Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster Review Specs Price


The Harley-Davidson brand is one of the famous and highly popular cruiser brands in the world. It offers impressive riding pleasure of all time. The new Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster motorcycle features the fat tires with an iconic peanut tank. The overall bike is designed with the signature bulldog stance, while the powerful 1200 cc engine provides cranking torque. The full review of Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster, with its price and specifications, are given below.

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster – Features and Price

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster

Engine Features

The 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster features an iconic V-Twin 73.4 cubic-inch engine, which is best known for its massive low-end torque and pure soul-satisfying sound. Its lightweight aluminum heads and cylinders improve air-cooling efficiency. The bore to stroke ratios is 3.5 inches and 3.8 inches, respectively, that delivers massive repulsion than 2019 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster.

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster

Chassis Features

The Harley-Davidson features an attractive and robust chassis of all time. It contains an iconic 2.1 gallons of a fuel tank that adds to its machine’s low and powerful bulldog look. This fuel tank features the solid mass of the engine and the rawboned style of the lean Sportster frame.

The wheel features the custom rubber reminiscent of lead-sled culture. The front end contains the tall, fat MT90 tire that offers the bike a dominating presence up front and offers a smooth ride and stable handling. The new brawny 49 mm front fork features the massive triple clamps and fork brace. The Harley-Davidson brand has used the latest cartridge damping technology that provides superb handling experience.

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster

The suspension system features an Emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster that can sock cup all bumps. The new spit 9-spoke cast aluminum wheels provide the superb performance of all times. They are built of lightweight cast aluminum, so even with the plentitude of fat black rubber rolling under, the ride feels light and nimble. The braking system features a high-performance system that gives the rider more confidence and outstanding power on the road.

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster – Price

The new 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster is available under $11,299.

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster – Technical Specifications


Vivid Black $11,299
Color $11,649
Custom Color $11,999
ABS Option $795
Security System Option $395
California Emissions $100
Freight $360

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster Specs


Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore 3.5 inches
Stroke 3.8 inches
Displacement 73.4 cubic inches
Compression Ratio 10:01
Fuel System All New Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

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Length 85.2 inches
Seat Height, Laden 26.2 inches
Ground Clearance 4.3 inches
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
Trail 5.3 inches
Wheelbase 58.9 inches
Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gallons
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 545 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 556 lb.

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster Specs


Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 73 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27.1
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27.1
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 48 mpg


Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.315
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.653
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.948
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.102
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.517


Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Harley-Davidson 2020 Forty-Eight Sportster Specs


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (if equipped), ABS (if equipped)
Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual trip meter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights


In the end, Bikes Catalog feels proud to say that this Harley-Davidson bike is one of the best bikes by Harley-Davidson. The engine can provide the superb riding pleasure of all times. The Chassis looks very attractive, durable and has been designed in a way that allows for ultimate riding pleasure. The braking and suspension system offers performance under all conditions.