Rizoma Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Custom: A Close Look

Rizoma Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

Rizoma Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight:

Customization, Italian-style

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.

Rizoma Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-EightOne 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
  • Club S rear indicator light and cable kit
  • Derby cover
  • Fox license plate support kit
  • Front axle nut cover
  • Front brake master cylinder cap
  • Front fender
  • Handlebar
  • Headlight fairing and mounting kit
  • Intake tips
  • Lunar mirror and mounting kit
  • Rear-axle nut cover
  • Red Thunder Ceramic Black exhaust (non-Rizoma)
  • Touring footpegs and Rally/Touring mounting kit
  • Urlo grips

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