I won a '12 Forty Eight so I know it pretty well. (I won it and then lost it as my daughter took it over.) And I did ride the 72 at our dealer show too. I like it, made an offer but we did not agree and I passed on buying another Sporty. Both bikes are OK, I do consider the 48 the better of the two. It handles solid, runs like a speed champ and it's down right fun to roll. The 72 is a little over the top with the 70's wanna-be look, but it's cool in its own way. What I dislike about both- the peanut tank. My fuel light comes on at 60 miles, will stall out of fuel at about 85 miles. I consider the tank a real problem. Yeah, a bigger tank can be fitted but that takes something away from the look of the 2 bikes. Enjoy what you buy.
Mine: Road King Classic, Street Bob, Forty Eight
Ride with an attitude