Road Tests

GUNNER – 1968 Royal Enfield Bike Project

By Charlie Giordano “With great power comes great responsibility,” was the phrase Uncle Ben told to Spider-Man when the young Peter Parker was going through teenage angst. Keep in mind, when Peter first found he had super powers, he used it for personal gain. And so it is by a stroke of good luck that a fair amount of power ...

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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson 48 Review

By Heath The Chief In the wonderful world of Harley-Davidson there are many many options to choose. If you’re a younger rider like myself there are certain bikes, styles that appeal to us. Sure, I could be into ripping down the canyon on a 1200 GX something or other draggin’ my knee trying to avoid any dirt, dogs or other idiot drivers, or I could be ...

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2015 Indian Scout: City bike – or all around cruiser?

  Story by Ray Seidel Though now made in Spirit Lake, Iowa, as most readers know, “Indian Moto cycle” was born in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Production of motorcycles continued until around the summer of 1953, though Indian did NOT (contrary to Wikipedia) go bankrupt – they were acquired by the Brits. Sales continued through several different owners through the years – mostly rebadged imports, and in fact ...

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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Special Review

By Heath “The Chief” The wind is screaming through your helmet for 500 hundred straight hours on Germany’s infamous Autobahn, at the same time you ride it for 80,000 miles and on top of that you’re riding a Porsche and it’s not like anything you have ever ridden before. Did I fail to mention you’re riding a superbike also? Well, ...

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Windscreens for the 2015 Harley-Davidson RoadGlide

Story Gary Koz Mraz and Dennis Cherewick, Photos: Mraz The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is available this year in a Standard, Special and CVO model. The feature that most distinguishes the Road Glide is of course its framemount “Shark-nose” fairing. It’s new “triple slipstream vent” system improves airflow while reducing buffeting. Side vents and a centrally located top vent in ...

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Into the Fire: The Crossfire LLS

By Gary Koz Mraz 2015 Champion/Victory Cross Country Tour Trike Three wheelers have become all the rage and come in all flavors. From reverse Trikes like the CanAm Spyder (two wheels in front and one in the rear) to traditional Trike conversion manufacturers that offer a plethora of models. Champion/Lehman alone has 24 different Trike kits available. Now, they have ...

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The Slingshot

By CD In the December issue, I teased you with a pic or two of Polaris’ latest creation, and with a few words, like “It is kick-ass fun with a small price tag. It’s not a car, not a bike but something in between…” Well I wasn’t doing the usual media thing like “Asteroid headed for Earth! News at eleven!” ...

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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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The 2014 Triumph T-100

Story: Heath “The Chief”, Bike Photos: Heath “The Chief” riding shot “Christina Cofran” “Here he comes, he’s really moving along, ladies and gentlemen we might just have a new land speed record here at Bonneville, YES, he has done it, a new land speed record, set right here before your very eyes and ears people.” – As the announcer tells ...

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Rolling Street Art: Victory 2015 Magnum

By Gary Mraz The new 2015 Victory Magnum looks fully custom right off the showroom floor. Taking advantage of the big-wheel bagger craze, the Magnum is riding on a 21-inch front wheel boasting the largest rim on any production bagger. This bike actually looks like it was designed ground-up for a 21” rim. The curvature of the cowling and front ...

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