The engine on Forty Eight
The Evolution engine was born from the ironhead and the shovelhead engines. Heritage from legendary engines. The Evolution engine is often also called the Blockhead engine. The engine on the Forty Eight model is rubber mounted. The engine is also air cooled which gives the engine very clean lines. The cylinder heads and the cylinders are made of aluminium. To aluminium improves the air cooling and of course lighten the load on the motorcycle. With the new electronic fuel injection you don't need any carburetors. The engine size is one of the largest in the Sportster family, 1200 cc. The iconic V-Twin is jewel machined out of metal and then power coated in black. The cylinder heads are topped off with nice chrome.
Many great details
The Forty Eight model got many nice details and here we list some of them. With traditional styling and heritage from 1948, the peanut fuel tank that contains 2.1 gallon still got the modern attitude. The design of the fuel tank gives way for showing off the Evolution engine. Harley Davidson also delivers a custom premium look straight from the factory - hard candy custom. Another great detail is the clear rear with the side mounted license plate. The rear got that clean uncluttered raw custom look. The stop turn tail lights may look like old school but they contains new school engineering. The two lamps contains running beams, turn and stop lights.
The handlebar, speedo and mirrors
The handlebar got drag style look. The handlebar got the same minimal look like the rest of the Forty Eight model. For example Harley Davidson have under mounted the mirrors to stripp down the motorcycle. The speedo is mounted perfectly above the front end. The speedometer gives you all the information you need. Everything from tachometer to gear indicator. So when you ride the Forty Eight you will feel and love the aggressive riding position.
Low riding position
The Forty Eight models seat height is only 26 inches. The solo seat gives you great comfort on your journey. The new Forty Eight model also got a lowered rear end lowered front. So the motorcycle looks aggressive at the same time as it gives you confidence when you ride on it. When you ride your motorcycle it's easy to kick back and stretch your legs thanks to the forward mounted controls in black.
Chrome exhaust system
The exhaust system on Forty Eight got the right rumble sound that makes your heart heart pounding. The exhaust system on the motorcycle got both oxygen sensors and catalyst. Together they improve the drivability and also the emissions world wide. The exhaust also got durable mufflers with exhaust shields also.