Road Tests

ROAD TEST: 2020 Zero SR/F electric motorcycle

By Koz Mraz What if you were the fastest thing on the road, 140 lb-ft of torque and 110 horsepower, 0 to 60 in three seconds, faster than many supercars. What if even at 80 mph you could pass cars on the freeway in a blink of an eye. What if you weren’t constantly up-and-downshifting in the mountains, had immediate ...

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1,000 Mile Test Ride

By TJ & Stephanie Thompson Industrial grey. Blacked-out. 2019 Road Glide Special. Premium features. Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine. Stage II Screamin’ Eagle torque cam. 1,000 mile service. One long, cold 24-hour ride. We could hear the clock ticking as we filled up the gas tank and gathered our witness signatures for the start of our next adventure; the Iron Butt ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Yamaha Star Eluder Review

Get Your Kicks on Route 62 By Koz Mraz In the dark battle of blacked out low profile street fighting motorcycles the Yamaha Star Eluder is a force to be reckoned with.  Whether you’re eluding the police or angry ex-wives this stealthy rocket ship may just be the hot ticket. This “Big, Black Bagger Class” takes a full size tourer, ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Review

By Koz Mraz This motorcycle is a rodeo of fun for any cowboy or cowgirl. Low slung, muscular and dressed in Metallic Spark Black, the Vaquero will challenge any outlaw bagger to a gunfight. (BUCKAROO: Derived from the word “Vaquero”; in Spanish, the letters B and V are both pronounced “B”) At a price point of $16,799 MSRP the fixed-fairing Vaquero ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide 117 Review

By Gary Mraz Photos by Mike Cupp In 1979 the “Tour Glide,” Harley-Davidson’s first fixed-fairing motorcycle was introduced with only nineteen made that year. The following year Harley produced 4,480 of these bikes.  In 1998 the Tour Glide became the FLTR Road Glide, using the same frame and motor assembly as the Electra Glide but with a completely redesigned “Shark Nose” fairing.  Aerodynamically refined in 2016, ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Indian Chieftain Limited

By Ray Seidel When I picked up the 2019 Indian Limited, I could hardly get past the beauty of the sparkly red paint. Pictures in this magazine will not do it justice; you’ll have to see it in person to get the full appreciation. This got a lot of attention from people at the local watering hole, beyond what it ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide 117ci Review

The CVO moniker is the pinnacle of all things Harley-Davidson. Custom Vehicle Operations pulls out all the stops once a year and a few select models get the star treatment. The Street Glide is one of the Motor Company’s top sellers and the 2019 CVO rolls out with all the bells and whistles, topped off with a ferocious Milwaukee-Eight 117ci ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 H-D Sport Glide

The Sport Glide Softail allows you to cruise the backroads or hit the highway in style. The small batwing fairing comes with a 1.5-inch-high windshield that’s aerodynamically designed to deflect wind from the rider’s chest.

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special Review

Donning a “Skratch” signature Bell helmet, Ray-Bans, sleeveless flannel and cuffed denims over my MotoBailey motorcycle shoes, I stripped 25 years off my age as I mounted the Sportster Forty-Eight Special-- named after the year Harley-Davidson introduced the small peanut tank.

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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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