Harley Davidson Forty Eight Special gets tallboy raised handlebars and New Color Scheme from the ’70s
Harley Davidson Forty Eight Special launch in India with a price tag of Rs 10.98 Lakh ex-showroom. The iconic cruiser brand also launched Street Glide Special for Rs 30.53 Lakh, ex-showroom.
Styling & Feature Updates
- Throwback 70’s custom tank art, Dark Custom Style
- Tallboy Handlebars
- Emulsion rear shock screw adjuster
- Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels
“Since its inception, the Sportster has offered the perfect combination of size, power, and character that makes it appealing to so many different riders,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson V.P. of Styling & Design. “A Sportster is a relatively easy bike to strip down and reinvent. What we’ve done to create the new Forty-Eight Special is what Sportster owners have been doing with their own bikes for generations.”
Forty Eight is a ‘Sportster’ model from the stable of Harley Davidson. Only a few changes are made to the Forty Eight Special. These are raised handlebar as well as three 1970s Color scheme and graphics on the Peanut shaped Fuel Tank. One can also notice a slightly different design of the seat.
Motorcycle gets its motive power from a heavy duty 1202 cc Evolution V-Twin Engine. It is air-cooled and only 2-Valves are present per cylinder. The powerplant pumps out 60 bhp at 5500 rpm and 97 Nm of twisting force at 4250 rpm. Fueling is done by complex Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) system. Gearbox is a 5-speed unit and power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a belt drive.
49 mm telescopic forks does the job at the front while a couple of spring-loaded shock absorbers are posted at the rear. With this update, there is a screw to adjust rear suspension according to your requirement. Both wheels are 16 inch in diameter. Tyres are 130/90 and 150/80 section at the front and the rear respectively. Ground Clearance is low at 110 mm. Braking duties are handled by 292 mm Disc at the front with dual-piston caliper and 260 mm Disc at the rear with a single piston caliper.
Dual Channel ABS comes as standard. Other than the ABS, there is no other form of electronic aids available in the Forty Eight Special. Yeah wait, this bike got miserable 8 liters of fuel capacity (7.9 Liters to be precise) and tips the scale at 252 Kg. With an average fuel efficiency of 12 to 13 kmpl, Forty Eight Special will provide a range of 110 km. Hence, Fuel Station visits will be very frequent.
Harley Davidson Street Glide Special launched from Rs 30.53 Lakh
In the event, there is one more Harley which landed in the country’s shore. The Harley Davidson Street Glide Special. The Street Glide Special carries a price tag of Rs 3.53 Lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
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Harley Davidson Street Glide Special has most of the components completely blacked-out. Front forks, Tank console, handlebars, as well as exhaust system are blacked out for an aggressive and modern look. Dual exhaust gets tapered mufflers. There are various touring friendly features such as large front fairing for shielding from windblast, Boom Box GTS infotainment system with 165 mm color display. There are two speakers as well as various phone supports including Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
The Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine powers the 2019 version of Street Glide Special. This engine displaces 1868 cc and pumps out super massive 163 Newton Meters of twisting force at 3000 rpm. Fueling is done by complex Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) system. Gearbox is a 6-speed unit and power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a belt drive.
Suspension duties are taken care of by 49 mm Telescopic suspension and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Front and Rear tyres are 130/60B19 and 180/55B18 respectively. There is Dual Disc setup with 4-piston caliper at the front and single Disc with a dual-piston caliper is present at the rear. The cruiser weighs 379 Kg with Fuel and Oils. Fuel tank capacity is 22.7 liters and it is good for 250 km range from a tank full. Ground Clearance stands at 125 mm which is quite low for Indian road conditions.
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