Southwest Stories

2017 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Roam Sweet Roam Story BY Gary Koz Mraz Photos by Mraz and Sherlonna Kirby Since 1965 the Electra Glide has been the essential American touring motorcycle. Refining the machine and the riders experience has been Harley-Davidson’s number one mission. Well for 2017, mission accomplished. With the passing power of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, all new front and rear suspension, ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2016

“The Rocky Point Rally” celebrated its “sweet sixteen” Story and Photos by Perry and Traci We headed out to Mexico on Thursday, about 4pm. We hit a little traffic getting through Phoenix, but smooth the rest of the way. It was a Beautiful chilly night ride and we wished we had worn our chaps! When we got to the border ...

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2017 Polaris Slingshot SLR

Pure FUN, at any cost By CD Your practical side says, “So little storage room, limited protection in a crash, why is there just one tire in back? It’s the answer to a question that nobody asked. Oh and it’s $29,000?!” But then you squeeze into the thing, you fire it up and it’s satisfying…You put it in gear and ...

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The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, Poland, Unveils One of its Rarest & Most Unique Exhibits

ON OCTOBER 21ST, THE WORLD-RENOWNED US RESTAURANT WILL ADD A CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE TO ITS COLLECTION OF ROCK AND ROLL ARTIFACTS. The Cafe Racer, developed by Polish custom bike company Game Over Cycles (GOC), will show just what happens when the motorcycle world and the music world collide. Known for their groundbreaking ideas, the GOC crew started out with ...

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Cannonball Run 2016

Story by Ray Seidel Sept 10-25, 2016. 3,133 miles from Atlantic City NJ to Carlsbad CA on 93 100+ year old motorcycles ridden by riders from 8 countries. Now after three successful events, the Cannonball has become an American institution, bringing in riders, and collectors from all over the world. Restorations have taken on a new meaning as skilled engine ...

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2017 CVO Street Glide

114 Cubes of Pure Rock and Roll Story: Gary Koz Mraz, Photography: Riles & Nelson The baddest bike on the Harley-Davidson block is without doubt the 2017 Custom Vehicle Operation (CVO) Street Glide. The 1868cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 is the undeniable rock star of the new three-engine Milwaukee-Eight lineup. Producing a claimed 124 ft. /lbs. of torque at just 3250 rpm, ...

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YOUR SHIP HAS COME IN: 2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING MOTORCYCLES

By Gary Mraz You’ve heard the saying, “When my ship comes in” referring to when your dreams come true; well, it just happened. You now have every reason to make that dream a reality … no excuses. If you own a Harley, it might be time to upgrade, if you don’t, well maybe it’s time you did. The new 2017 ...

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Harley & the Davidsons

Story by Ray Seidel, Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel “Living by your own rules” 1903. We all know that date – the year Harley-Davidson was born, and the year this story begins in this three two-hour miniseries. Keeping in mind this is a docudrama, NOT a documentary, this is an exciting ride through the first three decades of American motorcycling. ...

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Sturgis 2016

“If you don’t have fun it’s your own damn fault” Story by Geri Cidot; Photos-GC & as noted* That was the message another solo female rider I met at Sturgis received in response to her text to a friend the morning after arriving. When the surrealism of being at this huge event alone was overwhelming, she starting crying at breakfast. ...

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Sturgis ’16

More Than Bikers, Babes and Beer Story by Ray Seidel, photos by Ray Seidel and courtesy of the Buffalo Chip INTRODUCTION Well, I’ve never been to Sturgis and wanted to find out what it’s all about, so this year I made the trip. Of course I’ve seen bits here and there on TV, but I was in for a big ...

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