When you want a new motorcycle with bold and classic Harley-Davidson® style plus modern handling and performance, ride the 2018 Sportster Forty-Eight® Special. This all-new motorcycle from Harley-Davidson comes with Dark Custom attitude and vintage style right from the factory. Every aspect of this bike is designed to excite, from its bold, modern-classic styling to its stunning power and sound. Gateway Harley-Davidson® invites riders from St. Louis, Mehlville, MO and beyond to experience this new motorcycle to the Sportster Forty-Eight lineup at our dealership in St. Louis, MO. Here's a rundown of the features that separate the 2018 Forty-Eight Special motorcycle from the standard Forty-Eight, and make it such a special addition to the Harley stable.
From its throwback 70s custom tank art to its Tallboy® handlebars, the 2018 Forty-Eight Special brims with retro style and attitude. The Tallboy bars feature a 7.25-inch rise, giving the Forty-Eight Special an aggressive custom look. The bike's mix of blacked-out and chrome finishes provide that Dark Custom look that modern Harley bikes are known for, while its ribbed, solo-style seat maintains a classic look while providing all-day riding comfort.
Fire up the 1200cc air-cooled Evolution engine of the 2018 Forty-Eight Special and prepare for an exhilarating yet somehow familiar riding experience. The engine's 73 ft-lb of torque deliver the performance you crave, while the bike's Emulsion rear shock with screw adjuster soaks up the bumps and allows you to dial in that ideal ride. Up front, there is a beefy 49mm fork with cartridge damping, strengthened by a muscular triple clamp. Completing the Dark Custom look of this new Sportster motorcycle are split nine-spoke wheels finished in black, which are wrapped in fat, Michelin Scorcher tires to provide superb grip.
Visit Gateway Harley-Davidson to see first-hand the striking, retro style and bold performance of the 2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special. Remember that our Harley dealership is home to finance staff as well as a dedicated service department and genuine H-D parts for your complete motorcycle ownership needs near Mehlville and surrounding Missouri communities.