The Forty-Eight Special carries an ex-showroom price of Rs 10.98 lakh while the 2019 Street Glide Special has been launched at Rs 30.53 lakh.
Harley-Davidson (H-D) India has brought along two new motorcycles here - the Forty-Eight Special and the 2019 Street Glide Special (main image). While the former, which sits in the Sportster line-up alongside the standard Forty-Eight, is a new product for India, the latter replaces the outgoing 2018 Street Glide Special in the Touring model range of H-D. However, the standard Street Glide motorcycle is not on sale in India.
The Forty-Eight Special features a burly front-end which features a 130mm tyre framed by 49mm forks. It also features a higher, 7.25-inch gloss-black Tallboy handlebar which makes the rider lean forward a bit more. It also features an emulsion rear shock absorber with a screw pre-load adjuster, which allows the rider to change the suspension setup with a simple adjuster.
In terms of styling changes, the Forty-Eight Special gets 'Throwback 70's' custom paint job on the fuel tank and a Dark Custom Style theme which makes use of both blacked-out and chrome finished panels. While differing in style, both the standard motorcycle as well as the Forty-Eight special remain the same mechanically, as they are both powered by the 1200cc Evolution V-Twin air-cooled motor which generates 96Nm of torque.
The other new launch, the 2019 Street Glide Special, is powered by the 1,868cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor which puts out a massive 163Nm of torque. New on the 2019 iteration is the American marque's new 'Boom! Box GTS' infotainment system which allows media connectivity through Bluetooth, USB drives, SD cards and the rider can listen to his/her favourite tunes via the two 6.5-inch BOOM standard speakers. All of this can be controlled via a 6.5-inch colour TFT touchscreen.