Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,202 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)60 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI20 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight252 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 10,70,797

Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] Summary

Forty Eight [2018-2019] key highlights
Displacement 1,202 cc
Mileage 20 kmpl
Kerb Weight 252 kg
  • Vivid Black
  • Wicked Red Denim
  • Industrial Gray
  • Rugged Gold Denim
  • Blue Max
  • Scorched Orange / Black Denim

About Forty Eight [2018-2019]

The Forty Eight is a model from Harley-Davidson's Sportster line of motorcycles. It was introduced in 2010 as a classic design alternative to the dark series sportsters. As such, it has the traditional peanut-shaped tank, spoked wheels and lots of chrome. It isn't the most practical of motorcycles, with that combination of 1200cc engine and 8-litre fuel tank, but it does have its share of fans, and rightfully so - the Forty Eight has gobs of character. In short, if a slightly custom-looking but retro Sportster that can be used for city riding is on your list, the Forty Eight should manage it nicely.
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Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Classic look and feel and commanding stance
    • Great bike to riding within the city
    • Comparatively cheaper to its rivals 
  • Could be Better

    • Stiff seat is uncomfortable for long rides
    • Small fuel tank limits cruising range
    • Pillion seat needs to be purchased separately

BikeWale's Take

The Forty–Eight is a classic Harley-Davidson featuring a peanut-shaped fuel tank, minimal body panels, aggressive stance, chopped fenders with a lower stance, altogether offering a badass look. Probably not the best bike to hit the highway with but a hoot to ride in the city.

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Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] mileage

As per ARAI, the average of Forty Eight [2018-2019] is 20 kmpl.

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Forty Eight [2018-2019] Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 60 bhp @ 5,500 rpm

    Maximum Torque 97 Nm @ 4,250 rpm

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 1,202 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 88.9 mm

    Stroke 96.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 10.0:1

    Ignition Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 7.9 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.6 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank & an electric bike can travel on a full charge 158 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 20 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported --

    Top Speed --

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 292 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 260 mm

    Calliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Front Tyre Size 130/90B16 73H

    Rear Tyre Size 150/80B16 77H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Black, Laced Steel

    Rear Suspension Black, Laced Steel

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 252 kg

    Overall Length 2,165 mm

    Overall Width 820 mm

    Overall Height 1,065 mm

    Wheelbase 1,495 mm

    Ground Clearance 110 mm

    Seat Height 710 mm

    Chassis Type Mild Steel; Tubular Frame; Circular Sections


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

Battery12V, 12-AMP/Hour.200 CCA

Headlight TypeBulb and Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type55/60 W

Brake/Tail LightLED Type

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] Price

Forty Eight [2018-2019] Standard 10,70,797 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] User Reviews

4.7 (32 ratings) 6 reviews
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  •  4Great machine by harley 6 months ago by Anirudh Yadav, Gurgaon

    The bike is amazing I've owned it for more than 2 years now. Great power on demand . I love taking it for short rides and have not faced any problems with it . The only drawback of this bike which i find is the fuel tank capacity. The range on a full tank is from 90 -12

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      13 kmpl

  •  4Eye candy 9 months ago by Nikhil Chaudhary, Jind

    I owned this bike from around 2 years now. Upgraded from my ktm rc390 (2015) (no slipper clutch model).Pros. - aggressive power (don't go for the numerical values of 59bhp) - good sitting position, comfortable for both daily use and long rides. (i once ride it 900km in

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      14 kmpl

  •  5Review 1 year ago by Santosh Upadhyay, New Delhi

    I was very exciting to buy this wonderful bike.... I think stay young and fit........ If you ride on this bike continuously........Look is so attractive.. When i drive any of the new place or market all of the commuters or public once must look... And just say.... Wow.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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