Description

The Forty-Eight(R) Special model is vintage 70's-style freedom on wheels. Check out the throwback tank graphics and blacked-out tallboy handlebars. They leave no question about the era this machine brings rolling into the here and now. Underneath, it has plenty of modern function. Legendary engine, rock-solid suspension and brakes.The burly front end of the Forty-Eight Special -- a 130mm front tire framed by 49mm forks secured in massive forged aluminum triple clamps -- looks especially menacing when topped with a gloss-black, 7.25-inch high Tallboy handlebar.We specifically selected the Tallboy bar for its shape, said Richards. It offers less pull-back than the Mini-Ape, a look that really works with the steamroller front end and the smaller fuel tank on the Forty-Eight Special model.That 2.2-gallon peanut Sportster fuel tank features rows of bold, horizontal stripes framing a simple Harley-Davidson text logo. The fuel tank is available in three color options: Vivid Black, Wicked Red, and Billiard White.We do not want you to test ride one today. Ok we're lying. Go ahead. Test ride one, see if this Sporty doesn't shape your soul within 5 seconds.

A modern take on what’s been putting big grins on the faces of Sportster® motorcycle riders for decades.

Styling and Features

Other Available Colors

Sportster Forty-Eight Special XL1200XS Video

Bike Specs

  • EngineAir-cooled, Evolution®
  • Bore3.5 in.
  • Stroke3.8 in.
  • Displacement1,202 cc (73.4 cu in)
  • Compression Ratio10:01
  • Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • ExhaustBlack, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
  • Length86 in.
  • Seat Height, Laden25.7 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen28.9 in.
  • Ground Clearance5.5 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg)30
  • Trail4.6 in.
  • Wheelbase59.6 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification100/90B19 57H
  • Tires, Rear Specification150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity3.3 gal
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter)2.8 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped547 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order564 lb.
  • Engine Torque Testing MethodJ1349
  • Engine Torque73 ft-lb
  • Engine Torque (rpm)3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.)27
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.)28
  • Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy48 mpg
  • Primary DriveChain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th3.517
  • Wheels, Front TypeBlack, 9-spoke
  • Wheels, Rear TypeBlack, 9-spoke
  • Brakes, Caliper TypeDual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator LampsHigh beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)
  • GaugesHandlebar-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

Why Manchester Harley-Davidson

Thank you for making your way to Manchester Harley-Davidson, your Harley-Davidson dealer serving drivers throughout Manchester and the surrounding areas. At our dealership, you’ll find a solid selection of new Harley-Davidson bikes for sale, as well as a carefully inspected lineup of pre-owned bikes. We also have a well-connected finance center run by a qualified team of finance experts, who can help you get the right loan or lease in a quick, easy, and transparent manner.

Disclaimer:

The advertised price is based on MSRP of the model shown in black, excluding tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories and additional dealer charges, if any. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (603) 782-4997 or by visiting us at the dealership.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the motorcycle price with a 72 month term, 5.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

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