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Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight vs Harley-Davidson Roadster Comparison

The detailed Motorcycles comparison of Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Harley-Davidson Roadster, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight priced at RM 92,800 while the Harley-Davidson Roadster Motorcycles has a price tag of RM 93,200 . Comparing the technical specifications, Harley-Davidson Roadster engine displacement is 1202 while the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight houses a 1202 engine.

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Overview: Forty-Eight vs Roadster

Key Features

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

User Ratings & Review Comparison

11 reviews
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User Review Comparison
  • 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
  • A high-performance motorcycle

    The Harley-Davidson Roadster is more than just a cruiser; it's a performance-oriented motorcycle with a powerful engine and quick handling. Its...

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    muhaimi Mar 01, 2024 for Harley-Davidson Roadster

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
Maximum Power 60 hp --
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 7.9 L 12.5 L
No. Of Strokes 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Drive Type Belt Drive Belt Drive
Lubrication System Wet Sump Wet Sump
Exhaust Pipes Dual Exhaust Dual Exhaust
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate --
Spark Plugs Per Cylinder 2 --
No. Of Cylinder 2 2
Maximum Torque 96 Nm 96 Nm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Bore X Stroke 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm 88.9 mm x 96.8 mm
Engine Type 2 Cylinder, Air-Cooled, 4 Valve, Evolution 2 Cylinder, Air-Cooled, 4-Valve, Evolution
RPM at Maximum Torque 3500 rpm 4000 rpm
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Category Cruiser Cruiser
Length 2165 mm 2185 mm
Wheel Base 1495 mm 1505 mm
Seating Capacity 1 2
Seat Height 710 mm 785 mm
Dry Weight 247 kg 250 kg
Height -- 1082 mm
Ground Clearance -- 150 mm
Oil Tank Capacity -- 2.6 L
Width -- 841 mm
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Fuel & Ignition

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


Battery Voltage 12 V 12 V

Gear & Transmission

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

Wheels & Tyres

Rear Wheel Size R16 R18
Tyre Type Radial, Tubeless Radial, Tubeless
Rear Tyre 150/80 R16 150/70 R18
Front Tyre 130/90 R16 120/70 R19
Front Wheel Size R16 R19

Chassis & Suspension

Front Suspension -- Inverted Fork

Safety & Security

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

Height Adjustable Seats No No


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

Chassis & Suspension

Body Frame Material Steel Steel Steel Steel
Side Wings No No
Seat Type Single Seat Single Seat Dual Stepped Dual Stepped


Rear Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc
Front Brake Disc Disc Disc Disc