2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight [Model Overview]

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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.

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $ 11,299
  • Key Features:
    • Fat Front Wheel
    • Foundation Brake System
    • LED Lighting

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 1,200cc, Air-cooled, Evolution, V-Twin
  • Engine Torque: 73 lb-ft
  • Wet weight: 545 lbs
  • Seat height: 26.2

Key Competitors

2020 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Specifications

From Harley-Davidson


Engine 1,200cc, Air-cooled, Evolution, V-Twin
Engine Torque 73 lb-ft
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in x 3.8 in
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Starter Electric


Transmission 5-speed
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

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