Harley-Davidson has launched the new Forty-Eight Special and 2019 Street Glide Special in India at ex-showroom Delhi price tags of INR 10.98 lakh and INR 30.53 lakh respectively. The 2019 Street Glide Special has arrived at the same price tag as the previous model that was sold in the country while the Forty-Eight Special is approximately INR 40,000 more expensive than the standard version.
The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special was the highlight of the launch. With the introduction of the Forty-Eight Special, Harley-Davidson India’s product portfolio has extended to 17 models.
Speaking about the motorcycle, Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India said:
Harley-Davidson was one of the earliest entrants in the premium motorcycle category in India. Completing 10 years in India is just the beginning as we remain the cruiser of choice for many riders. With the all-new Forty-Eight Special, Harley-Davidson India takes its motorcycle line up to 17 Models.
The Forty-Eight Special differentiates from the standard model with features such as Tallboy handlebar, graphics and badge on the peanut fuel tank that is inspired from the 70s, and split 9-spoke cast aluminium wheels. The motorcycle features an emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster. Mechanical specifications, however, remain unchanged and the Forty Eight Special uses a 1,202cc, V-twin cylinder, air-cooled Evolution engine that delivers 98.9 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. Dual-piston callipers on both wheels perform the anchoring tasks.
The 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special features Boom Box GTS infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, 6.5-inch touchscreen screen for GPS navigation and control various music and call related functions of the connected smartphone, and onboard speakers to play AM, FM and music. It also supports SD card, flash drive and MP3 - via USB connection and features voice recognition for phone and media functions.
Engine details include a 1,868cc V-Twin Milwaukee-Eight motor that delivers 165.4 Nm of peak torque that kicks in at as low as 3,000 revs. Stopping power comes from 4-piston fixed front and rear callipers.
In more updates, it is the 10th year of Harley-Davidson in India and the brand has had a great run in the market. The American cruiser brand claims that one out of every two big bikes sold is a Harley-Davidson. The company would inaugurate two new dealerships soon that would take the count to 33 dealers with the 3S facility.