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

ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Review

By : Koz Mraz and Christina Fior Glamorous camping comes in a variety of flavors, from cabins and Airstreams to yurts and covered wagons. And motorcycling generally means you’ll need everything when you get there. A couple has very limited storage on a bike and why she needs all of it, I don’t debate. Alas, glamping and Thousand Trails Idyllwild ...

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Motorcycling the Himalayas, Part 3

Push For Everest By Koz Mraz We had just been denied entry to Tibet at the Chinese border-crossing after traveling hundreds of miles through the most difficult and challenging terrain I’ve ever ridden. The thought of riding that again was excruciating. And what was the reason the Chinese turned us away? It was their lunch time. The Chinese officially-designated lunch ...

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Motorcycling the Himalayas, Part 2

Riding the Ragged Edge By Koz Mraz • Photos by Koz Mraz and Jack Callander MOUNTAIN “I say without hesitation, that motorcyclists love the mountain. It is where we dance. We freely fall into gravity’s demanding arms, then with a twist of the throttle are thrust into the next delicious curve. A graceful ballet of endless pirouettes lifting the spirit as ...

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Motorcycling the Himalayas, Part 1

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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