Tag Archives: Road Test

ROAD TEST: 2020 Indian Challenger

Reviewed by Ray Seidel I will now double-down on that statement. Not only is it the Indian we’ve been waiting for, I will go so far as to say this is the motorcycle we’d being seeing today even if the original factory of the fifties hadn’t closed down. Throughout the history of motorcycles (and automobiles as well), you can tell ...

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July-August 2020 Quick Throttle Magazine

The latest issue of Quick Throttle Magazine is another packed double-issue with two road tests, the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite and the 2020 Indian Challenger.With many businesses closed due to the pandemic, we take a look at our community and hear from artist Moto Marc on his QT cover painting titled “Legends of Ghost Riders.” In honor of Veterans, check ...

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ROAD TEST: 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite

The bike for that long trip Story by Ray Seidel The Indian Roadmaster Elite is at the top of the food chain for Indian Motorcycle; and since it is their TOURING bike, rather than take it out for day rides from time to time for a review, I figured let’s actually USE it as a touring bike for a number ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Indian FTR 1200 S Review

By Ray Seidel Indian’s Flat Track Racer for us mere mortals is nothing like what I expected. In years past, in the early 20th century, fully one half of Indians sales were because of its wins on the race track against Harley-Davidson. Today, we all know Indian has been killing the competition on the race track for the last couple ...

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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 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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ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Review

There’s been much web banter about this new bike and I agree that it’s the modern incarnation of the retired VRSC V-Rod. Like the V-Rod, the FXDR has a raked-out front end, a lower cowl attached to the frame’s down tubes and a wide 240mm rear tire on a solid-disc rear wheel. Most notably, it has the V-Rod clamshell riding position, using forward foot controls with drag bars. The rear wheel is the same 18” / 240mm fat-tire as the Breakout, plus the oval LED headlight is borrowed from the Breakout. The tiny LED speedo is from the Street Bob.

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