Buyers Guide 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight | Buyer's Guide

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Harley-Davidson Sporster Forty-Eight 48
2016 Harley-Davidson Sporster Forty-Eight

You can see the big change for the 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight right up front—beefed-up brace-enhanced forks and triple clamps.

Inside the new 39mm forks is cartridge damping, while the front Michelin Scorcher 31 tire is a 130/90 beast on a 16-inch wheel. The Forty-Eight also gets a new seat that sits a bit lower, and underneath it is a wrench for adjusting the preload on the new emulsion shocks.

Chrome exhaust shields over blacked-out mufflers give the 48 yet another distinctive detail. AMF-inspired graphics are available on the solid color editions, with the Hard Candy Custom paint jobs having their own look. A 2.1-gallon tank means you’ll be on a first-name basis with the local gas jockey.

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Specs:

  • Engine: Evolution V-twin
  • Displacement: 73.4 cubic inches (1202cc)
  • Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
  • Front tire: Michelin Scorcher 31; 130/90B16 73H
  • Rear tire: Michelin Scorcher 31; 150/80B16 77H
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum
  • Right lean angle: 27.1 degrees
  • Left lean angle: 27.1 degrees
  • Length: 85 inches
  • Seat height (laden): 26.2 inches
  • Seat height (unladen): 27.3 inches
  • Ground clearance: 3.9 inches
  • Fork angle: 28.7 degrees
  • Trail: 5.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 59.3 inches
  • Weight (as shipped): 538 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 2.1 gallons

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Price:

  • MSRP From $10,899

 

 

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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