Harley Davidson has launched Forty-Eight Special roadster and Street Glide Special touring motorcycle in India. They were showcased in the global markets last year.
HD has launched two new motorcycles for the Indian market, out of the 100 models which it plans to launch in the next 5 years. Forty-Eight Special and Street Glide Special have made their way in India.
Both the motorcycles were showcased in the foreign markets last year. While the Forty-Eight is a cruiser-roadster/power cruiser, the Street Glide is a premium touring motorcycle.
The roadster is priced at Rs 10.98 lakhs and the touring motorcycle goes for Rs 30.53 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Both the bikes are also available in the regular variants.
Harley Davidson Forty Eight Special gets a blacked out engine, a redesigned tallboy handlebar, shortened exhaust tips and chrome shields. Other styling bits are the same on the standard variant of this bike.
On the other hand, Street Glide Special gets a completely blacked out body, against the standard variant. The saddle bags have been stretched out and the suspension is also revised.
the Forty-Eight Special is powered by a 1202cc twin-cylinder air-cooled engine, that delivers 60 BHP and 90 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Harley Davidson Street Glide Special uses a bigger 1868cc Milwaukee-Eight engine, that delivers 114 BHP and 163 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Features on the touring motorcycle include an updated touchscreen instrument console, updated music system, Bluetooth integration, voice recognition, GPS Navigation and much more.
For competition, the Forty-Eight Special goes against the likes of Indian Scout Bobber and Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The Street Glide Special goes against Indian Chieftain Dark Horse and BMW K1600 GLT.