If you've got it, why not flaunt it? We took our 2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Special to iconic Cook’s Corner in Southern California to snap some shots of the newest Sportster. Back in 2010, Harley-Davidson introduced the XL1200X Forty-Eight, and eight years later the newest version of that model still retains a tiny 2.2-gallon "peanut" gas tank. This year, the bike gained a more muscular front end with forged aluminum triple clamps and a 49mm fork, all topped off with 7.25-inch-high Tallboy handlebar.
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The 2018 Forty-Eight Special arrives in three color: Vivid Black, Wicked Red, or Billiard White, with ours rolling in white. The new Forty-Eight Special comes equipped with a fuel-injected, 1,200cc Evolution V-twin engine, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The manufacturer suggested retail price for Vivid Black is $11,299, with color options starting at $11,649.
|FUEL SYSTEM:||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|EXHAUST:||Black staggered exhaust w/ slash-cut mufflers|