Harley-Davidson XL 1200X Forty-Eight (2021)


The Forty-Eight® features fat tires on a skinny bike with an iconic peanut tank that made its debut in 1948. Designed with signature bulldog stance and 1200cc of torque. In addition to the look, it features a large 49mm front forks, an adjustable rear suspension, cast aluminum wheels with floating rotors and powerful brakes for plenty of handling and comfort.

Technical Specification


Model XL 1200X Forty-Eight®
Dimensions
Length 85.2 in. (2,165 mm)
Overall Width 32.9 in. (835 mm)
Overall Height 43.3 in. (1,100 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 26.2 in. (665 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 28 in. (710 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.3 in. (110 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.2
Fork Angle (deg) 28.7
Trail 5.3 in. (135 mm)
Wheelbase 58.9 in. (1,495 mm)
Tires, Type Michelin® Scorcher® "31" front and rear
Tires, Front Model Scorcher® "31"
Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
Tires, Rear Model Scorcher® "31"
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal. (7.9 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 0.65 gal. (2.5 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt. (2.6 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (1 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 545 lb. (247 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 556 lb. (252 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,000 lb. (454 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 335 lb. (152 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 665 lb. (302 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A
Engine
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore 3.5 in. (88.9 mm)
Stroke 3.8 in. (96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.4 cu in (1,202 cc)
Compression Ratio 10:01
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Exhaust Black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
Lubrication System Dry-sump
Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 29/68 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
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
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th N/A
Chassis
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 49 mm fork set, free valve right hand and cartridge style left hand
Rear Shocks Variable rate spring over 36mm piston nitrogen gas-charged emulsion style shock with thread style preload adjustment
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
Wheels, Front Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum w/ Machined Highlights
Wheels, Rear Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Front floating, Rear uniform expansion rotor
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual No
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.24 in. (260 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Optional
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (91 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 1.6 in. (41 mm)
Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 73 ft-lb (99 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 27
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 27
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km)
Electric
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp Quartz Halogen, 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop Incandescent
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights Incandescent bullet turn signals
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)
Lights, Rear Turn Signals Incandescent bullet turn signals
Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet N/A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A
Warranty And Service
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

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