Forty-Eight<sup>®</sup>
Forty-Eight<sup>®</sup>
Forty-Eight®

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The 2017 Forty-Eight® motorcycle comes at you with more low-slung Dark Custom™ attitude than ever, from its fat front end to its cast aluminum wheels.

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We didn’t rebuild it. We reloaded it.

The first time the world saw this iconic 2.1-gallon gas tank was in 1948. But the world has never seen it sitting atop anything quite like this. The Forty-Eight®. Designed with its signature bulldog stance and the powerful 1200cc Evolution® engine. Large 49mm front forks, an adjustable rear suspension, cast aluminum wheels with floating rotors and powerful brakes bring plenty of handling and comfort to all this heavy-hitting style.

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From sketch to steel

Ben McGinley joined Harley-Davidson® five years ago and has been banging out brilliance ever since. A lifelong gearhead, he goes straight to the heart of the machine to turn a sketch on paper to real iron and steel. Inspired by the renaissance of custom bike building, and from events like Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show, Rockerbox Motofest and Brewtown Rumble, Ben focuses on the real honesty and authenticity of materials to find what’s cool about the bikes and bring it forward.

 

For Ben, the Forty-Eight® motorcycle has always been the epitome of Harley-Davidson minimalism. "It really goes back to simplicity and honesty. Two wheels and a V-Twin right in the center." It’s about design, not decoration. Stripped back pure and, as always, without compromise.


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Make your 2017 Forty-Eight® a one of a kind

Customize your new bike. Learn all the ways you can upgrade your ride.

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