If you've got it, why not flaunt it? We took our 2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Special to iconic Cook's Corner in Southern California to snap some shots of the newest Sportster. Back in 2010, Harley-Davidson introduced the XL1200X Forty-Eight, and eight years later the newest version of that model still retains a tiny 2.2-gallon "peanut" gas tank. This year, the bike gained a more muscular front end with forged aluminum triple clamps and a 49mm fork, all topped off with 7.25-inch-high Tallboy handlebar.
The 2018 Forty-Eight Special arrives in three color: Vivid Black, Wicked Red, or Billiard White, with ours rolling in white. The new Forty-Eight Special comes equipped with a fuel-injected, 1,200cc Evolution V-twin engine, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The manufacturer suggested retail price for Vivid Black is $11,299, with color options.
Our 6-foot-tall photo model fit comfortably behind the 2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Special's Tallboy handlebar and forward-mounted foot controls.
The Forty-Eight Special is equipped with chrome heat shields and engine covers. he 1,200cc Evolution engine gleams with all its chrome. he Forty-Eight Special rocks Split nine-spoke cast aluminum wheels in Gloss Black.
The 1970s-inspired gas-tank graphics are reminiscent of the days when The Motor Company was owned by American Machine and Foundry (AMF).
ENGINE: Air-cooled EvolutionBORE:3.5 in.STROKE:3.8 in.DISPLACEMENT:1202cc (73.4ci)COMPRESSION RATIO:10:01FUEL SYSTEM: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)EXHAUST: Black staggered exhaust w/ slash-cut mufflers
2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster® Forty-Eight Special
|Quality & Reliability|
|Ride & Comfort|
|Engine Type||V Twin|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|Valve Configuration||OHV - Pushrod|
WHEELS & TIRES: BRAKES: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
|Number Of Speeds||5|
|Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)||Belt|
|Front Tire (Full Spec)||Michelin® Scorcher™ 130/90 B16 73H|
|Rear Tire (Full Spec)||Michelin® Scorcher™ 150/80 R16 77H|
|Front Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc|
|Wheelbase (in/mm)||58.9 / 1495|
|Fuel Capacity (gal/l)||2.1 / 7.9|
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