Following the pattern of the Dark Custom series, the new 2010 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight features a blacked out rubber-mounted Evolution 1200cc V-Twin engine, black wheels, and other blacked-out components including the air cleaner cover, hand controls and turn signals.
The 2.1 gallon peanut fuel tank is also available in Vivid Black, but those who want a splash of color can opt for a Brilliant Silver Pearl or Mirage Orange Pearl paint job.
Harley-Davidson describers the Forty-Eight as having a “muscular bulldog front stance” with its lowered suspension, 26-inch seat height and under-mounted mirror giving the bike a low profile.
“With its classic bulldog shoulders stance, the Forty-Eight strikes a distinctive look and low profile that could only come from Harley-Davidson,” says Ray Drea, Harley-Davidson senior director of styling. “The Forty-Eight model has a collective past life experience and broken-in look that is raw and authentic.”
The 2010 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight retails for $10,499 for the black version, $10,789 for the silver or orange.