HARLEY-DAVIDSON FORTY-EIGHT SPECIAL LaunchedMarch 14, 2019
FUSE THROW-BACK DESIGN WITH MODERN PERFORMANCE
Harley-Davidson India adds to the long legacy of its Sportster motorcycle line with the introduction of the Forty-Eight Special model in India. The new high-bar Sportster combines throw-back styling trends from the custom-bike scene with the solid foundation of the Sportster platform and the punchy performance of the Evolution 1200 V-Twin engine.
Since its introduction in 1957, Sportster motorcycles have been repeatedly reimagined, in the hands of both the Motor Company and bike owners: The Sportster as a bobber, a chopper, a scrambler and a café racer; as a hero on flat tracks and drag strips and road-race courses; as an accessible entry-point for first-time riders, and as a custom-of-one cruiser.
The company’s legacy leans on 116 years of building some of the most iconic motorcycles. With fans across the world, it was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.
At the launch event, Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson® India said,
“Harley-Davidson was one of the earliest entrants in the premium motorcycle category in India. Completing 10 years in India is just the beginning as we remain the cruiser of choice for many riders. With the all new Forty-Eight Special, Harley-Davidson India takes its motorcycle line up to 17 Models”
Harley-Davidson was one of the earliest entrants in the premium motorcycle category in India. Completing 10 years in India is just the beginning as we remain the cruiser of choice for many riders. With the all new Forty-Eight Special, Harley-Davidson India takes its motorcycle line up to 17 Models”
FORTY-EIGHT SPECIAL is Priced at INR 1,098,000/-.
Priced at INR 1,098,000/-.
The burly front end of the Forty-Eight Special – a 130mm front tire framed by 49mm forks secured in massive forged aluminium triple clamps – looks especially menacing when topped with a gloss-black, 7.25-inch high Tallboy handlebar.
“Since its inception, the Sportster has offered the perfect combination of size, power and character that makes it appealing to so many different riders,”said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson V.P. of Styling & Design. “A Sportster is a relatively easy bike to strip down and reinvent. What we’ve done to create the new Forty-Eight Special is what Sportster owners have been doing with their own bikes for generation
said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson V.P. of Styling & Design. “A Sportster is a relatively easy bike to strip down and reinvent. What we’ve done to create the new Forty-Eight Special is what Sportster owners have been doing with their own bikes for generation
FORTY-EIGHT SPECIAL – 1200cc Evolution® V-Twin engine, comes with Quick handling and features an emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster which helps in easy adjustment according to your riding style.
Air-Cooled, Evolution Engine
· 1202 cc
· 96NM Torque @4250 RPM
Styling + Features
· Throwback 70’s custom tank art, Dark Custom Style
· Tallboy Handlebars
· Emulsion rear shock screw adjuster
· Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheels
For further information on Harley-Davidson’s Model Year 19 line-up, please visit h-d.com
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get Harley-Davidson riders on the road.
About Harley-Davidson India
Harley-Davidson India commenced operations in August 2009 and appointed its first dealership in 2009. The Company offers 17 models in its line-up in India, in addition to a full range of genuine parts, accessories, and general merchandise, available through its authorized dealerships. Headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana, Harley-Davidson India has an assembly unit at Bawal, Haryana. The company has 31 independent dealerships across India including New Delhi, Gurugram, Chandigarh, Rajkot, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru (3), Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, Goa (Panaji), Jaipur, Surat, Lucknow, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Kolhapur, Nasik, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, and Vijayawada. Harley-Davidson India launched the first Harley-Davidson University in India, in January 2018. Located in Gurugram, the Harley-Davidson University is a skill centre and training facility aimed at delivering best-in-class technical and business skills to the multiple Harley-Davidson dealers in the Indian market. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson India web site at , , and pages.
About Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.®)
The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.®) is all about like-minded Harley-Davidson riders coming together to fuel their adventure instincts. H.O.G.® was formed 35 years ago to ignite this way of life. It was formed in India in 2010 and since then it has brought together 12,000 H.O.G.® members from across the country who are fulfilling their dreams of personal freedom. Harley-Davidson motorcycles and H.O.G.® go together for those who are looking to discover more and believe that more is as much about moments as it is about the kilometers ridden. Riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a unique experience and there is no other motorcycle that can duplicate its look, sound or feel.