2011 Harley Forty-Eight | Quick Look

2011 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Sporting classic bobber styling with a bit of a cafe influence thrown in for good measure, the 2011 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight (48) hides its young age well.

Short fenders, forward bars, short rear suspension (and a seat to go with it), black laced 16-inch steel wheels, and a peanut tank that holds barely two gallons gets the message across-this is a no-frills bike that unapologetically harkens back to 1948, which was the year the peanut tank debuted.

The 2011 edition of the rough-and-ready Sportster gets new front forks and wider triple clamps.

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 3.5" x 3.812"
  • TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 59.8 inches
  • RAKE: 30 degrees
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 26.8 inches
  • CURB WEIGHT: 567 pounds
  • PRICE: $10,499

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