Road Tests

2016 Indian Springfield – Part 2

Living with the Springfield. Story and photos by Ray Seidel A quick recap of my first impressions of the new Indian Springfield (Part 1, May issue) – this is a work of art. Not only is it a beautiful motorcycle, the bike is loaded right out of the box with about everything you’d want. Windshield, hard bags with remote lock, highway bars front and rear, plus passenger ...

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2016 Victory Octane

By: Chip Douglas Setting: May 8th 1945, Winston Churchill takes to the microphone, with the crowd in glimmered anticipation, he speaks… “This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land. In all our long history we have never seen a greater day than this. Everyone, man or woman, has done their best.” Although the setting is quite different, I believe in context it ...

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTS THE “THE REDEEMER” CUSTOM CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE

Hollister Powersports is first to customize Indian Motorcycle’s new blacked-out badass bagger MINNEAPOLIS (May 12, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to present the “The Redeemer” built by Hollister Powersports of Hollister, Calif., utilizing the new Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse® motorcycle, a bike that is an ideal base for a custom. A bagger with an undeniable ...

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Custom Vehicle Operations: By The Book

2016 Street Glide CVO Story Koz Mraz, Photos Koz & Sherlonna Kirby Every year Harley-Davidson unveils new Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) motorcycles and we journalists wait with baited breath. These incredible bikes are all hand-built rather than line production in limited numbers at a premium price and we get to ride them. 2016 CVO’s are decked out with amazing paint, a powerful Screamin ...

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Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition

VICTORY MOTORCYCLES SET TO SHATTER SOUND BARRIER WITH NEW MAGNUM X-1 STEALTH EDITION The loudest Bagger in the industry returns in 2016 with a 200-watt 10-speaker audio system, 21” billet front wheel, custom stealth paint, LED lights and a new lower price. Minneapolis — Victory Motorcycles® announces the return of the Magnum ® X-1 – the loudest Victory Bagger ever built, designed for serious music and ...

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The 2016 Indian Springfield

THE PURE, ESSENTIAL TOURING MACHINE Simplicity and versatility are hallmarks of minimalist touring powerhouse that converts to lean urban cruiser in minutes, featuring class leading power, handling and comfort. MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding ...

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2016 Dyna Wide Glide – Throwback to the 70’s

Story and Photos: T.O.M. (This Old Man) I get it; of the 41 motorcycles in the 2016 Harley-Davidson line probably half aren’t for me.  Not supposed to be and that’s why I’ve never even sat on a Street 500 or 750.  My very first Harley-Davidson was a 1972 Harley-Aermacchi Sprint 350, a one-banger.  A Sporty was next and then a ...

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2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout Delivers American Muscle and Emergent Style

Exclusive Performance Cruiser Detailed with New Dark Flames MILWAUKEE (January 27, 2016) – Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ re-writes the factory custom style book with the introduction of the 2016 CVO™ Pro Street Breakout® motorcycle, a limited-production model that introduces a new, darker look utilizing cutting edge finishes and textures applied with an obsessive eye to design and detail. Steeped ...

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2017 Victory Octane

DELIVERING RAW ADRENALINE: THE MODERN AMERICAN MUSCLEBIKE Polaris Press Release: Every high-octane horsepower enthusiast is familiar with the muscle car formula: take a big motor, insert it into a lightweight chassis, then delete any creature comforts or other unnecessary accessories. What’s left is just what you need to go very fast, and nothing else. The all-new 2017 Victory Octane is the twowheeled expression of that concept, with a modern ...

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The Road King: Myth, Magic and Motorcycle

BY Koz Mraz For me, the Harley-Davidson FLHR aka, Road King, is an iconic motorcycle with an illustrious history. Its roots go all the way back to the first FL model. The FL was introduced to the Harley-Davidson model line in 1941. It used a 74 cu in (1,210 cc) version of the “Knucklehead” OHV engine. The modern Road King is a highly refined touring machine which ...

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