Road Tests

Indian Motorcycle 2016

By MD After setting a blistering pace bringing six all new models to market over the past two years, Indian for 2016 is a year of refinement, improvement and adjustment. Indian has increased its efforts to give the American V-Twin rider clearer choices and more options in what we see as a more focused line-up with greater price flexibility. Added to a wider ...

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON LINEUP GETS DARKER AND MORE POWERFUL FOR 2016

Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S Series Cruisers with Twin Cam 110s and Road Glide Ultra Lead New Models MILWAUKEE (Aug. 23, 2015) – Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson’s powerful new model lineup for 2016. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights ...

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He Rode Upon a DARK HORSE…

By CD When I first heard about Indian Motorcycle’s latest release, the 2016 Dark Horse, I was reminded of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In motorcycling, it’s good to come up with badass names for stuff, and I thought this was another (originally coined though by a previous iteration of Indian, circa 2009). But the horse in Revelations was ...

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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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