DYNO VIDEO: 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

Forty-Eight reasons to ride on the Cycle World dyno.

This 1202cc Evolution V-Twin is the epitome of smooth linear power production. Power comes in early and continues to build with peak horsepower located much nearer its 6000-rpm redline that what is typically characteristic of a cruiser-class mill. Perhaps the Sport in this classic American machine’s name stands for more than simply tradition?

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight dyno chart
2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight static side view
2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight angled side view
SPECIFICATIONS
|2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
PRICE|$11,199-11,649
ENGINE TYPE|Air-cooled, Evolution™
DISPLACEMENT|1202cc
FUEL SYSTEM|Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
TRANSMISSION|5-speed
FINAL DRIVE|Belt
FRONT BRAKE|disc
REAR BRAKE|disc
WHEELBASE|59.3 in.
SEAT HEIGHT|27.3 in.
FUEL CAPACITY|2.1 gal.
DRY WEIGHT|538 lb.

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight dyno chart.

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight static.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight static.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight static.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight static.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight details.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight studio.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson