- Beefy Looks
- Extremely Grippy Tyres
- Powerful Engine
- Styling Not To Everyone's Taste
- More Style Oriented
- Hefty Price Tag
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Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Overview
Known for the distinctive 'potato potato' sound courtesy their potent large capacity V-twin engines these bikes have made many a motorcyclist drool with the sheer auditory delight. As of today, the current product line-up has been categorised under the following categories - Sportster, Dyna, Softail, V-Rod and Touring. The 'Sportster' range features a wide variety of motorcycles with unmatched performance at an affordable price with classic Harley styling. The star of the lot is obviously the beefy and mean Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty Eight. With bespoke styling and a beefy front end, this sure manages to catch some eyeballs and then more.
Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Engine & Transmission
Featuring black powder coated cylinders with chromed pushrods, the engine looks like something that walked straight out of a noir graphic comic book.The engine also features rubber mounts to keep vibes in check. The torquey engine is mated to a 5 speed transmission that helps keep the engine speeds and wheel speeds in constant balance ensuring that power and torque are available throughout the rev range as and when required depending on the road and riding conditions. Cruising at triple digit speeds at low engine rpms is made possible due to this perfect match between engine and gearbox. This also ensures that engine internals are also not subject to unnecessary wear and tear thus helping the engine in the long run and also keeping routine service and maintenance expenses low at the same time keeping service intervals pretty far apart.
Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Mileage
Users can expect between 16-19 kmpl in the city with highway runs returning 19-22 kmpl.
Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Performance and Handling
Having said that, the lean angles at 27.8 degrees on the right and 26.1 degrees on the left are somewhat better than the lower powered cousin- The Iron 883. The lean angles and the largish 1,520 mm wheelbase go together like Laurel & Hardy. The low mounted front & rear suspension is adjustable for preload helping keep the setup free to suit individual choices. The Michelin Scorcher tyres provide ample grip and aid handling sufficiently. Featuring a massive 130/90 front on a 16 inch wheel and wide rear 150/80 also on a 16 inch wheel, the Forty Eight gets a mean stance with a wide footprint. Braking duties are taken care of via a 2-piston 300 mm single disc front and 2-piston single disc rear brake system featuring braided steel lines for maximum braking efficiency.