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2018 Harley-Davidson® Sportster Forty-Eight

2018-HD-FORTY-EIGHT
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The 2018 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® Forty-Eight® is now for sale at Gateway Harley-Davidson in St. Louis, MO. The 2018 Sportster Forty-Eight® is named for the year the iconic 2.1-gallon gas tank debuted. This new Sportster® comes with a 1200cc air-cooled Evolution engine, a Fat Front Wheel, and a 49mm Fork with Cartridge Dampening. This new motorcycle hasn't been rebuilt; it's been reloaded. Discover the predictable stopping power the Foundation Brake System delivers while you take to the streets of Mehlville and Chesterfield. Take a ride on the 2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight® at Gateway Harley-Davidson.

The classic peanut fuel tank carries 2.1 gallons and creates a stylish bulldog stance. This tank design also serves to display the rawboned Sportster frame and massive engine. When you only have two wheels, they need to transport you comfortably, safely, and with style. Harley-Davidson® gave the Sportster® Forty-Eight a split 9-spoke cast aluminum wheel with black rims for added style. At the back of the bike is an emulsion rear shock with screw adjuster. This high-performance suspension adjusts to your riding style while soaking up every pothole the road offers. The friendly and knowledgeable sales associates at our Harley-Davidson dealership are ready to put you in the saddle for a test ride. During your visit, we can also discuss warranty benefits and Harley-Davidson financing options. Shop your 2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight® at Gateway Harley-Davidson in St. Louis, MO.

Description

  • The redesigned 2018 Forty-Eight® motorcycle comes at you with more low-slung Dark Custom™ attitude than ever, from its fat front end to its new cast aluminum wheels.

DIMENSIONS

  • Length 85.2 in.
  • Seat Height, Laden 7 26.2 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen 28 in.
  • Ground Clearance 4.3 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
  • Trail 5.3 in.
  • Wheelbase 58.9 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped 545 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order 556 lb.

ENGINE

  • Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
  • Bore 3.5 in.
  • Stroke 3.8 in.
  • Displacement 73.4 cu in
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

DRIVETRAIN

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517

CHASSIS

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

PERFORMANCE

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 73 ft-lb
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27.1
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27.1
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 48 mpg

ELECTRIC

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps
    8
    High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)
  • 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. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
  6. 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.
  7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication.Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson® may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation.Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information.All models feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Dealer Information
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