There is something special about being a survivor, like the Harley-Davidson Sportster has proven to be in its 55 years of existence. The XL is like a well-weathered and wise old coot who has seen it all along the way. But this Forty-Eight version just could be the coolest of the lot. Since 1986 (as [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Ten Bikes with Soul and Character Ten ways to keep it soulful (and sometimes a little strange) while having a good time on two wheels.
For decades, the implacable march of technology and improved performance has driven motorcycles to incredible heights. Even our dyno and GPS-based timing equipment are so shocked by what they’re recording that they’ve started putting exclamation points after some of the horsepower and quarter-mile numbers. But as awesome as all this performance, economy, reliability, comfort and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Well aware of its aging customer base, Harley-Davidson has been hard at work rolling out new products aimed at attracting a younger demographic. No need to reinvent the wheel, however, as the venerable Sportster has proven to be an ideal platform to deliver hip styling and solid performance at an affordable price. The 1200 Nightster [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Hot-rod the appearance of your 2008-to-current Sportster Forty-Eight, Nightster or Iron 883 with a Spectrum Metal Flake Tank ($399.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. You supply your dealer with either a new or used (add $99.95 for stripping and priming) gas tank, he ships it to Harley for application of your choice of black, gold, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2010 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – First Look Harley’s newest Dark Custom is called the Forty-Eight.
The newest of H-D’s “Dark” Sportsters, unveiled January 21, is called the “Forty-Eight,” in honor of 1948 being a very good postwar year, says CW Senior Editor Paul Dean, who was actually there and should know. 1957 was a good one, too, says Harley, the first year of Sportster production, to which this bike “harkens [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)