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HARLEY-DAVIDSON FORTY-EIGHT: A NEW, RAW AND RADICAL RIDE

22-01-2010 /

Harley fans in Egypt and the Middle East region can prepare themselves and their bank-accounts for a new and exciting surprise from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, called the Forty-Eight.

The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle is a new factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of a Custom.

Riding low and featuring the classic 2.1-gallon (7.95 liter) “peanut� fuel tank, the Forty-Eight backs up its bulldog appearance with the performance of its blacked and polished rubbermounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine. The low solo seat, under-bar mounted mirrors, clean rear fender and fat balloon tires emphasize the Forty Eight’s focus on chiseled customization.

And while the Forty-Eight may break bad when it comes to radical attitude and straight-on style, it won’t break the bank starting at just xxxxxx MSRP.

“With its classic bulldog shoulders stance, the Forty-Eight strikes a distinctive look and low profile that could only come from Harley-Davidson,� said Ray Drea, Harley-Davidson Senior Director of Styling. “The Forty-Eight has a collective past life experience and broken-in look that is raw and authentic.�

As a Harley-Davidson Custom, the Forty-Eight is ready to ride as a radical custom and also primed to take on its rider’s character and personality.

Harley-Davidson Sportsters like the Forty-Eight have retained an aura of rebellion since their introduction in 1957, when the foundation of custom culture was being laid by military veterans, swaggering greasers and anyone else with a gritty garage. Sportsters became an iron canvas for many legendary choppers of that hot rod era and beyond.

Lying low from tire-to-tire, the Forty-Eight showcases more of its black 1200 Evolution V-Twin engine with polished accents and other components with a clean look highlighted by the traditional peanut fuel tank, small solo seat and lightening holes in the backbone mounting bracket. The Forty-Eight has more than just custom cool styling with the smooth ride on new front fork sliders, a fat and wide 150 mm front tire and slammed rear suspension.

With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and a broad torque curve, the Forty-Eight delivers a powerfully responsive ride with smooth clutch effort. The chrome, staggered shorty dual muffler pounds out the distinctive Harley-Davidson American V-Twin sound.

The Forty-Eight embraces the street up front with forward foot controls, low profile custom handlebar, under-bar mounted mirrors, fork-mounted turn signals, slammed speedometer mounting bracket and lightened fork brace. A unique dual texture solo seat fits the lone rider, while a passenger pillion, footpegs and backrest are some of the many accessories that can be added.

The black chopped rear fender with combination stop/turn/tail lights help show-off the fat 150mm rear tyre and 16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels. The front tire also rides on a wide black wheel.

The Forty-Eight is available in Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver and Mirage Orange Pearl colors.

The new Forty-Eight is equipped with the following features and highlights:

-Blacked and polished rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with chrome
accents
-Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
-Steel 2.1-gallon (7.95 liter) peanut fuel tank with lightening hole mounting bracket
-One-piece, solo Sportster classic seat
-710mm seat height
-Fat balloon tires
-16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels
-Low profile custom handlebar
-Under-bar mounted mirrors
-New front forks with wide triple clamps
-Chopped front fender mounted on fork brace with lightening holes
-Fork brace mounted chopped front fender
-Blacked components including air cleaner cover, clutch and brake levers and turn signals
-Chopped rear fender
-Stop-turn-tail lights
-Two-year factory warranty
-Harley-Davidson Smart Security System

Unfortunately there are no news yet if Harley Davidson Egypt and Harley Davidson Middle East would offer this beautiful piece of art in the local markets or not.

MS


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