Road Tests

2015 Indian Scout: City bike – or all around cruiser?

  Story by Ray Seidel Though now made in Spirit Lake, Iowa, as most readers know, “Indian Moto cycle” was born in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Production of motorcycles continued until around the summer of 1953, though Indian did NOT (contrary to Wikipedia) go bankrupt – they were acquired by the Brits. Sales continued through several different owners through the years – mostly rebadged imports, and in fact ...

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The 2015 V-Rod Special

By Heath “The Chief” The wind is screaming through your helmet for 500 hundred straight hours on Germany’s infamous Autobahn, at the same time you ride it for 80,000 miles and on top of that you’re riding a Porsche and it’s not like anything you have ever ridden before. Did I fail to mention you’re riding a superbike also? Well, ...

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Windscreens for the 2015 Harley-Davidson RoadGlide

Story Gary Koz Mraz and Dennis Cherewick, Photos: Mraz The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is available this year in a Standard, Special and CVO model. The feature that most distinguishes the Road Glide is of course its framemount “Shark-nose” fairing. It’s new “triple slipstream vent” system improves airflow while reducing buffeting. Side vents and a centrally located top vent in ...

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Into the Fire: The Crossfire LLS

By Gary Koz Mraz 2015 Champion/Victory Cross Country Tour Trike Three wheelers have become all the rage and come in all flavors. From reverse Trikes like the CanAm Spyder (two wheels in front and one in the rear) to traditional Trike conversion manufacturers that offer a plethora of models. Champion/Lehman alone has 24 different Trike kits available. Now, they have ...

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The Slingshot

By CD In the December issue, I teased you with a pic or two of Polaris’ latest creation, and with a few words, like “It is kick-ass fun with a small price tag. It’s not a car, not a bike but something in between…” Well I wasn’t doing the usual media thing like “Asteroid headed for Earth! News at eleven!” ...

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Road Glide Reborn: 2015 Road Glide Standard

Story and Photos: Gary Koz Mraz Ode to Road Glide: Introduced in 1979 as the Harley-Davidson Tour Glide, this infamous shark nosed motorcycle officially transformed into the “Road Glide” in 1998. Harley’s only frame-mounted faring motorcycle stirred mixed emotions. As the bagger craze exploded, the Road Glide became the custom bagger of choice and remains so to this day. Mothballed ...

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The 2014 Triumph T-100

Story: Heath “The Chief”, Bike Photos: Heath “The Chief” riding shot “Christina Cofran” “Here he comes, he’s really moving along, ladies and gentlemen we might just have a new land speed record here at Bonneville, YES, he has done it, a new land speed record, set right here before your very eyes and ears people.” – As the announcer tells ...

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Rolling Street Art: Victory 2015 Magnum

By Gary Mraz The new 2015 Victory Magnum looks fully custom right off the showroom floor. Taking advantage of the big-wheel bagger craze, the Magnum is riding on a 21-inch front wheel boasting the largest rim on any production bagger. This bike actually looks like it was designed ground-up for a 21” rim. The curvature of the cowling and front ...

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The 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

Story: Gary Mraz AKA The Triking Viking, Photos: Ron Sinoy, Mraz Reading trike reviews by motojourno brethren often irk me. They, as most, find the need to compare and contrast bikes and trikes, finally conceding that it’s a totally different riding experience. No kidding! I’ll read how trikes are for the “injured or the meek, for those unable or unwilling ...

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Victory 2015 Line-Up

Not the Usual Suspects By Gary Mraz You gotta admit, Victory’s parent company can make s*!t happen fast. This is not a lets- wait-and-see corporate mentality and the new 2015 Magnum is evidence. Taking advantage of the big-wheel bagger craze the Magnum is riding on a 21-inch front wheel, it boasts the largest rim on any production bagger. It’slammed back-end ...

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