2019 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight Special And Street Glide Special Launched

Modified On Mar 14, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for Harley Davidson Forty Eight Special

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The Forty-Eight Special is priced at Rs 10.98 lakh while the Street Glide Special will set you back by Rs 30.53 lakh

  • The Forty-Eight Special is a sportster and the Street Glide Special is a proper tourer.
  • For 2019, the former gets “tallboy” handlebars and some cosmetic updates.
  • The latter features redesigned alloys wheels, a new infotainment system and more!

Harley-Davidson has launched the Forty-Eight Special and Street Glide Special in India at Rs 10.98 lakh and Rs 30.53 lakh (both ex-showroom prices), respectively. The duo will be Harley’s first launch for this year and will replace the standard Forty-Eight and Street Glide. Deliveries will commence within this week itself. In terms of competition, the Harley Davidson Forty-Eight Special goes up against the Indian Scout Bobber while the Street Glide Special competes against the Indian Chieftain.

Speaking of updates, the Forty-Eight Special gets “tallboy” handlebars and a retro coloured paint scheme on its peanut tank. For added convenience, customers can opt for a keyless ignition system that’s offered as an optional extra. It also gets beefier 49mm front forks and twin adjustable shocks at the rear. The Forty-Eight Special is powered by the same 1,202cc, V-twin motor that churns out 97Nm of torque at 3500rpm. In terms of colours options, the Forty-Eight Special is available in three different shades - Black, Wicked Red and Billiard White.

The Street Glide Special, on the other hand, features new Talon alloys wheels where the spokes extend till the edge of the rims, a new Boom Box GTS full-touchscreen infotainment system and blacked-out components. The new system features music controls, navigation and phone connectivity features. However, the most notable update on the bike is its massive 1,868cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin engine that dishes out 163Nm of torque at revs as low as 3000rpm. In comparison, the outgoing model is powered by a 1,745 cc, V-twin Milwaukee-Eight 107 motor that generates 150Nm of torque at 3,250rpm. Interestingly, despite these updates, the Street Glide Special weighs the same as before at 362kg. Harley-Davidson will also be getting the Electra Glide Standard to India later this year. So stay tuned to BikeDekho for more information. 

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