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2019 HARLEY-DAVIDSON® Forty Eight® Special

2019 harley-davidson®

Forty Eight® Special

Starting at $12,999*



air-cooled, evolution®

Engine Torque

Engine Torque

3,500 RPM

Weight, As Shipped

Weight, As Shipped

248 kg

Seat Height, Laden

Seat Height, Laden

665 MM

Forty Eight® Special

The 2019 Forty-Eight Special is a new school twist on the choice ride for those who know how to have fun.You get a powerful 1200 Evolution® engine, throwback tank graphics, blacked-out finishes, and rock-solid suspension and brakes.

1200 Evolution® Engine

1200cc at your command to deliver tons of torque for an unforgettably fun ride.

Dark Custom Style

A balance of blacked-out and chrome finishes give it that authentic custom attitude.

Throwback 70’s Custom Tank Art

Authentic bold 70’s-inspired tank graphic and badge shows the bike’s retro roots.

Bold Muscular Attitude

A bulldog stance with a slammed speedometer and peanut tank, massive triple clamps, and 49mm front forks.

Tallboy® Handlebars

Ride with your fists in the wind with the black Tallboy® handlebars. Shaped to provide the ideal balance of rise and width.

Optimized Seat Design

A ribbed, solo style seat redesigned for all-day cruising comfort while maintaining the bike’s minimalist style.

Emulsion Rear Shock With Screw Adjuster

Features an Emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster that soaks up every bump the street throws your way, and easily adjusts to fit your riding style.

Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels

Split nine-spoke wheels that are black as night from rim to rubber to compliment the Dark Custom look.



  • Vivid Black
  • Color 
  • ABS Option
  • Security System Option 
  • Freight


  • Length
    2,165 mm
  • Seat Height, Laden
    665 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen
    705 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    110 mm
  • Rake (steering head)
  • Trail
    135 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,495 mm
  • Tires, Front Specification
    130/90B16 73H
  • Tires, Rear Specification
    150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity
    7.9 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter)
    2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped
    248 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order
    256 kg
  • Luggage Capacity - Volume


  • Engine
    Air-cooled, Evolution®
  • Bore
    88.9 mm
  • Stroke
    96.8 mm
  • Displacement
    1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio
  • Fuel System
    Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust
    Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers


  • Primary Drive
    Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 6th


  • Wheels, Optional Style Type
  • Wheels, Front Type
    Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Wheels, Rear Type
    Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum
  • Brakes, Caliper Type
    Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear


  • Engine Torque Testing Method
  • Engine Torque
    99 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm)
  • Lean Angle, Right
  • Lean Angle, Left
  • Fuel Economy Testing Method
    Estimated City/Hwy
  • Fuel Economy
    4.9 l/100 km
  • CO2 Emissions Testing Method
  • CO2 Emissions


  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps
    High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)
  • Gauges
    Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights

* Prices shown are in CA dollars and are the manufacturer's suggested retail prices for base models. Dealer prices may vary and exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, accessories, and any dealer charges.