Harley-Davidson has just announced a new addition to its entry-level Sportster family. Called the Forty-Eight, the new machine is the latest motorcycle to join HD’s Dark Custom family, which also includes the Nightster 1200, Iron 883, Cross Bones, Fat Bob and Street Bob.
So, what makes this model different from the other Sportster models? Nothing really, other than badass styling details that make the Forty-Eight arguably the most attractive bike in the Sportster line. Included in the new package are bobbed fenders front and rear, 16-inch fat front tire, blacked-out and polished fuel injected 1200cc Evolution V-twin, solo seat that measures 710 mm (26 inches) from the ground, under-mounted mirrors, side mount license plate and tiny 8-litre peanut fuel tank. The smaller tank, though aesthetically very cool, may seem impractical to some, but lets face it, this bike isn’t meant to be a long-distance mount anyway.
Prices are $12,479 for black, and $12,819 for silver or orange and though there’s no word yet on when you’ll see one at your local dealer, Harley-Davidson Canada says the Forty-Eight is coming soon.