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Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom vs Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom and Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom priced at RM 86,300 while the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Motorcycles has a price tag of RM 92,800 . Comparing the technical specifications, Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight engine displacement is 1202 while the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom houses a 1202 engine.

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Overview: 1200 Custom vs Forty-Eight

Key Features

Start Option Electric Electric
Displacement 1202 cc 1202 cc
Maximum Power - 60 hp

User Ratings & Review Comparison

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User Review Comparison
  • Performance keeps getting better

    After riding some boring bikes I started losing my thrill for biking but the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom has injected the passion of riding back into...

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    hakim Mar 01, 2024 for Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom
  • A well-built urban motorcycle

    I purchased the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight after my old bike got stolen. This time, I wanted to try something new that could add thrill to my rides...

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    Syahmi Nov 16, 2023 for Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

From The Experts

Things we like

Drool-worthy timeless styling

Torquey engine

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Things we don't like

Tiny fuel tank

Hard ride

Eye-watering price

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Engine & Performance

Displacement 1202 cc 1202 cc
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 17 L 7.9 L
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Lubrication System Wet Sump Wet Sump
Exhaust Pipes Dual Exhaust Dual Exhaust
Drive Type Belt Drive Belt Drive
Clutch Type Manual Wet, Multi-Plate
No. Of Cylinder 2 2
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Maximum Torque 96 Nm 96 Nm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Bore X Stroke 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm
Engine Type 2 Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Air-Cooled, 4-Valve, Evolution 2 Cylinder, Air-Cooled, 4 Valve, Evolution
RPM at Maximum Torque 3500 rpm 3500 rpm
Maximum Power -- 60 hp
Spark Plugs Per Cylinder -- 2
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Category Cruiser Cruiser
Ground Clearance 105 mm --
Seating Capacity 2 1
Oil Tank Capacity 2.6 L --
Wheel Base 1530 mm 1495 mm
Seat Height 725 mm 710 mm
Dry Weight 255 kg 247 kg
Length 2225 mm 2165 mm
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Fuel & Ignition

Ignition System CDI CDI
Start Option Electric Electric
Fuel Supply System EFI EFI
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre 130/90 R16 130/90 R16
Front Wheel Size R16 R16
Rear Wheel Size R16 R16
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial, Tubeless
Rear Tyre 150/80 R16 150/80 R16

Gear & Transmission

Transmission Type Manual Manual
Gear Box 5-Speed 5-Speed


Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V

Safety & Security

ABS Yes Yes
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Back Rest No No
Side Reflectors Yes Yes
Leg Guards No No
Traction Control No --
Riding Modes Street, Road Street, Road Street, Road Street, Road
Launch Control No No
Engine Check Warning Yes Yes
Shutter Lock No No
Wheel Lock Front/back -- No
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Odometer Digital Digital Digital Digital
Speedometer Analog Analog Analog Analog
Display Screen Yes Yes
Tripmeter Yes Yes
Oil Change Indicator Yes Yes
Navigator No No
Side Stand Indicator -- Yes
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Front Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc
Rear Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc

Differentiating Features

Height Adjustable Seats No No

Chassis & Suspension

Seat Type Dual Stepped Dual Stepped Single Seat Single Seat
Body Frame Material Steel Steel Steel Steel
Side Wings No No
Chrome Garnish Yes --


Indicator Light Yes Yes
Adjustable Headlights Yes Yes
Head Lamp Halogen Halogen Halogen Halogen