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Harley-Davidson unveils the Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special for 2018

22 February 2018, 11:35 AM Neil Nair
Harley-Davidson unveils the Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special for 2018

Harley-Davidson has added two new motorcycles to their Sportster range with the Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special. 

The bikes get a retro-appeal with paint and graphics inspired by custom bikes from the 70s. Both bikes also sport an ape-handlebar for a more upright riding position. Powering the motorcycles is a 1202cc ‘Evolution’ V-twin engine that produces 96Nm of torque at 4000rpm. 

The Iron 1200 borrows its styling from the Iron 883. It sports a blacked-out engine with chrome pushrods, similar to the latter. While it also sports similar nine-spoke 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels, it lacks the chrome highlights found on the Iron 883.

The bike also sports a café-racer inspired single seat and a 12.5 litre fuel tank along with a headlamp cowl that has been borrowed from the Street range. The Iron 1200 is priced at $9,999 (Rs 6.49 lakhs).

As its name suggests, the Forty-Eight Special is based on the standard Forty-Eight. It retains the beefy 49mm front forks, wide tyres and the over-sized aluminium triple clamps. The bike also continues with the 8.32-litre fuel tank from the Forty-Eight. The Forty-Eight Special gets chrome engine covers and exhaust shield instead of the blacked-out components on the standard bike.

The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special is priced at $11,299 (Rs 7.34 lakhs) in the USA. With a major slump in global sales, Harley-Davidson seems to be looking to the custom-inspired market to get those numbers up. We can expect the Iron 1200 and the Forty-Eight Special to make their way to India sometime this year. 

Harley-Davidson Forty Eight [2018-2019]

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 10,70,797

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