I just purchased a 48 special about 3 months ago. It is a beautiful looking bike but has multiple drivability problems. I have been driving bikes for over 50 years all english bikes. This hd 48 has significant drivability problems. First of all it drives and rides like a truck. If you hit a pot hole it damn near causes you to leave control of the bike. If you drive in the city it chugs the whole time. You of course have to down shift but this gives one the experience of the engine rattling all over the place. The trootle response on the fuel injection is anything but smooth. This bike is fine on the open road where you can open the trottle more than usual. Once you are oprating the bike above 40 mph you are fine. This bike is a disgrace for harley davidson. Don't waste your money.