Road Tests

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  Last year’s bulbous 5.0 gallon fuel tank has been replaced by a smaller 3.5 gallon tank making the Breakout “THE” sexy bar ...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

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 Polaris Slingshot SLR Review

Pure FUN, at any cost By CD Your practical side says, “So little storage room, limited protection in a crash, why is there just one tire in back? It’s the answer to a question that nobody asked. Oh and it’s $29,000?!” But then you squeeze into the thing, you fire it up and it’s satisfying…You put it in gear and ...

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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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