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2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48

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2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48

2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48 Review

2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48

Is an urban brawler that drips attitude from every element; from the fat, balloon tires to the all-steel peanut tank to the solo seat. Custom touches define this bulldog of The Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48 . A slammed speedometer, under bar mounted mirrors and 26-inch seat height offer a low profile, while the peanut tank and big 16-inch wheels combine for a menacing look that could only come from Harley-Davidson.

The 2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48 With Premium Paint Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Clear coat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the pearl colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48

First appearing on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle back in 1948—and providing the inspiration for the Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48 model name—the small 2.1 gallon tapered peanut fuel tank holds strong today with its traditional styling and modern attitude. A low, powerful bulldog look that gives way for showcasing more engine, the peanut fuel tank is attitude and looks all balled up into one.

The Evolution engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle back in 1984.

Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48

2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48 – Specifications

Dimensions
Length 88.6 in. (2250 mm)
Overall Width 32.7 in. (831 mm)
Overall Height 42.0 in. (1067 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 26.0 in. (660 mm)
– Unladen 26.8 in. (681 mm)
Ground Clearance 3.9 in. (99 mm)
Rake (steering head) 30°
Fork Angle 30°
Trail 4.2 in. (107 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 in. (1519 mm)
Tires (Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear):
– Front – Scorcher® “31” 130/90B16 73H
– Rear – Scorcher® “31” 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal. (7.9 L) (warning light at approximately 0.65 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qts. (2.6 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)

Weight:
– As Shipped 545 lbs. (247.2 kg)
– In Running Order 567 lbs. (257.2 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
– Gross Axle Weight Rating
– Front 335 lbs. (152.0 kg)
– Rear 665 lbs. (301.6 kg)

Engine
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.812 in. (88.9 mm x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump

Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
– 1st 9.315
– 2nd 6.653
– 3rd 4.948
– 4th 4.102
– 5th 3.517

Chassis
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable
Wheels4: Black Steel Laced
– Front 16 in. x 3 in. (406 mm x 76 mm)
– Rear 16 in. x 3 in. (406 mm x 76 mm)

Brakes:
– Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
– Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
– Front 11.5 in. x .2 in. (292.1 mm x 5.1 mm)
– Rear 10.24 in. x .28 in. (260.1 mm x 7.1 mm)

Suspension Travel:
– Front Wheel 3.62 in. (92 mm)
– Rear Wheel 1.63 in. (41 mm)

Performance
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
– North America 79 ft. lbs. @ 4000 RPM (107 Nm @ 4000 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
– Right 27.8°
– Left 26.1°

Fuel Economy6
(EPA urban/highway test) 48 mpg (4.9 L/100 km)

Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
– Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
– Turn Signal Lights 28W self-canceling
– Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lights 8W/28W per lamp
– Indicator Lamps: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system7 (optional)

The 2012 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight 48 Prices:Vivid Black $10,499, Solids $10,789 USD

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