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2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster® Forty-Eight 2015 Harley-Davidson V-Rod® V-Rod Muscle
You have selected: 2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster® Forty-Eight 2015 Harley-Davidson V-Rod® V-Rod Muscle
Identification:
Model Type  Standard Sport
MSRP (US)  $ 10749 $ 16149
Warranty  24 24
Engine:
Compression Ratio  10.0:1 11.5:1
Cooling  Air Liquid
Cylinders  2 2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Engine Type  V Twin V Twin
Fuel Requirements  Premium Premium
Fuel Type  Gas Gas
Starter  Electric Electric
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod DOHC
Valves  4 8
Valves Per Cylinder  2 4
Transmission:
Number Of Speeds  5 5
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain Gear
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt Belt
Transmission Type  Manual Manual
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Michelin® Scorcher™ 130/90 B16 73H Michelin® Scorcher™ 120/70 ZR19 60W
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Michelin® Scorcher™ 150/80 R16 77H Michelin® Scorcher™ 240/40 R18 79V
Brakes:
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.1 / 7.9 5 / 18.9
Wheelbase (in/mm)  59.8 / 1518.9 67 / 1701.8