Road Tests

Big Bear Choppers: Don’t Scare the Big Bear

By Koz Mraz, Pics by Koz and Art Hall Big Bear Chopper is still standing on all fours. Despite the economic wash out that’s devastated the custom motorcycle industry, Kevin and Mona Alsop have taken advantage of a slow market to improve operational efficiency. They have always built their business from the ground up. Since the inception of their “build ...

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Testing the New Champion Trike

By Koz Mraz My first set of wheels was a trike and I remember that Christmas morning well. The smell of pine, piles of packages and there she was, my metal flake blue road to freedom. I took her down a flight of stairs within an hour. Once I out grew 3 wheels I never looked back, until now. Pacific ...

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Road Test: Unleashing the Pitbull

By CD OK, I promise that’s the last cheesy canine reference I’ll make. Well I’ll try at least. You see I’m pretty darn happy with my 2005 Big Dog Chopper, and throwing a leg over that one and firing it up, still makes me wanna growl a little, or make guttural, primal Tim-the-Tool Man sounds when running it through the ...

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Raider Takes No Prisoners

BY RANDY TWELLS WITH PHOTO ASSIST FROM YAMAHA’S KIM KNUPP TECHNICAL CONSULTATION BY ALL PRO CYCLE & OFFROAD, GLOBE, AZ Bike detail photos at Yamaha of Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Cypress, CA — Well there I was at the Yamaha Press Event November 15th at Yamaha’s USA headquarters. Yamaha introduced their new 2008 race team doing high flying stunts, a ...

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Road Test: Harley’s Dyna Wide Glide

By Art Hall Last month I go to bring home a 2008 FXDWG (Dyna Wide Glide) Anniversary Edition compliments of the Harley demo fleet warehouse. At first glance one is impressed with the good looks of the balance between chrome and paint. Harley has come a long way with the fit and finish criteria, and it shows on this bike. ...

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2008 Big Dog

With two chopper-style bikes and three pro-street models – including the completely redesigned Pitbull and all-new Mutt WICHITA, Kansas (September 5, 2007) – Big Dog Motorcycles, the world’s largest manufacturer of custom bikes, jump-started the custom motorcycle niche nearly 15 years ago, and, with each model year, new benchmarks are set in terms of style, technology, and riding comfort. For ...

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Road Test: Big Bear Chopper

It’s been a long winter. No really. Lots of people say that, but, more snowstorms have battered Colorado and have left an inch of snow on the ground, in the Denver Metro area, continuously, for the longest amount of time since, like, 1908. Believe me, for anybody who likes motorcycles, more specifically, the act of riding their motorcycle, these past ...

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