2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
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2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelHarley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
Price as newUS$ 11299. MSRP depends on country, taxes, accessories, etc.

Engine and transmission

Displacement1202.0 ccm (73.35 cubic inches)
Engine typeV2, four-stroke
Engine detailsEvolution® engine
Power65.0 HP (47.4 kW) @ 6000 RPM
Torque99.0 Nm (10.1 kgf-m or 73.0 ft.lbs) @ 3500 RPM
Bore x stroke88.9 x 96.8 mm (3.5 x 3.8 inches)
Fuel systemInjection. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Fuel controlDouble Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Lubrication systemDry sump
Cooling systemAir
Transmission typeBelt (final drive)
ClutchMulti-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Driveline57/38 ratio
Fuel consumption4.90 litres/100 km (20.4 km/l or 48.00 mpg)
Greenhouse gases113.7 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust systemBlack, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Rake (fork angle)30.2°
Trail135 mm (5.3 inches)
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear suspensionTwin shocks
Front tire130/90-B16
Rear tire150/80-B16
Front brakesSingle disc. Dual-piston. Optional ABS.
Rear brakesSingle disc. Single-piston. Optional ABS.
WheelsBlack, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
Dry weight247.0 kg (544.5 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc252.0 kg (555.6 pounds)
Power/weight ratio0.2632 HP/kg
Seat height665 mm (26.2 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Alternate seat height711 mm (28.0 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Overall length2164 mm (85.2 inches)
Ground clearance110 mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase1495 mm (58.9 inches)
Fuel capacity7.90 litres (2.09 US gallons)
Oil capacity2.60 litres (2.75 US quarts)
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