The Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight is one of the most popular motorcycles in The Motor Company’s lines. It’s ripe for customizing, and we see examples from all over the world. This Rizoma-customized Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight features a wide variety of over-the-counter Rizoma accessories that total just less than $3100.The Rizoma parts on the blacked-out Forty-Eight enhance its sinister attitude. We are undoubtedly fans of the intake, headlight cowling, brief front fender, flat-bend handlebars, functional adjustable levers, and cleaned up lighting. Mirrors are a mainstay of Rizoma, and the single left handlebar-end mounted Lunar mirror lives up to our expectations.
One prominent aftermarket part that is not Rizoma is the Red Thunder Sportster Ceramic Black stainless steel exhaust system. Like Rizoma, Red Thunder is an Italian company, putting a European accent to a previous purely American iconic design. Expect to spend around $1200 for the Red Thunder exhaust system.Also, the paint job is not stock, and eagle-eyed readers might pick up a few other customized parts that we have missed. Without a doubt, the combination of all these parts is a great visual success.As always, check your local regulations to make sure that all of these modifications to your Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight are fully legal on public roads. The Forty-Eight is a fun motorcycle, and we don’t want to see you getting in trouble with the authorities—that will ruin anyone’s day.
Rizoma Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Custom Build List
Adjustable brake lever
Adjustable clutch lever
Club front indicator light, plus mounting and cable kits
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!