Harley Forty-Eight Special gets a retro-inspired design theme while the Street Glide Special offers more performance
Harley Davidson has officially launched two new motorcycles – Forty-Eight Special priced at Rs.10.98 Lakh and Street Glide Special priced at Rs. 30.53 Lakh in India today (both prices, ex-showroom). The company has already introduced the Forty-Eight in India and this special edition model comes with lots of aesthetical changes while the Street Glide was launched in 2018 but the new model comes with a bigger engine.
Both these motorcycles made their global debut last year. The Forty-Eight Special gets the 1970s inspired fuel tank design and the major change compared to the regular model is tall handlebars, which changes the riding position. The seats have been redesigned to give more comfort for the rider over long distance journeys.
Harley Davidson has also given lots of chrome all over the body and the bike now gets new graphics also. The Forty-Eight Special is priced at Rs. 10.98 Lakh and will be available in three different colour options – Vivid Black, Wicked Red and Billiard White. The fuel tank capacity of the new model is just 8.5 litres and the company has given 49 mm forks.
The Forty-Eight Special rides on 16-inch aluminium wheels finished in black colour with 130/90 section tyre at the front and 150/80 section tyre at the rear. The cruiser tips the weighing scale at 256 kg and it rides on Michelin Scorcher tyre. The Special is powered by 1200 cc air-cooled, electronic sequential port fuel injection engine and it produces 98.9 Nm of torque.
The Street Glide Special replaces the earlier model and it is priced at Rs. 30.53 Lakh. Street Glide Special is powered by a bigger 1,886 cc engine instead of 1745 cc unit. This powerful engine produces 165 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm and the company has given a 6-speed gearbox. The new model tips the weighing scale at 362 kg and it comes with stretched saddlebags, Talon wheels and more.
The company has given new Boom Box GTS infotainment system with 2 speakers and it comes with connectivity options like navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth and USB. The Street Glide Special is available in 7 colour options – Vivid Black, Industrial Gray Denim, Wicked Red Denim, Barracuda Silver, Billiard Blue, Scorched Orange/Black Denim and Silver Flux/Black Fuse.