|Location:||Harley-Davidson of Fresno|
The 1200 Nightster was the first Sportster model in Harley’s Dark Custom series. Building upon the Iron’s success, the new-for-2010 Forty-Eight features a hunkered-down stance, bobbed fenders, blacked-out engine and components, forward-mounted foot controls and a name paying homage to the year The Motor Company introduced its iconic “peanut”-style fuel tank.A higher level of performance is provided by the Forty-Eight’s air-cooled, 1200cc V-Twin, which produces 61 horsepower and 66 foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheel; that’s 15 ponies and 15 ft.-lb. more than that of the smaller-displacement Iron. Power is plentiful right off idle with a broad spread of torque carried out to its 6000-rpm rev limit. The engine’s electronic sequential-port fuel injection is well-sorted, providing mindless cold starts and smooth response throughout the rev range. Gear changes climbing through the five-speed box are a light-effort snick-and-click affair.