2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Sporting classic bobber styling with a bit of a café influence thrown in for good measure, the 2012 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight hides its young age well.

Short fenders, forward bars, short rear suspension, thin seat, 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 2012 edition of the rough-and-ready Sportster gets Michelin Scorcher 31 tires and black side covers to match the bodywork.

2012 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Quick Specs:

  • 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

For a look into the 2011/2012 motorcycle lineup, check out Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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