Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster Forty Eight inGear

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Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster

Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster Eight

I’ve always of Harley-Davidson’s as expensive machines to cure midlife crises, but if you through the brochures from the you see trendy young couples five o’clock shadows and Jeans. These days are seven different series of from the entry level family to the top of the range Touring and bikes. The Forty Eight is the addition to the Sportster range and is according to the classic 1948

Low-slung, with forward-mounted controls, small peanut and single seat, the Forty looks like it means The blacked out engine and mirrors from the handlebars give it a look and I had more than a of people asking me whether I the bike myself. It is stock though, bar the Screaming Eagle pipes.

These give it a growl which the old carb-fed were known for and turned a few heads when I shamelessly it in the streets of Franschhoek at the Bastille where some 60-odd owners gathered the Sunday

The 1 202 cc air-cooled V-twin out 98 Nm from a low 3 200 r/min. quick off the marks and still strong at the highway speed You can go quite a bit faster, but the upright position, fully exposed to the will cause a seriously neck the following day.

Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster

At 251 kilograms it is not light, but the centre of is low down which make it well in traffic and on country This is aided by the small fat front tyre and hard which can be a bit bumpy on washed out The five-speed gearbox shifts a mechanical clunk, but changes are and once on the move not necessary of that huge amount of

Drive is via a maintenance free belt and the brakes do a good job of the bike down.

Every inch of the Forty is a piece of art and it is a fun bike to ride day. I like the attention to from the single black behind the round headlight to the oil filler cap that pops up if you it. The only drawback of the stunning looks is the eight litre of the minute fuel tank, had the fuel warning light on at a mere 85 kilometres.

It returned a commendable consumption of 15.6 km/l though. For a Harley-Davidson that looks it’s been hand and customised you’d expect to pay a but at R117 000 (with standard tailpipes) the Forty Eight appeal to a wide range of You can put a price on a lot of things, but not on the feeling you get on a that looks and sounds this.

Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster
Harley-Davidson XR1200 Sportster

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