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2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight® Special
2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight® Special

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
Forty-Eight® Special
Forty-Eight® Special
Model Code
XL1200XS
XL1200XS
Color
Billiard White
Billiard White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front and Rear - Dual-piston
Front and Rear - Dual-piston
Wheels
Front and Rear - Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Front and Rear - Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Colors
Black
Black
Tires

Front - 130/90B16 73H

Rear - 150/80B16 77H

Front - 130/90B16 73H

Rear - 150/80B16 77H

Dimensions

Length
85.2 in.
85.2 in.
Weight

As shipped - 547 lb.

In running order - 564 lb.

As shipped - 547 lb.

In running order - 564 lb.

Ground Clearance
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
Wheelbase
58.9 in.
58.9 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 26.2 in.

Unladen - 27.8 in.

Laden - 26.2 in.

Unladen - 27.8 in.

Electrical

Lighting
High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)
High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)

Engine

Engine
Evolution®
Evolution®
Cooling
Air
Air
Displacement
1,202 cc (73.4 cu. in.)
1,202 cc (73.4 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke
3.5 x 3.8 in.
3.5 x 3.8 in.
Torque

73 ft. / lb. @ 3,500 rpm

Testing method - J1349

73 ft. / lb. @ 3,500 rpm

Testing method - J1349

Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 9.315

Overall 2nd - 6.653

Overall 3rd - 4.948

Overall 4th - 4.102

Overall 5th - 3.517

Overall

1st - 9.315

Overall 2nd - 6.653

Overall 3rd - 4.948

Overall 4th - 4.102

Overall 5th - 3.517

Fuel System
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust
Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
Fuel Capacity
2.1 gal.
2.1 gal.
MPG Rating
Combined City / Hwy - 48 mpg
Combined City / Hwy - 48 mpg

Operational

Rake
Steering head - 30.2°
Steering head - 30.2°
Trail
5.3 in.
5.3 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Vivid Black

Wicked Red

Billiard Whitey

Vivid Black

Wicked Red

Billiard Whitey

Features

Styling + Features

  • 1200 CC EVOLUTION® ENGINE: 1200 cc at your command to deliver tons of torque for an unforgettably fun ride.
  • DARK CUSTO STYLE: A balance of blacked-out and chrome finishes give it that authentic custom attitude.
  • THROWBACK 70'S CUSTOM TANK ART: Authentic bold 70's-inspired tank graphic and badge shows the bikes retro roots.
  • BOLD MUSCULAR ATTITUDE: A bulldog stance with a slammed speedometer and peanut tank, massive ripple clamps, and 49mm front forks.
  • TALLBO® HANDLEBARSY: Ride with your fists in the wind with the black Tallboy® handlebars. Shaped to provide the ideal balance of rise and width.
  • OPTIMIZED SEAT DESIGN: A ribbed, solo-style seat for all-day cruising comfort while maintaining the bike's minimalist style.
  • EMULSION REAR SHOCK WITH SCREW ADJUSTER: Features an Emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster that soaks up every bump the street throws your way, and easily adjusts to fit your riding style.
  • SPLIT 9-SPOKE CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS: Split nine-spoke wheels that are black as night from rim to rubber to compliment the Dark Custom look.

Styling + Features

  • 1200 CC EVOLUTION® ENGINE: 1200 cc at your command to deliver tons of torque for an unforgettably fun ride.
  • DARK CUSTO STYLE: A balance of blacked-out and chrome finishes give it that authentic custom attitude.
  • THROWBACK 70'S CUSTOM TANK ART: Authentic bold 70's-inspired tank graphic and badge shows the bikes retro roots.
  • BOLD MUSCULAR ATTITUDE: A bulldog stance with a slammed speedometer and peanut tank, massive ripple clamps, and 49mm front forks.
  • TALLBO® HANDLEBARSY: Ride with your fists in the wind with the black Tallboy® handlebars. Shaped to provide the ideal balance of rise and width.
  • OPTIMIZED SEAT DESIGN: A ribbed, solo-style seat for all-day cruising comfort while maintaining the bike's minimalist style.
  • EMULSION REAR SHOCK WITH SCREW ADJUSTER: Features an Emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster that soaks up every bump the street throws your way, and easily adjusts to fit your riding style.
  • SPLIT 9-SPOKE CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS: Split nine-spoke wheels that are black as night from rim to rubber to compliment the Dark Custom look.