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Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Harley-Davidson Announce New Additions to the Sportster Range

It is with great delight that we must inform you that today, Wednesday 21 February 2018 Harley-Davidson adds to the legacy of its Sportster® motorcycle range with the launch of the Iron 1200™ and Forty-Eight® Special models.

For years now, the Sportster has been known as the great American freedom machine and has set land speed records, embarked on epic road trips, won numours races. The machine that’s done it all, now does it all better. Powerful. Quick handling. Authentic custom style.The latest in a line of 100 high-impact motorcycles, these new Sportsters models combine throw-back styling trends from the custom-bike scene with the solid foundation of the Sportster platform. Both of these exciting additions bring new dark custom style, with a bold muscular attitude.

Riding on powerful Evolution® 1200 V-Twin engines, new fuel tank graphics distinguish both the Iron 1200 and the Forty-Eight Special motorcycles, but the excitement doesn’t end there:


The Iron 1200 is an urban brawler with more power and new styling to set it apart from the past:

  • New powertrain styling highlights the V-Twin engine shape with black upper and lower rocker boxes, exhaust and muffler shields, timer, primary and derby cover and chrome pushrod tubes and tappet covers.
  • Fresh garage-built chopper styling includes:
    • gloss black speed screen
    • satin-black Mini Ape handle bar
    • Café Solo Seat
    • black 9-Spoke wheels with no highlights for more home-built look
    • chopped rear fender, mid-mount controls, round stamped-steel air cleaner cover, and fork gaiters carried
  • Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank with rediscovered throw-back graphics

The Iron 1200 is affordably priced available in three color options: £9,395 for Vivid Black and £9,645 for Twisted Cherry or Billiard White.


The Forty-Eight Special is a unique celebration of chrome and retro graphics on two wheels and also includes:

  • Powertrain styling features fitting the retro throw-back vibe with:
    • black upper and chrome lower rocker boxes
    • chrome exhaust shields
    • chrome solid muffler shields (no slots) over black mufflers
    • chrome primary, inspection and derby covers
    • chrome pushrod tubes and tappet covers highlighting the V-Twin engine shape
  • Fresh styling and improved rider posture:
    • gloss-black Tallboy® handlebars for a “fist in the wind” attitude adjustment*
    • black split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with no highlights make big tires look even bigger
    • Massive 130mm front tire, solo seat, chopped rear fender, forward controls, round stamped-steel air cleaner cover carries over from Forty-Eight model.
  • Peanut 2.2-gallon fuel tank with throwback horizontal stripe graphics

The Forty-Eight Special starts at £9,995 for Vivid Black and £10,245 Wicked Red or Billiard White.

From the young thrill-seeking motorcycle enthusiast, to the recent Riding Academy graduate looking for their first Harley-Davidson, the Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special offer nimble handling, bare knuckle attitude and authentic throwback ‘70s custom tank art.


Parts and Accessories

Like all Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special can serve as the starting point for personalization, as owners leverage their own creativity and Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories to turn the factory bike into a true custom of one.

For further information about these exciting new models and to be one of the first to ride them; click here to contact a Lind Harley-Davidson Dealership near you!