Harley Davidson Forty-Eight

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Harley Davidson Forty-Eight
Production 2010 - 2016
Class Cruiser
air-cooled, Evolution
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 10:01
Torque 70.81 ft/lbs (96.0 Nm) @ 3750RPM
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Transmission Gear box: gears

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks
Brakes Front: dual-psiton
Rear: dual-psiton
Front Tire 130/90B16 73H
Rear Tire 150/80B16 77H
Wheelbase 59.8 inches (1519 mm)
Length 87.01 inches (2210 mm)
Width 32.72 inches (831 mm)
Seat Height 27.99 inches (711 mm)
Weight 247.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Harley Davidson Forty-Eight was a air-cooled, Evolution Cruiser motorcycle produced by Harley Davidson between 2010 and 2016. Max torque was 70.81 ft/lbs (96.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM.


A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1202.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a gears transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.


It came with a 130/90B16 73H front tire and a 150/80B16 77H rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual-psiton in the front and a dual-psiton in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks. The wheelbase was 59.8 inches (1519 mm) long.

2010 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight[edit]

The 2010 MY Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight sports an air-cooled, 1200cc, Evolution V-twin powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce 107 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. It is the newest addition to the House Milwaukee 2010 line-up, and addresses a wide variety of riders, thanks to its design which incorporates classic and modern cruiser elements.

The highlights for this model are the solo seat with a low, 26" seat height, the fat tires, the 16" blacked-out, black steel laced wheels, the under-mounted mirrors, a telescopic fork with wide triple clamps, a chopped front fender, a chopped rear fender, a side-mounted licence plate, a peanut-shaped fuel tank, and a lowered suspension package.

2011 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight[edit]

The 2011 MY Harley Davidson Forty-Eight sports an air-cooled, 1200cc, Evolution powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 107 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. This bulky machine may take on the roles of a powerful daily commuter, an evening stroller through city boulevards and even weekend hauls across the highway.

It comes standard with beefy tires, mounted on large, 16", lace-spoked wheels with blacked-out rims, a slammed rear suspension, a classic, peanut-shaped fuel tank, chopped fenders, blacked-out components, a solo seat, a low-profile custom handlebar, under-mounted mirrors, plus a side-mounted licence plate.

2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight[edit]

The 2012 MY Harley Davidson XL1200X Forty-Eight sports an air-cooled, 1202cc, Evolution V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 107 Nm of torque at 400 rpm. It addresses riders who want a more clean look to their machine, with no unnecessary visual embellishments.

Inspired from the 60's cafe racers and bobers, this machine comes with a solo seat, a chopped rear fender, slammed handlebars with a speedometer and under-mount mirrors, a wide front tire, a chromed exhaust system, and a number of blacked-out parts that give it an inconspicuous aggressiveness.

2013 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight[edit]

The 2013 MY Harley Davidson Forty-Eight has a number of features that set it apart from the other models in the Sportster series. A beefy, telescopic front fork, a wide, 130mm tire mounted on a 16" lace-spoked steel wheel, a low profile custom handlebar with under-mounted mirrors and a chopped rear fender, the usual MoCo recipe. In fact, except for the classic peanut fuel tank, all the other design features on the Forty-Eight make it a modern, aggressive, fresh-looking cruiser, which is sure to appeal to the younger fans of House Milwaukee machines.

On the tech/engine side of things, it sports the proven, 1200cc, air-cooled Evolution powerplant mated to a dependable five-speed transmission. The engine boasts an impressive 107 Nm of torque at 3250 rpm.

2014 Harley Davidson Forty-eight[edit]

The 2014 MY Harley Davidson Forty-eight sports an air-cooled, 1202cc Evolution powerhouse that produces 96 Nm at 3750 rpm. It also features some state-of-the-art technologies like anti locking, upgraded brakes, a new closed loop exhaust system and redesigned ergonomic hand controls, all to make life behind the bars as easy as possible.

On the visual side of things, the looks are dominated by a far front tire, mounted on a lace-spoked wheel, at the end of a beefy front fork. The slammed handlebars have under mount mirrors, for an authentic drag-style look, while the rear end has been kept as clean as possible. The Hard Candy Custom paint adds an one-of-a-kind touch to this machine.

2015 Harley Davidson Forty-eight[edit]

The 2015 MY Harley Davidson Forty-eight sports a 1202cc, air-cooled Evolution engine that produces 98 Nm of torque, enough to tackle all kinds of roads, from motorways to steep, uphill mountain roads. It has all the modern technology found on its Sportster siblings, but with some visual features that really set it apart from the flock: the drag-style, blacked-out handlebars with under mount mirrors, the back end is as lean and clean as possible, with a minimalist look, plus the Hard Candy Custom paint scheme, which adds to the uniqueness of the Forty-eight in the world of cruiser production motorcycles.

2016 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight[edit]

The 2016 MY Harley Davidson Forty-Eight has been redesigned, making it even more aggressive and increases its desirability. Besides the revised suspension package, which can be found throughout the Sportster series, the Forty-eight has also been fitted with a lower seat height, a more aggressive overall appearance and new cast aluminum wheels.

In all other departments, it remains unchanged, and has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1202cc, Evolution engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, that produces 96 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm.

2017 Harley Davidson FORTY-EIGHT[edit]

The 2017 Forty-Eight motorcycle comes at you with more low-slung Dark Custom attitude than ever, from its fat front end to its cast aluminum wheels. The first time the world saw this iconic 2.1-gallon gas tank was in 1948. But the world has never seen it sitting atop anything quite like this. The Forty-Eight. Designed with its signature bulldog stance and the powerful 1200cc Evolution engine. Large 49mm front forks, an adjustable rear suspension, cast aluminum wheels with floating rotors and powerful brakes bring plenty of handling and comfort to all this heavy-hitting style.

2018 Harley Davidson FORTY-EIGHT[edit]

The engine comes blacked out with chrome accents at the rocker boxes and pushrod tubes, and the small, round air cleaner can falls under the ’70s custom category.