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Home / 2020 MOTORCYCLES /STREET / 2020 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
2020 FORTY-EIGHT®

Stand all the way out

Heavy-hitting style with fat tyres and an iconic peanut tank. Designed with its signature bulldog stance and 1200cc of corner cranking torque.

Price is for Vivid Black (or solid colour where Vivid Black is not offered). Overseas model shown. The visual appearance and specifications of vehicles may vary by market and may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Please contact your local Harley-Davidson dealership for more information. All comparisons made are between original equipment 2019 and 2020 models

1200cc Air-Cooled Evolution™ Engine

1200cc Air-Cooled Evolution™ Engine

An iconic V-Twin engine that is renowned for its massive low-end torque and soul-satisfying sound. Lightweight aluminium heads and cylinders improve air-cooling efficiency.
Fat Front Wheel

Fat Front Wheel

Custom rubber reminiscent of the lead-sled culture. You get a beefy front end with a tall, fat MT90 tyre that gives the bike a dominating presence up front and provides a smooth ride and solid handling.
49mm Fork with Cartridge Damping

49mm Fork with Cartridge Damping

The brawny 49mm front fork is accentuated by massive triple clamps and fork brace. We've also added cartridge damping technology to keep the handling crisp and confident, no matter how rough or winding the road ahead.
Emulsion Rear Shock with Screw Adjuster

Emulsion Rear Shock with Screw Adjuster

Features an Emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster that soaks up every bump the street throws your way, and easily adjusts to fit your riding style.
Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels

Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels

A set of black hardcore rims with added machined highlights to set off the design. They're built of lightweight cast aluminium, so even with the plentitude of fat black rubber rolling underneath the ride feels light and nimble.
Foundation Brake System

Foundation Brake System

An innovative, high-performing system that gives riders more confidence on the road and more power and predictability when you squeeze the brakes.
Iconic 7.9 litre Fuel Tank

Iconic 7.9 litre Fuel Tank

A classic peanut fuel tank design that adds to the machine's low, powerful bulldog look, showing off the solid mass of the engine and the rawboned style of the lean Sportster

Engine

  • Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™
  • Bore 88.9 mm
  • Stroke 96.8 mm
  • Displacement 1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 2,165 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 710 mm
  • Ground Clearance 110 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
  • Trail 135 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,495 mm
  • Tyres, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tyres, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 7.9 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 247 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 252 kg

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Engine Torque 3 96 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27.1
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27.1

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.004
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.432
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.783
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.965
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.4

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium w/ Machined Highlights
  • Wheels, Rear Type 7 Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium w/ Machined Highlights
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)
  • Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  1. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
  2. Recommended 91 octane (95 RON) or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  4. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
  5. Riding range estimates provided following the WMTC 134/2014 Annex VII Appendix 3.3 are based on expected performance of a fully-charged battery when operated under specific conditions. Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions. Range as shown is with maximum power and minimum regeneration selected.

2020 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
Colours

Available Colours
  • Vivid Black

  • River Rock Gray Denim

  • Stiletto Red

  • Stoned Washed White Pearl

  • Performance Orange