Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

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Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster


One of the most distinctive elements of the Forty-Eight is the peanut And as a tip of the hat to the year the tank was introduced, named the new for 2010 Sportster the (never 48).

Background of The Forty-Eight

The inspiration for the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight predates the first model, introduced in 1957. on the German DKW RT 125. Harley the S-125 in 1948.

One of the distinctive of the S-125 was the 1.875 gallon fuel tank. By 1952 the of the tank had been increased to 2.1 and when Harley-Davidson introduced the family in 1957 they fitted with the tank. continued to use the 2.1 gallon tank, as equipment or an option, through

The Dark Customs

Things looking good for Harley-Davidson or the industry in general in 2007. sales in the U.S. had fallen for the time in years. Harley’s decreased 1.8% for the year.

And the biker population was aging, in the mid the average motorcyclist was 24 years by 2008 that had jumped to 43.

To to younger riders Harley a new design theme, the Dark Not a distinct model family in its own the Dark Customs belonged to existing families, like the Nightster and the Softail Cross What set these bikes was the minimal use of chrome, dark schemes and raw image they

Designers wanted the Dark to be reminiscent of the bobbers of the late when motorcycles were equated with rebelliousness.

Introduction of the Sportster Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster

The was unveiled at the 2010 International Show in New York. The bike had a low look with a seat of 26.8 inches. Its blacked out air cleaner, frame and fenders put it in the mold of earlier Dark models.

Minimalist styling on the included a one piece solo the smallest on any of the Sportsters, chopped and two rear lights that did duty as brake lights, lights and turn indicators. The mounted license plate low rider drag-style black with under mounted view mirrors, fat front and forward mounted foot added to the retro bad boy image of the

Reaction To The Sportster Forty-Eight

its introduction in 2010, critical to the Sportster Forty-Eight has been Most reviewers were enamored of the Forty-Eight’s style. But critics threw a leg over low seat the reviews were less than stellar.

Because Harley chose to so slam the suspension, the Forty-Eight has 3.62 inches of travel up and a measly 1.62 inches in the the slightest bumps proved especially for heavier riders.

riders complained of difficulty the under mounted mirrors, average height riders they were adequate. One of the complaints concerned the feature gave the Forty-Eight its name, 2.1 gallon peanut fuel Even with a healthy combined city and highway 48 the Forty-Eight has a limited range of over 90 miles per tank.

Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster

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