For those after something a little different Harley-Davidson's FortyEight Special offers a factory custom styled option with distinct Tallboy 'bars and styling. Here's our video review on this Sportster model. Video: Kris Hodgson

Offering a distinct version of the Harley-Davidson FortyEight, the Special edition of this Sportster model adds Tallboy ‘bars for extra attitude and its own handling character, while a host of styling changes include the engine cases, tank paint and exhaust, to make for a factory custom styled offering. 

2018 Harley-Davidson FortyEight Special

2018 Harley-Davidson FortyEight Special

Boasting the 1202cc Evolution V-Twin, nine-split-spoke wheels, 49mm cartridge forks, Emulsion dual rear shocks and a relaxed seat height of 705mm, the FortyEight Special makes for an eye catching option that stands out from the norm, and draws plenty of attention wherever you go.

 

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A 7.9L fuel tank and ground clearance are limiting factors but the FortyEight Special makes for an ideal urban warrior and is still plenty at home through the sweepers and twisties, where a surprising turn of pace is possible and torque laden performance rewards aggressive throttle use.

You can check out the full review article here:
Review: 2018 Harley-Davidson FortyEight Special

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster FortyEight Special

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster FortyEight Special

 
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2018 Harley-Davidson FortyEight Special Specifications

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Price: $18,995 Ride-Away
Claimed Power: N/A
Claimed Torque: 97Nm[71.5lbs-ft]@3250rpm
Wet Weight: 256kg
Fuel capacity: 7.9L

Engine: Air-cooled, Evolution V-Twin, 1202cc, 88.9 x 96.8mm bore x stroke, 10.0:1 compression ratio, ESPFI, Black staggered shorty dual muffler exhaust
Gearbox: Five-speed
Rake: 30.2°
Trail: 135mm

Suspension: 49mm cartridge type forks, ‘Emulsion’ dual rear shocks, preload adjustable

Brakes: Dual-piston front caliper, disc rotor, dual-piston rear caliper, disc rotor

Wheels & Tyres: Black split nine-spoke cast aluminium, Michelin Scorcher tyres, 130/90B16 73H, 150/80B16 77H

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 1495mm
Seat height: 705mm
Ground clearance: 110mm
Overall Length: 2165mm

Instruments: Analogue speedo, digital multifunction readout

 

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