As we expected, Harley-Davidson is expanding its Sportster lineup with the introduction of the new Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special. The two models join the Forty-Eight, 1200 Custom and Roadster in using Harley-Davidson’s 1202cc Evolution V-Twin Sportsterengine.
2018 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special draw inspiration from the custom-bike scene with mini-ape bars and ’70s-inspired fuel tank graphics.
“Since its inception, the Sportster has offered the perfect combination of size, power and character that makes it appealing to so many different riders,” says Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson V.P. of Styling & Design. “A Sportster is a relatively easy bike to strip down and reinvent. What we’ve done to create the new Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special is what Sportster owners have been doing with their own bikes for generations.”
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