Author Archives: Koz Mraz

Koz Mraz has published over 200 tour stories and articles for Quick Throttle Magazine, Baggers Magazine, American Iron, Cruiser and Bikernet. His book, Piers of the West Coast, explores piers from Mexico to Canada. In Motorcycle Mysteries, Koz travels to fascinating and unique destinations. His popular Tales of the Midnight Rider series: Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run, Thundertaker, Hoka Hey and Neptune’s Net are available on AMAZON. “I’ve spent much of my life exploring the roads less traveled. Whether journeys are well planned or impromptu it’s always the unexpected that casts the spell of adventure.” Koz Mraz

Motorcycling the Himalayas:

A Trip Through Time on Royal Enfields – Part 1 By Koz Mraz. Photos by Himalayan Roadrunners I am preparing for a motorcycle trip to the Himalayas in year 2075. Riding Royal Enfields at altitudes up to eighteen thousand feet I’ll need to be physically, mentally and psychologically prepared. What will I bring? How will I travel, where will I ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Review

By Koz Mraz. Photos by Christina Fior The Triumph Bonneville Bobber is the most successful new model launch in Triumph’s 115-year history, with more customers taking delivery of the Bobber in the first 30 days than any previous Triumph motorcycle. A ’Bobber,’ originally called a ‘bob-job’ from the 1930s through 1990s,  typically involved stripping excess bodywork from a motorcycle; removing ...

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Motorcycling Mayan Mysteries: Ek Balam to Rio Secreto

By Koz Mraz. Photos by Koz & Christina (The Boss) The Yucatan peninsula is well known for its party life in Cancun, the Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches and incredible resorts. I’ve ridden Harleys in Asia, Europe, Jamaica and Bali, so why not here?  The upside is: the toll roads are amazing, secondary roads pretty well maintained and generally the drivers ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Review

By Koz Mraz. Photos by Brian Nelson Yea, you’ve heard all about the brand new Harley-Davidson Softail line, lighter weight, bigger motors, and better suspension all married to brand new frames.  It’s all true and don’t get me wrong, that’s great but really, I just wanted a cool vintage looking motorcycle.  With all H-D’s newfangled technology they must know that nostalgia ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Review

Remaking an American Icon By Koz Mraz • Photos by Brian Nelson You can’t say the word “Fat Boy” without also referencing one of the most iconic action movies ever made and it’s no coincidence that the Fat Boy has become one of the Motor Company’s most popular models. Harley-Davidson even acquired the original 1990 Fat Boy FLSTF that was ...

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2017 Super Hooligan Moto Beach Classic

Words and Photos: Koz Mraz, Joe Hitzelberger, Mike Cupp Click here to see the photos in our 2017 photo gallery The team at Roland Sands Design pulled off the ultimate beachfront moto event at Bolsa Chica State Beach.  The goal of RSD Events is based on bringing racing to the people and growing the sport. Dubbed The Super Hooligan Moto Beach Classic, ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout Review

Story: Koz Mraz Photos: Brian J. Nelson and Mraz A  meaty 240mm-wide 18-inch rear tire, tall 21-inch front tire and 34 degree rake make this long, low thoroughly modern 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout a renegade in the two-wheeled world.  Last year’s bulbous 5.0 gallon fuel tank has been replaced by a smaller 3.5 gallon tank making the Breakout “THE” sexy bar ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide Ultra Limited CVO Review

Ziplining Wrightwood BoomerVentures: Koz and Christina Every year Harley-Davidson unveils their Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycle line-up. These incredible CVO’s are manufactured in limited numbers at a premium price.  This 115th anniversary special edition Electra-Glide Ultra Limited CVO was #2 of 1200.  Decked out with amazing paint and Harley-Davidson’s most powerful engine to date, it is adorned with every bell and ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob Review

By Koz Mraz Photos by  Brian J. Nelson The Dyna is discontinued, the V-Rod dissolved, while the new Softails are completely revamped. I am sure you’ve read all the scuttlebutt on blogs regarding the new Harley-Davidson 2018 line-up. Good, bad or indifferent, everybody’s got an opinion, but not everyone has ridden these new Softails – not yet anyway. Quick Throttle ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Review – love it or leave it!

2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Standard Story and Photos by Koz Mraz The Road Glide, one of Harley’s most controversial motorcycles was introduced as the “Tour Glide’’’ in the 1979 with only 19 FLT’s produced that year. Different than any H-D models before, in that it had a fixed fairing that was attached to the frame and did not move with ...

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