If you got it, why not flaunt it? So we took our new 2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Special to iconic Cook’s Corner in Southern California to snap some shots of the newest Sportster for you folks. Back in 2010, Harley-Davidson introduced the XL1200X Forty-Eight model , and eight years later the newest version still retains that tiny 2.2-gallon peanut tank. This year, it does gain a more muscular front end with forged aluminum triple clamps and a 49mm fork, all topped off with 7.25-inch-high Tallboy bars.
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The 2018 Forty-Eight Special arrives in three color options: Vivid Black, Wicked Red, and Billiard White, with ours rolling in Billiard White. The new Forty-Eight Special comes equipped with the reliable 1,200cc Evolution motor, paired with a five-speed transmission. Starting price is $11,299 for Vivid Black, with color options starting at $11,649.
“Authentic bold ’70s-inspired tank graphic and badge shows the bike’s retro roots.”
|FUEL SYSTEM:||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|EXHAUST:||Black staggered exhaust w/ slash-cut mufflers|