The H-D XL1200X 48
Not every client comes in with a perfect canvas to begin a custom build. But for our most recent build, a Forty-Eight™ rolled in and looked like it just rolled off the dealership floor.
The sled is an urban brawler that drips attitude from every element; from the fat, balloon tires to the all-steel peanut tank to the solo seat. Like I said to the client, “It’s good but it’s not custom.”
“I consulted with the client to determine his desires, riding style and his plans with the bike over the next couple of years. Based on his feed back, I designed a custom bike that is uniquely suited to his needs.”
Key Features on the 48
- Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
- Rubber-mounted powertrain to reduce vibration
- 5-speed Transmission
- Chrome, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
- Forward foot controls
- Classic Peanut Fuel Tank
The build is simple. Take the engine, wheels and electronics and throw everything else up on eBay.
After we agreed on the design, time-frame and budget, it was off to one of the premiere Sportster accessories suppliers in America. Heading to LED SLED