Road Tests

ROAD TEST: 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe

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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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  Last year’s bulbous 5.0 gallon fuel tank has been replaced by a smaller 3.5 gallon tank making the Breakout “THE” sexy bar ...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 Indian Roadmaster Classic Review

The perfect marriage of beauty and function Story by Ray Seidel Last year we tested Indian’s cruiser bike, the Springfield; this year we’ve moved up to their touring bike, the Roadmaster Classic. Both Indian Chiefs are very much alike, but if you’re into the longer trips, the Classic may be more to your liking. Both bikes have 1940’s styling, but ...

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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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ROAD TEST: Flight of the Screamin’ Eagle Street Glide 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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