2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Guide

2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight 2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight 2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight 2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight 2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight: FINE TUNED.

Introducing the 2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight…

The Forty-Eight features fat tires on a skinny bike with an iconic peanut tank that made its debut in 1948. Designed with signature bulldog stance and 1200cc of torque. In addition to the look, it features a large 49mm front forks, an adjustable rear suspension, cast aluminum wheels with floating rotors and powerful brakes for plenty of handling and comfort.

Heavy-hitting fat tire style with an iconic peanut tank and bulldog stance.

 

 

2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

THIS IS THE RIGHT BIKE FOR
Urban riders looking to command attention
A powerful stance, smooth ride and sharp handling
1200cc Air-Cooled Evolution® V-Twin engine
Forward riding position
Forward foot controls

 

 

2021 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 aluminum 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 tire 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 damping 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 ALUMINUM 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 2.1 GALLON 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.

The Sportster motorcycle has been a feature on the motorcycling landscape since it first hit the scene in 1957. This is the machine that’s done it all. Drag racing, flat track racing, land speed records, and every kind of street riding or cross-country trek riders could dream up. Simple, righteous, bare-knuckle style. Legendary engine. Easily affordable. Infinitely customizable. Updated for the modern era. Take it wherever you want to go.

 

 

2021 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – Totalmotorcycle.com  Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 11-299 to 11999
USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 12999 to 13399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model XL 1200X Forty-Eight® Notes
Dimensions
Length 85.2 in. (2,165 mm)
Overall Width 32.9 in. (835 mm)
Overall Height 43.3 in. (1,100 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 26.2 in. (665 mm) 2
Seat Height, Unladen 28 in. (710 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.3 in. (110 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
Fork Angle (deg) 28.7
Trail 5.3 in. (135 mm)
Wheelbase 58.9 in. (1,495 mm)
Tires, Type Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear
Tires, Front Model Scorcher® “31”
Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
Tires, Rear Model Scorcher® “31”
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal. (7.9 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 0.65 gal. (2.5 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt. (2.6 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (1 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 545 lb. (247 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 556 lb. (252 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,000 lb. (454 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 335 lb. (152 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 665 lb. (302 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A
Engine
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore 3.5 in. (88.9 mm)
Stroke 3.8 in. (96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.4 cu in (1,202 cc)
Compression Ratio 10:01
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) 3
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Exhaust Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
Lubrication System Dry-sump
Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 29/68 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
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
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th N/A
Chassis
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 49 mm fork set, free valve right hand and cartridge style left hand
Rear Shocks Variable rate spring over 36mm piston nitrogen gas-charged emulsion style shock with thread style preload adjustment
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights 4
Wheels, Front Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights 4
Wheels, Rear Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Front floating, Rear uniform expansion rotor
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual No
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.24 in. (260 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Optional
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (91 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 1.6 in. (41 mm)
Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 73 ft-lb (99 Nm) 5
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km) 6
Electric
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp Quartz Halogen, 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop Incandescent
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights Incandescent bullet turn signals
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped) 7
Lights, Rear Turn Signals Incandescent bullet turn signals
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
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet N/A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A
Warranty And Service
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage) 8
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter 9

 

USA PRICING
VIVID BLACK
$11,299
COLOR
$11,649
CUSTOM COLOR
$11,999
ABS OPTION
$795

Canadian Pricing

VIVID BLACK
$12,999
COLOUR
$13,399
ABS OPTION
$615
SECURITY OPTION
$355

 

Footnotes1Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty. 2Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight. 3Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2. 4Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region. 5Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region. 6The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary. 7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren. 8See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details. 9Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.

 

 

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