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2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

– 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle is a factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of the Dark Custom™ bikes.

Riding low with a slammed suspension and featuring the classic 2.1-gallon “peanut” fuel tank, the Forty-Eight backs up its bulldog appearance with the performance of its blacked out and polished rubber-mounted Evolution® 1200 cc V-Twin engine. The low solo seat, under-mounted mirrors, side mount license plate, clean rear fender and tall and fat front tire emphasize the Forty Eight’s focus on chiseled customization.

And while the Forty-Eight model may break bad when it comes to radical attitude and straight-on style, it won’t break the bank starting at just $10,499 MSRP in Vivid Black.

“With its classic bulldog shoulders stance, the Forty-Eight strikes a distinctive look and low profile that could only come from Harley-Davidson,” said Ray Drea, Harley-Davidson Senior Director of Styling. “The Forty-Eight model has a collective past life experience and broken-in look that is raw and authentic.”

As a Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycle, the Forty-Eight is ready to ride as a radical custom and also primed to take on its rider’s character and personality. Dark Custom accomplices of the Forty-Eight include the Nightster®, Iron 883™, Cross Bones®, Fat Bob® and Street Bob®. Check out more on Dark Custom motorcycles at www.harley-davidson.com/darkcustom.

Harley-Davidson Sportster models like the Forty-Eight have retained an aura of rebellion since their introduction in 1957, when the foundation of custom culture was being formed by hot rod gear heads hanging out on city street corners, in gritty garages or at dusty dragstrips. Sportster motorcycles became an iron canvas for many legendary choppers of that hot rod era and beyond.

Lying low from tire-to-tire, the Forty-Eight model showcases more of its black 1200 Evolution V-Twin engine with polished accents and other components with a clean look highlighted by the traditional peanut fuel tank, small solo seat and lightening holes in the backbone mounting bracket. The Forty-Eight has more than just custom cool styling with the smooth ride on new front fork sliders, a tall and fat front tire and slammed rear suspension.

With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a broad torque curve, the Forty-Eight motorcycle delivers a powerfully responsive ride with smooth clutch effort. The pipes on the chrome, shorty dual exhaust pound out the distinctive Harley-Davidson American V-Twin sound.

The Forty-Eight embraces the street up front with forward foot controls, low profile custom handlebar, under-mounted mirrors, fork-mounted turn signals, slammed speedometer mounting bracket and fork brace with lightening holes. A unique dual texture solo seat with a height of 26 inches fits the lone rider, while a passenger pillion, footpegs and backrest are some of the many accessories that can be added.

The black chopped rear fender with combination stop/turn/tail lights and a side mounted license plate help show-off the 150 mm rear tire and 16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels. The front tire also rides on a wide black wheel.

The Forty-Eight model comes in Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver and Mirage Orange Pearl colors and will be available soon at Harley-Davidson dealers.


The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle is a factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of the Dark Custom™ bikes.

Riding low with a slammed suspension and featuring the classic 2.1-gallon “peanut” fuel tank, the Forty-Eight backs up its bulldog appearance with the performance of its blacked out and polished rubber-mounted Evolution® 1200 cc V-Twin engine. The low solo seat, under-mounted mirrors, side mount license plate, clean rear fender and tall and fat front tire emphasize the Forty Eight’s focus on chiseled customization.

The Forty-Eight model may break bad when it comes to radical attitude and straight-on style, but it won’t break the bank starting at just $10,499 MSRP in Vivid Black.

 

Model Highlights

Forty-Eight features and highlights:

Blacked out rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with polished covers

Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Steel 2.1-gallon peanut fuel tank with lightening hole mounting bracket

One-piece, solo Sportster classic seat

26-inch seat height

Tall and fat 130 mm Dunlop MT90 front tire

16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels

Low profile custom handlebar

Under-mounted mirrors

New front forks with wide triple clamps

Chopped front fender mounted on fork brace with lightening holes

Blacked components including air cleaner cover, clutch and brake levers and turn signals

Chopped rear fender

Stop-turn-tail lights

Side-mounted license plate

Two-year factory warranty

Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System

 

 

Key Features:

Peanut Tank

Slammed Speedo and Under Mount Mirrors

Fat Front End

Chopped Front Fender

Stop Turn Taillights

Low Solo Seat

Rubber Mounted 1200cc Evolution Engine

Low Suspension

 

 

 

 

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: $10,499 USD


Length 88.6 in. 2250.44 mm
Seat Height Laden 1 26 in. 660.4 mm
Unladen 1 26.8 in. 680.72 mm
Ground Clearance 3.9 in. 99.06 mm
Rake Steering Head 29.9 ° 29.9 °
Trail 4.7 in. 119.38 mm
Wheelbase 59.8 in. 1518.92 mm
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal. 7.9485 L
Oil Capacity 2.8 qt. 2.6488 L
Weight Dry Weight 545 lbs. 247.212 kg
Running Order 567 lbs. 257.1912 kg

Luggage Capacity Volume N/A cu. ft. N/A cu. m
Weight N/A lbs. N/A kg


POWERTRAIN
Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™ Air-cooled, Evolution™
Displacement 73.4 cu. in. 1200 cc
Bore 3.5 in. 88.9 mm
Stroke 3.812 96.8248
Engine Torque J1349 J1349
Engine Torque 3 79 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm 107.1082 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Fuel System 4 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.7:1
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio Chain, 57/38 ratio
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy City 5 42 mpg 5.6 l/100km
Fuel Economy Hwy 5 57 mpg 4.1263 l/100km

Gear Ratio (overall) 1st 9.315 9.315
2nd 6.653 6.653
3rd 4.948 4.948
4th 4.102 4.102
5th 3.517 3.517
6th N/A N/A

WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels Front 6 Black, Laced Steel Black, Laced Steel
Wheel Option 6 N/A N/A
Rear 6 Black, Laced Steel Black, Laced Steel

Tire Size
Front MT90B16 72H MT90B16 72H
Rear 150/80B16 71H 150/80B16 71H

ELECTRICAL Instruments Low handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, LED indicator lights Low handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, LED indicator lights
Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional) High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)
Reverse Function N/A N/A

CHASSIS
Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Parking Brake N/A N/A
Lean Angle 29.5 / 32 ° 29.5 / 32 °
Exhaust System Chrome, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers Chrome, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

COLOR OPTIONS
Color Options Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Mirage Orange Pearl Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver Pearl
Mirage Orange Pearl

MSRP starting at $10,499

PRICING MSRP
Vivid Black $10,499
Color $10,789
Two-Tone N/A
Custom Color N/A

Security $370
Wheel Option N/A
ABS Option N/A
Reverse Option N/A
Cruise Control N/A
California Emissions $100
Freight $305

1 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
2 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 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.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

 

 

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight – Canada Specifications
Canada MSRP: $12,479 CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length in. 2255 mm
Seat Height Laden 1 in. N/A
Unladen 1 in. 710 mm

Ground Clearance in.
100 mm
Rake Steering Head °
29.9 °
Trail in.
119 mm
Wheelbase in.
1520 mm
Fuel Capacity gal.
7.95 L
Oil Capacity qt.
2.65 L
Weight Dry Weight lbs.
251 kg
Running Order lbs.
260 kg

Luggage Capacity Volume cu. ft. N/A cu. m
Weight lbs. N/A kg


POWERTRAIN Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™
Displacement cu. in.
1202 cc
Bore in.
88.9 mm
Stroke 96.8 mm
Engine Torque J1349
Engine Torque 3 107 Nm @ 3250 rpm
Fuel System 4 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy City 5 mpg
5.6 l/100km
Fuel Economy Hwy 5 mpg
4.13 l/100km

Gear Ratio (overall) 1st 9.314
2nd 6.655
3rd 4.949
4th 4.101
5th 3.518
6th N/A

WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels Front 6 Black, Laced Steel
Wheel Option 6 N/A
Rear 6 Black, Laced Steel

Tire Size
Front MT90B16
Rear 150/80B16

ELECTRICAL
Instruments Low handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, LED indicator lights
Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system
Reverse Function N/A

CHASSIS
Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Parking Brake N/A
Lean Angle °
29.5 / 32 °
Exhaust System Chrome, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

COLOR OPTIONS
Colour Options Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver
Mirage Orange

MSRP starting at $12,479
PRICING 1
MSRP Black $12,479
Color $12,819
Two-Tone N/A
Custom Color N/A

Security $440
Wheel Option N/A
ABS Option N/A
Reverse Option N/A
Cruise Control N/A
California Emissions N/A
Freight N/A

1 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
2 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 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.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
Vehicles 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.

 

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