Tag Archives: Road Test

ROAD TEST: 2019 VULCAN VAQUERO

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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2019 H-D CVO Street Glide 117ci

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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ROADTEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

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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ROAD TEST: 2018 Polaris Slingshot Review

By Mike Cupp I picked up the Polaris Slingshot in Newport Beach, California,  directly off Pacific Coast Highway, next to a marina on a beautiful sunny day.  Cruising home down PCH, I was surrounded by expensive luxury vehicles; Mercedes, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Jaguar, etc.  That’s not surprising for this area, but I was surprised that the drivers of these vehicles ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Vanderhall Venice Review

With GM Drive Train, the Utah-Built Trike Dances the Rumba with the Best of Them By Keith Ball. Photos by Markus Cuff We recently had the stellar opportunity to test ride or drive the new Vanderhall Venice Trike. We couldn’t wait, since the styling appealed to our classic sports car sensibilities— old school Austin Healey or MG. I’ve been intrigued by ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Indian Scout Bobber Review

Minimalist Bike, Maximum Fun! By Ray Seidel* With the end of WWII, servicemen came home with an eye for some fun & thrills, and sought out pre-war cars and/or cheap war surplus motorcycles; two different approaches to the same goal. Strip ‘em down, remove the chrome, bob or outright remove the fenders, and have a hot little number to tool around ...

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ROAD TEST: 2018 Indian Chieftain Limited Review

By Ray Seidel We all know the Indian Chieftain line-up of motorcycles is state-of-the-art under the vintage styling, but for those who favor a more contemporary look, the 2018 Chieftain Limited might be just your ticket. Add the Stage 3 Performance 116 ci. Big Bore  Kit to the engine, and “The Joneses” will have to keep up with YOU. These ...

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