Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

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The Sportster Forty-Eight is all about a little rascal. Shady, stocky, stripped down, the machine only asks to jostle but not necessarily to be jostled. However, it is not on the side of the suspensions that Harley has built a reputation. This revisited opus of the 1200 Forty-Eight should improve handling. How? ‘Or’ What ? By the grafting of a 49 mm fork equipped with cartridges and a duo of shock absorbers adjustable in preload. Nothing exceptional, but welcome the gesture; especially if it improves daily performance. Stronger both visually and technically, this front axle required the installation of triple trees with more aluminum foam.
A little touch of design allows you to start again for a few calendar laps. New spoked wheels, a redesigned saddle and more comfort

Since 2014, the Sportster 48 has been equipped with the HD Smart security system allowing keyless starting and ABS as standard. A lot of braking changes were also made this year. Calipers bite a larger disc at the front (300 mm) but unchanged at the rear (260 mm). The aluminum master cylinder has been changed, for less friction and more feeling. The Sportster also received a new electrical system, redesigned controls with a switch on the left to navigate the new speedometer screen. Also note the evolution for the exhaust and the oil tank.

Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

Genesis : What a strange name for a Sportster? Just two words that sound like an old Elvis record, with delicate scents of gum, a little taste of rebellion and the fumes of a bad Chicago awakening. Like its little cousin 883 Iron, the 1200 Sportster Forty Eight doesn’t like to be disturbed when it comes to giving the streets a thrill. Vintage and bobber in style, chewing on a quid of the past with a dark gaze on the horizon, this HD production would kick your crutch in the shins if you looked at it askance. For now, she seems to be quietly waiting for her coffee, thinking back to the year 1948..

Here is the explanation of its name. Everything fits in its tank, the “peanut” model, with a capacity of 7.95 liters, created in 1948, just after the war. Low, dark, both long and crisp, this Harley is especially suited to young bad boys, those who swear by the essentials. For them, the 48 will put down its cup of coffee and let the rebel approach.

This front tire is confusing. It appears to be crushing asphalt, tightly held on a 16-inch rim. With its 130 mm hip circumference, it is almost as plump as the rear flange. Convinced by the dark, the Sportster 48 invaded it. Fork sleeves, gearbox housings, engine, wheels, mudguards, frame, oil tank, handlebars, controls…. they are all as dark as the night. Suddenly, exhausts, cylinder head covers and rocker rods light up. Attention to detail winds from the handlebars to the stern. The threatening front axle can be distinguished by its shortened mudguard held by a lacquered support, the selfish rear (the saddle is single-seater) is remarkably refined with the headlight-flashing combination integrated into the end of the mudguard, like on the Iron and the Nightster. Being authentic but different – you can feel it right down to the mirrors, mounted in an inverted position, and making the silhouette even more unique.

Are the presentations made? The 48 has unsoldered its coffee, its big tumbled twin can take care of you. For him, it’s all about big torque and carefully balanced vibrations. He won’t sleep, neither will you !

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      Model marketed in

      2010
      2011
      2012
      2013
      2014
      2015
      2016
      2017
      2018
      2019
      2020

      Performances

      • Max speed:
        about 170 km / h
      • Consumption
        medium: 5.20 l

      The technical aspect

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      • Frame
      • Frame: Double steel cradle
      • Tank: 7.9 liters
      • Seat height: 710 mm
      • Length: 2165 mm
      • Width: 845 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1495 mm
      • Dry weight: 247 kg
      • Weight in running order: 252 kg
      • Train before
      • Telescopic fork Ø 49 mm, deb: 92 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 300 mm 2 piston calipers
      • Front wheel:

        130/90
        – 16

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019 technical

      • Transmission
      • 5-speed gearbox
      • Secondary toothed belt transmission.
      • Rear axle
      • 2 side shock absorbers, deb: 54 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 260 mm, 2 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        150/80
        – 16

      • Motor
      • Twin cylinder
        in V at 45 °
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: Air cooling
      • Injection
      • tumbled
      • 2 valves per cylinder
      • 1,202 cc
        (88.9 x 96.8 mm)
      • 67
        ch
        at 6,000 rpm
      • 9.80 mkg
        at 3,500 rpm
      • Weight ratio /
        power
        : 3.69
        kg / hp
      • Compression: 10: 1
      • Crit’air:
      • Motorcycle accessible to A2 license or bridle at 47.5hp / 35 Kw

      Detached pieces

      exhaust
      motor
      fluid
      electricity

      filtration
      braking
      chain kit

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      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

      Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X SPORTSTER Forty Eight 2019

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