Harley Davidson launches Forty-Eight

Iconic bike maker Harley Davidson has launched its 1,200cc superbike ‘Forty-Eight’ in India, priced at Rs. 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

This model will be available across all the Harley- Davidson dealerships, in addition to the existing model line- up of 14 bikes for 2011, Harley Davidson India said in a statement.

The company said bookings for the new offering will start from this month at its five dealerships across the country.

Recently Harley Davidson had said it would not hike prices of its two models to be assembled in India despite an increase in import duty for completely knocked down parts.

The company, which is setting up an assembly unit at Bawal in Haryana, had said it was evaluating options in the wake of the new CKD norms, resulting in higher import duty.



Length                                 2,255 mm

Overall Width                      820 mm

Overall Height                    1,065 mm

Seat Height                         710 mm

Ground Clearance               100 mm

Wheelbase                          1,520 mm


Front – D402F                     MT90B16

Rear – D401R                      150/80B16

Fuel Capacity                     8.0 L

Oil Capacity                        2.7 L

Kerb Weight                        260 kg


Engine                                  Air-cooled, Evolution™

Bore x Stroke                      88.9 mm x 96.8 mm

Displacement                     1,202 cc

Compression Ratio            9.7:1

Fuel System                       Electronic Sequential Port Fuel

Injection (ESPFI)

Lubrication System            Dry-sump


Engine Torque                     98 Nm @ 3200 rpm


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

Brakes, Caliper type        Dual-piston front; single-piston rear


Battery                               Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp.

Headlamp                          55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam