2016 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight XL1200X

SOLD FOR: $5,885

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on May 4, 2023

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2016 Harley-Davidson XL1200X. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Harley-Davidson first introduced the Forty-Eight XL1200X in 2010 as a counterpart to its ever-enduring Sportster. At the time, the Motor Company described it as having “Heavy-hitting fat tire style with an iconic peanut tank and bulldog stance.”

In 2016, Harley updated the XL1200X with larger 49mm forks up front and a fully-adjustable shock at the rear. What’s more, the rake was tucked by 1.3 degrees and the lean angle was made to be a consistent 27.1 degrees right to left. So, even despite the bike’s low-slung 28-inch seat height, such changes gave it a much sportier riding feel.

For its power plant, the XL1200X incorporated Harley’s tried and true Evolution motor, an air-cooled 1,202cc V-twin good for a thumping 71lb-ft of torque and a characteristically roaring exhaust note.

As VisorDown found in its review: “Like the Street 750, the Forty-Eight will lean over enough to let you enjoy changing direction but ground easily enough to flatter your riding… making it one of the more corner-friendly machines in the range.”

This example is VIN: 1HD1LC316GC429457. The seller acquired the bike six years ago from Lakeshore Harley-Davidson in Libertyville, Illinois.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 1,299 miles.

The seller reports that the “last fluid change was about a year ago. If the bike will be ridden, a fluid change is recommended.”

He adds that “the buyer should expect to perform some work to make the motorcycle street legal. In particular brake lights, mirrors and indicator lights are missing.”

Wire spoked wheels, custom matte black paint.

LED headlight.

Shortshots Stagg exhaust.

Screamin’ Eagle air intake.

Ape hanger handlebars.

Aftermarket seat.

Raised tank.

Roland Sands Design gas cap.

Aftermarket grips.

Custom-trimmed front fender.

Custom-cut subframe.

Not pictured is a Screamin’ Eagle Pro EFI Super Tuner.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Shinko E-270 tires with date codes of 5116 and 0117.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“Dent on left side of the tank from shipping”

“Oxidation on wheels and other surfaces from being stored in a damp garage.”

Currently located in Orinda, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Harley-Davidson is offered on a clean Illinois title with registration that expired in August 2022.

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: v*****g

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $5,885 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
v*****g May 11, 2023 2:49 pm PDT $2,100
t*******c May 11, 2023 2:49 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
t*******c May 11, 2023 6:36 am PDT $1,900 Auto
g******1 May 11, 2023 6:36 am PDT $1,800
t*******c May 9, 2023 6:52 pm PDT $1,700 Auto
g******1 May 9, 2023 6:52 pm PDT $1,600
t*******c May 9, 2023 5:42 pm PDT $1,395 Auto
g******1 May 9, 2023 5:42 pm PDT $1,295
t*******c May 9, 2023 5:42 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
g******1 May 9, 2023 5:42 pm PDT $1,000
t*******c May 9, 2023 2:39 pm PDT $600 Auto
g******1 May 9, 2023 2:39 pm PDT $500
t*******c May 9, 2023 2:39 pm PDT $300 Auto
g******1 May 9, 2023 2:39 pm PDT $200
t*******c May 6, 2023 3:09 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 4, 2023 8:43 am PDT
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