By Wade Thiel
2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
The 2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight is one of the lower-level Sportsters. It’s a sportier motorcycle with a strong engine and a unique, stripped-down styling. The bike is a step up from the Iron 883.
The Forty-Eight gets a good looking V-twin engine with a displacement of 1,200cc. The V-twin is air-cooled and sounds like the classic Harley you expect. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The engine makes 60 hp and 73 lb-ft of torque.
The Forty-Eight offers a lot of what the Iron 883 does but also offers a bigger engine for only a little bit more money. It’s not the most powerful motorcycle out there, but it offers beautiful styling and commendable handling. The bike has a starting price of $11,299.
The motorcycle is available in several colors: Vivid Black, River Rock Gray Denim, Stone Washed White Pearl, Performance Orange, and Stiletto Red.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight in one place.
- Price: $ 11,299
- Key Features:
- Fat Front Wheel
- Foundation Brake System
- LED Lighting
- Engine type: 1,200cc, Air-cooled, Evolution, V-Twin
- Engine Torque: 73 lb-ft
- Wet weight: 545 lbs
- Seat height: 26.2
2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Specifications
|Engine||1,200cc, Air-cooled, Evolution, V-Twin|
|Engine Torque||73 lb-ft|
|Bore x Stroke||3.5 in x 3.8 in|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Final Drive||Chain, 38/57 ratio|
|Suspension Front||Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights|
|Suspension Rear||Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights|
|Brakes Front||Dual-piston front|
|Brakes Rear||Dual-piston rear|
|Tires Front||130/90B16 73H|
|Tires Rear||150/80B16 77H|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||7.94 L (2.1 US gal.)|
|Color||Vivid Black, River Rock Gray Denim, Stone Washed White …read more