2012 Harley-Davidson XL1200X Forty-Eight 48 Review
With fat front tire and steel peanut tank, this low-slung urban brawler is ready to rip through any scene.
Custom touches define this bulldog of a bike. A slammed speedometer, under bar mounted mirrors and 26-inch seat height offer a low profile, while the peanut tank and big 16-inch wheels combine for a menacing look that could only come from Harley-Davidson.
Custom touches define this bulldog of a bike. PREMIUM PAINT
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.
CLASSIC PEANUT FUEL TANK
First appearing on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1948—and providing the inspiration for the Forty-Eight model name—the small 2.1 gallon tapered peanut fuel tank holds strong today with its traditional styling and modern attitude.
SLAMMED HANDLEBAR, SPEEDO AND UNDER MOUNT MIRRORS
FAT FRONT WHEEL
EVOLUTION® ENGINE HERITAGE
The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.
EVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
LOW SEAT & SLAMMED SUSPENSION
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road.
MICHELIN® SCORCHER™ TIRES
New Michelin® Scorcher™ Tires provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike.
2012 Sportster® Models: Personalization and Power
The six 2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models range from the affordable Dark CustomTM roadster-inspired Iron 883TM motorcycle to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200XTM bike. Each Sportster® model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.
Using Bike Builder, Customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with the seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint, and engine finish options of their choice, which are then installed right at the Factory.