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: 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

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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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special Review

Flight of the Screamin' Eagle

2017 Laguna Orange Street Glide Special 107ci with Screamin’ Eagle Performance upgrades By Koz Mraz Screamin’ Eagle was originally a line in the HD catalog offering hard-parts, chrome dash, chain guards etc.  In 1999 Harley-Davidson offered a deluxe version of the FXDWG Wide Glide to the public.  Their first factory custom was specially outfitted with factory installed Screamin’ Eagle parts ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Review

Story and Photos by Koz Mraz 2017 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler is the epitome of triking fun.  The Fat Bob style front fender and pair of Bobtail rear fenders married with the cast aluminum Enforcer wheels give the Freewheeler a sleek custom look. The headlight nacelle slims down the front end while a pair of dual chrome mufflers with slash-down tips peeks ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Review

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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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide Review

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 Koz 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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ROAD TEST: 2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition Review

In 1947 the Bell X-1 was the world’s first airplane to break the sound barrier. Piloted by Chuck Yeager, this icon of mankind’s need-for-speed hangs forever frozen at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Victory, in honor, named their new Magnum, “The X-1 Stealth” claiming the “Loudest Victory Bagger” ever built. Designed for serious music and motorcycle fans, Victory drops the sonic bomb with a ...

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Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run

Forward: My name is Koz Mraz, I’m a moto-journalist writing a story about the eight million Americans who work the graveyard shift. I was intrigued by these night shifters and graveyard tanker yankers. Where do midnight riders eat and sleep while traversing the dark tarmac at witching hour. This story is about Truckers, men and women delivering precious cargo. And ...

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