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Meet the Iron 1200™ and the Forty-Eight® Special Models

Posted by Jess Bettencourt on Feb 21, 2018 11:01:03 AM
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Old School Meets New School

Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special

Harley-Davidson Sportster® models offer no-compromise style and quality with character rooted in a gritty racing heritage. With the distinct look and feel of the Evolution® V-Twin engine, the Sportster riding experience is not only attainable, it’s Harley-Davidson authentic.

Welcome to a modern take on what’s been putting grins on the faces of Sportster motorcycle riders for decades. The new Iron 1200™ and Forty-Eight Special® models.

Iron 1200Iron 1200™

An urban brawler focused on power and new styling to set it apart from the past.
  • Evolution® 1200 engine for a stronger performance across the RPM range, harder acceleration from stops and more mid-range for out-running urban traffic, a more exciting ride.
  • 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, including:
    • gloss black speed screen
    • satin-black Mini Ape handle bar
    • Café Solo Seat
    • black 9-Spoke wheels
    • chopped rear fender, mid-mount controls, round stamped-steel air cleaner cover, and fork gaiters carried
    • classic '70s throwback graphics

The Iron 1200 is affordably priced, and available in three color options: $9,999 (MSRP) for Vivid Black and $10,349 (MSRP) for Twisted Cherry or Billiard White.

Iron 1200 Details


Forty-Eight SpecialForty-Eight® Special

A unique celebration of chrome and retro graphics on two wheels.
  • Evolution® 1200 engine with powertrain styling features to fit the retro throw-back vibe, including:
    • 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
    • massive 130mm front tire, solo seat, chopped rear fender, forward controls, round stamped-steel air cleaner cover carries over from Forty-Eight® model.
  • Fuel tank with throwback horizontal stripe graphics

Starting at $11,299 (MSRP) for Vivid Black and $11,649 (MSRP) Wicked Red or Billiard White, the new Forty-Eight Special offers dark custom style with a bold muscular attitude.

Forty-Eight Special Details

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

The new Iron 1200 and 48 Special motorcycles begin shipping to dealerships in mid-March.** However, Oakland Harley-Davidson is taking deposits now. Let us know if you are interested and we can let you know when the first one arrives.

*Handlebar height is regulated in many locations. Check local laws to ensure your motorcycle meets applicable regulations.

**Vehicles shown may vary visually by market and may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.

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