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

Overall rating:

4.7
32 ratings 6 reviews
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Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019] Reviews

Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019]

Avg. Ex-showroom price Price is not available in Ottapalam

₹ 10,70,797

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  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Service Experience

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Reviews on Forty Eight [2018-2019]

  • 1. Buying experience was excellent i got the delivery within two days i liked the service of the seven island harley davidson. Was happy to deal with harley davidson.2. I rode forty eight for more than 8000 kms i ride it on daily basis. I had a good experience about bik...

    1. Buying experience was excellent i got the delivery within two days i liked the service of the seven island harley davidson. Was happy to deal with harley davidson.

    2. I rode forty eight for more than 8000 kms i ride it on daily basis. I had a good experience about bike riding in cities as same as bad experience also. Forty eight is not too comfortable for riding.

    3. Detailing and looks of the bike are amazing looks like pure harley davidson. All the curves and body is built with for indian roads only upset with ground clearance. Performance of the bike is amazing. The jerk it gives is mind blowing. The power it throws is purely feels we are riding 1200 cc.

    The power we get even we are double seat on bike is just awesome. Braking and handling of the bike is also very good according to seating. But still needs a abs

    3. I serviced my bike in harley davidson showroom only i didn't got any major issue on my bike and the service quality is also very good. Even the service costs are also fare enough. One thing is that i am facing a lot the battery issue. The major issue i think this the only problem i am facing from harley davidson forty eight.

    4. Advantages of forty eight are i can take it in city and can handle it easily in traffic. Very good in handling. Seating position comfortable in city rides and even on short rides around 100kms. Having only 8 liter of tank fuel efficiency is good. Quality which is provided is excellent. We can talk of paint quality and make of it high quality fiber quality is also excellent. Both tyres size are like made for forty eight only.

    Like the advantages there are many disadvantages also.

    Like it has main problem of battery.

    Which get low regularly if bike is at one place for two days.

    And the main bike need is abs. Company should upgrade on new version with abs it is very difficult to control a long cruiser like forty eight on curves.

    And the ground clearance is also two low. Touches every speed breakers. It is the weak point to ride in cities.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Harley davidson fourty eight 2 years ago by Saketh Charan
    Hi every one its been 13 months over my harley davidson fourty eightVery good speed pickupComfortable seating and suspension high torqueVery good service station in hyderabad;Banjara hillsVery good for daily works And very very comfortable for long road trips Thanks for...

    Hi every one its been 13 months over my harley davidson fourty eight

    Very good speed pickup

    Comfortable seating and suspension high torque

    Very good service station in hyderabad;

    Banjara hills

    Very good for daily works

    And very very comfortable for long road trips

    Thanks for such good information

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    • 5

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    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Maintenance cost

    • 5

      Extra Features

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      15 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Eye candy 11 months ago by Nikhil Chaudhary
    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 ...
    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 a single day without any back or neck ache) - pleasing sound (using custom made headers with v&h big radius 2-2 black, with baffles) - easy to maneuver in traffic also (weighing around 260kgs, but doesn't feels that heavy) - very smooth upto 3000rpms. Cons. - vibrations past 3000rpms - slightly expensive to maintain - very small fuel tank - heats too much in traffic - brakes can be better - although no need to consider this, but very poor fuel economy (mine giving around 14kmpl in city and 17 on highways) (also straight pipe exhausts have adverse effects).
    • 5

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    • 5

      Reliability

    • 4

      Performance

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 2

      Maintenance cost

    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      14 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Bad for wallet 2 years ago by Vishal
    It was a great pleasure to have a ride in hd, i haven't own it but ill take ride for a day for rent for long and leisure trips which feels like i'm on the dragons heaven.It look personally like a heavy dressed bride with all attractions like in red carpet.Performance wa...

    It was a great pleasure to have a ride in hd, i haven't own it but ill take ride for a day for rent for long and leisure trips which feels like i'm on the dragons heaven.

    It look personally like a heavy dressed bride with all attractions like in red carpet.

    Performance was not much but the roar and rise of the dragon was made to feel good and sophisticated.

    As a rent bike, not much about service and maintenance

    Good to have it as a part of my day but bad for my wallet.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 2

      Maintenance cost

    • 3

      Extra Features

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      16 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Review 1 year ago by Santosh Upadhyay
    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. ...
    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. So don't think about service and maintenance.Wonderful bike.
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Great machine by harley 9 months ago by Anirudh Yadav
    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...
    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 -120 km . Need to refuel it after every ride . Otherwise the riding style and the handling are very comfortable.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Extra Features

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      13 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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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

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