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 Glide Reborn: 2015 Road Glide Standard

Story and Photos: Gary Koz Mraz Ode to Road Glide: Introduced in 1979 as the Harley-Davidson Tour Glide, this infamous shark nosed motorcycle officially transformed into the “Road Glide” in 1998. Harley’s only frame-mounted faring motorcycle stirred mixed emotions. As the bagger craze exploded, the Road Glide became the custom bagger of choice and remains so to this day. Mothballed ...

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Celebrity riders take the “PATH Home”

By Gary Koz Mraz In 2010, Quick Throttle featured actress Katee Sackhoff in our “Women Who Ride.” Later that year Sackhoff and motorcycle riding compadre, Tricia Helfer motorcycled from L.A. to Louisiana to raise funds for the Gulf Restoration Network. Check out their movie “The LA LA Ride” at www.actingoutlaws.tv Katee and Tricia met on the set of Battlestar Galactica ...

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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Review

Story: Gary Mraz AKA The Triking Viking, Photos: Ron Sinoy, Mraz Reading trike reviews by motojourno brethren often irk me. They, as most, find the need to compare and contrast bikes and trikes, finally conceding that it’s a totally different riding experience. No kidding! I’ll read how trikes are for the “injured or the meek, for those unable or unwilling ...

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Route 66: The Road, The Romance, The Reality – Part 2

Wigwam Motel to the Nipton Hotel: In part 2, we visit Route 66 museums and ride the Mother Road through the Mojave Desert Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Mraz and Ian Parker A night in a Wigwam Teepee is like an Apollo space capsule ride; tight quarters but a once in a lifetime experience. The Wigwam came back to life ...

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2014 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD: Light Touring

Story: Gary Koz Mraz  Photos: Ron Sinoy The Triumph Thunderbird is -Triumphant. Don’t get me wrong I love those little Bonneville’s and the gargantuan 2300cc Rocket III but the 1700cc Thunderbird sits perfectly middle of the road, where most of us cruiser types want to be.  Released in 2009 the Thunderbird is comfortable, powerful, responsive and elegant in design. The ...

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2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400 – Say Hello to the Twins!

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Californians love big twins; in fact we spend an enormous amount of money making big twins bigger. Not satisfied with the original size of jugs, we want ‘em pumped up, and we’re not the only ones obsessed with the twins. The British have been expanding their Parallel-Twins for decades and the Italian’s have ...

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Spirits Awakened: 2014 Indian Chieftain Tour

2014 Indian Chieftain Tour

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Exhumed from the catacombs of American history once again, Indian Motorcycles lives. When the purchase of America’s first Motorcycle Company was announced by Polaris (manufacturer of Victory Motorcycles) the faithful waited with baited breath as the rumors flew. Would Victory, like others, assemble together parts and pieces and build the “Vindian?” That proved ...

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ROAD TEST: 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited CVO Review – Mounting Rushmore

Story Koz Mraz • Photos Ron Sinoy I had the opportunity to “mount” Rushmore, Project Rushmore that is. The 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited CVO Project Rushmore is replete with the notoriously muscular and warm, 110 c.i. engine. The perfect ride to test the benefits of Harley’s new twin cooled engine – a real benefit here in Southern California (and certainly in the Southwest!) Cruising ...

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IDLE-A-WHILE: in Idyllwild – 2013 CVO Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy/Mraz Over 22 million humans tread the hallowed ground we call Southern California. And get this, the California tourism website touts that we were the destination for 208.6 million person-trips in 2011 *. It’s why the freeways are always crowded. *A person-trip is defined as a visitor trip made to a specific location and does not tally ...

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2013 Victory Hi-Ball: 4 Parts Whiskey, 1 Part Fun

Editor’s Note: According to my Madmen 60‘s cocktail app, a High Ball is an old school drink combining an alcohol and a mixer, and includes classics like the Greyhound, Seven and Seven, and the Moscow Mule. This Editor and his magazine do not endorse mixing alcohol and riding. We just wanted an excuse to talk about Madmen… CD By Gary ...

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