Harley Davidson’s New 2010 Sportster “Forty-Eight”
Harley Davidson has just introduced the new “Forty -Eight” Sportster. The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle is a factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of the “Dark Custom” bikes.
It Rides low with a slammed suspension and features the classic 2.1-gallon “peanut” fuel tank. The Forty-Eight backs up its appearance with the performance of its blacked out and polished rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine. It also features a low solo seat, under-mounted mirrors, side mount license plate, clean rear fender and tall and fat front tire. And while the Forty-Eight model may break bad when it comes to radical attitude and straight-on style, pricing starts at just $ 12,479 CAD in Vivid Black.
As a Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycle, the Forty-Eight is ready to ride as a radical custom. Dark Custom accomplices of the Forty-Eight include the Nightster, Iron 883, Cross Bones, Fat Bob and Street Bob. Check out more on Dark Custom motorcycles at www.harley-davidson.com/dark custom.
Harley-Davidson Sportster models like the Forty-Eight have retained an aura of rebellion since their introduction in 1957, when the foundation of custom culture was being formed by hot rod gear heads hanging out on city street corners, in gritty garages or at dusty dragstrips. Sportster motorcycles became an iron canvas for many legendary choppers of that hot rod era and beyond.
The Sportster Forty-Eight model showcases its’ black 1200 Evolution V-Twin engine with polished accents and other components with a clean look highlighted by the traditional peanut fuel tank and small solo. The Forty-Eight has more than just custom cool styling with the smooth ride on new front fork sliders, a tall and fat front tire and slammed rear suspension.
It has “Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection” and performance. The Sportster Forty-Eight delivers a powerfully responsive ride with smooth clutch effort. The pipes on the chrome, shorty dual exhaust pound out the distinctive Harley-Davidson American V-Twin sound.
The Forty-Eight has up front with forward foot controls, low profile custom handlebar, under-mounted mirrors, fork-mounted turn signals, slammed speedometer mounting bracket and fork brace with lightening holes. A unique dual texture solo seat with a height of 26 inches fits the lone rider, while a passenger pillion, footpegs and can be added.
The black chopped rear fender with combination stop/turn/tail lights and a side mounted license plate help show-off the 150 mm rear tire and 16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels. The front tire also rides on a wide black wheel.
The Forty-Eight model comes in Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver and Mirage Orange Pearl colors and will be available soon at Harley-Davidson dealers.