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Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

One of the most distinctive styling elements of the Forty-Eight is the peanut tank. And as a tip of the hat to the year the tank was introduced, Harley named the new for 2010 Sportster the Forty-Eight (never “48”).Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster Forty-EightBike ClassCruiserYears2010-PresentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedPower65 hpTop Speed125 mphWeight545 lb (dry)Height42″Seat Height26.8mmWheelbase59.80″Background of The Harley-Davidson […]

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Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Two research developments came together in 1984 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Softail model family. Work on the Softail frame, which hid the rear suspension to give the bike the look of hard tail choppers of the 60’s and 70’s, began in St. Louis in 1974.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSoftail CustomBike ClassCruiserYears1986 – 1999, 2007 – 2010Configuration1584 cc air-cooled […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Low RiderBike ClassCruiserYears1995 – […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company’s longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster 1200Bike ClassCruiserYears1988 – presentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedWeight562 lb (dry)Height45.1″Seat Height30.5 mmWheelbase59.80″Related Bikes1200 Custom1200 Low1200 NightsterSportster […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

It’s been called the motorcycle that saved Harley-Davidson. The Sportster was introduced in 1957 and is the longest continuously produced model in Harley-Davidson history, and one of the longest in the world. Only the Royal Enfield Bullet, first manufactured in 1948, has a longer production history.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonBike ClassCruiserYears1986-2008Top Speed105 mphWeight563 lb (dry)Height45.7″Seat Height29.3″Wheelbase60.00″The Harley-Davidson Sportser […]

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Harley-Davidson Road King

Harley-Davidson Road King

The Harley-Davidson Road King is the direct descendant, and the replacement of, the Electra-Glide Sport. Each Harley has a model name and a multi-letter model designation. While those letter designations are often confusing, they can be helpful in tracing the lineage of a given model.Harley-Davidson Road King:The Harley-Davidson Road King replaced the Electra-Glide Sport. It […]

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Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Harley-Davidson V-Rod

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod is a direct descendant of Harley’s VR-1000, ridden by the Superbike Race Team. The VR-1000 featured a liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, fuel injected engine that had been developed in partnership with Porsche.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelV-RodBike ClassCruiserYears2002 – presentEngineRevolution liquid-cooled fuel injected 1,250 cc V-TwinPower125 hpTop Speed140 mphWeight637 lb (dry)Height46″Seat Height26.7″Wheelbase67.00″V-Rod History & DevelopmentThe VR-1000 […]

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