Buyers Guide Harley-Davidson 2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Buyer's Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Make no mistake, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight is all about making a statement. With forward foot controls and grips close to the upper triple-clamp, this motorcycle is all about projecting into the wind.

Fortunately, the wind doesn’t stand a chance against the 1202cc Evolution V-twin, as it has plenty of torque to poke a hole in the strongest of gusts.

Harley Forty-EightDon’t worry about the fact that this Sportster’s ergonomics are more style than comfort, the two-gallon fuel tank will require frequent stops.

Handling is better than you might expect, with due credit going to beefy 49mm cartridge-style fork and short-travel emulsion-style shocks, as well as Michelin Scorcher 31 tires. As long as you don’t hit square-edged potholes in town, the Sportster suspension is adequate.

Harley Forty-Eight pricesBe prepared to get positive reinforcement for your purchase, as the 2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight gets plenty of approving nods and unsolicited favorable comments.

2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Air-cooled Evolution V-twin
  • Displacement: 73.4ci (1202cc)
  • Bore x stroke: 3.5 x 3.8”
  • Maximum torque: 73 ft/lbs @ 3500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10:1
  • Valvetrain: Pushrods, 2vpc
  • Cooling: Air
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Primary drive: Chain
  • Final drive: Belt

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Tubular mild steel
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 49mm cartridge-style fork; 3.6 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Adjustable-preload variable rate spring w/ nitrogen-charged emulsion-style shock; 1.6 inches of travel
  • Wheels: 9-spoke cast aluminum w/ machined highlights
  • Front wheel: 16 x 3.00
  • Rear wheel: 16 x 3.00
  • Tires: Michelin Scorcher 31
  • Front tire: 130/90 x 16
  • Rear tire: 150/80 x 16
  • Front brake: 300mm disc w/ dual-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 260mm disc w/ dual-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional ($795)

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 58.9 inches
  • Rake: 30.2 degrees
  • Fork angle: 28.7 degrees
  • Trail: 5.3 inches
  • Lean angle: 27.1 degrees (both sides)
  • Seat height: 28 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.1 gallons
  • Estimated fuel economy: 48 mpg
  • Curb weight: 556 pounds

2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Colors/Prices

  • Vivid Black: $11,299 MSRP
  • River Rock Gray Denim; Stone Washed White Pearl: $11,649 MSRP
  • Performance Orange; Stiletto Red: $11,999 MSRP

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