Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight was a v2, four-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 1988 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 109 mph (175 km/h). Max torque was 73.02 ft/lbs (99.0 Nm) @ 3500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 63.56 HP (47.4 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.9mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1202.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 10.0:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. The final drive was via belt. Power was moderated via the multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-b16 front tire and a 150/80-b16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. dual-piston. optional abs. in the front and a single disc. single-piston. optional abs. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equiped with a twin shocks. The Sportster Forty-Eight was fitted with a 2.09 Gallon (7.90 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 544.54 pounds (247.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.86 inches (1495 mm) long.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200
Manufacturer
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Production 1988 - 2019
Class Road
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 96.8mm
Top Speed 109 mph (175 km/h)
Horsepower 65.58 HP (48.9 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 76.05 ft/lbs (103.1 Nm) @ 3750RPM
Fuel System injection. electronic sequential port fuel injection
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Suspension Front: inverted fork
Rear: twin shocks
Brakes Front: single disc. dual-piston. optional abs.
Rear: single disc. dual-piston. optional abs.
Front Tire 120/70-r19
Rear Tire 150/70-r18
Wheelbase 59.25 inches (1505 mm)
Length 86.1 inches (2187 mm)
Width 36.42 inches (925 mm)
Height 43.58 inches (1107 mm)
Seat Height 30.91 inches (785 mm)
Weight 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg) (dry), 259.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.69 Gallon (2.60 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.20 liters/100 km (19.2 km/l or 45.23 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1988 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 109 mph (175 km/h). Max torque was 76.05 ft/lbs (103.1 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 65.58 HP (48.9 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.9mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1202.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-r19 front tire and a 150/70-r18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. dual-piston. optional abs. in the front and a single disc. dual-piston. optional abs. in the rear. The front suspension was a inverted fork while the rear was equipped with a twin shocks. The Sportster Roadster was fitted with a 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.25 inches (1505 mm) long.

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