Harley-Davidson Unveils New Sportster, Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson has introduced a new model, Forty-Eight, a factory custom in the tradition of the ho

The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight model features a blacked out rubber-mounted 'Evolution' 1200 cc V-Twin engine with polished covers, an electronic sequential port fuel injection (ESPFI), steel 2.1-gallon peanut fuel tank, a seat of 26-inch height, 130 mm Dunlop MT90 front tire, 16-inch black steel laced wheels and a low profile custom handlebar.

It also includes an 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, a chopped rear fender, stop-turn-tail lights, side-mounted license plate and optional smart security system.

Ray Drea, senior director of styling at Harley-Davidson, said: "With its classic bulldog shoulders stance, the Forty-Eight strikes a distinctive look and low profile that could only come from Harley-Davidson. The Forty-Eight model has a collective past life experience and broken-in look that is raw and authentic."

The Forty-Eight model comes in black, silver and orange pearl colors and is expected to be available soon at Harley-Davidson dealers.