 13,399
  • Hard Candy Custom $ 13,799
  • Anniversary Color $ 14,399

Dimensions

  • Length 2,165 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 710 mm
  • Ground Clearance 110 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
  • Trail 135 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,495 mm
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 7.9 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 247 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 252 kg

Engine

  • Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution™
  • Bore 88.9 mm
  • Stroke 96.8 mm
  • Displacement 1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Shorty-dual exhaust with blacked out mufflers

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
  • Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 96 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27.1
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27.1
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 4.9 l/100 km

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)
  • Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  • 6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9995 to 10795  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Pricing5

  • Vivid Black £9,995
  • Color £10,245
  • Hard Candy Custom £10,415
  • Anniversary Color £10,795

Engine

  • Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™
  • Bore 88.9 mm
  • Stroke 96.8 mm
  • Displacement 1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10:1
  • Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Black, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 2,165 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 710 mm
  • Ground Clearance 110 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
  • Trail 135 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,495 mm
  • Tyres, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tyres, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 7.9 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 247 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 252 kg

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Engine Torque 3 96 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27.1
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27.1
  • Fuel Economy Testing Method EU 134/2014
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated Hwy/City 5.2 l/100 km
  • CO2 Emissions Testing Method EU 134/2014
  • CO2 Emissions 120 g/km

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.004
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.432
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.783
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.965
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.4

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 7 Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
  • Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system, ABS
  • Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  • 1. Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
  • 2. Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
  • 6. Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
  • 7. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

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