2013 Harley CVO Breakout

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By the time you read this report, the 2013 Harleys should be filtering through dealerships across the nation and around the world. And 2013 marks the 110th anniversary of the Motor Company. Word on the street is that if you’re shopping for a new Harley-Davidson, you should get ’em while they’re hot because demand will […]

2012 H-D FXDB Dyna Street Bob

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Don’t expect any apologies or excuses from Harley-Davidson’s FXDB Street Bob, one of five Dynas offered for 2012. This is a straightforward, minimalist motorcycle that mixes simple styling features like bobbed fenders, miniapehanger handlebars, staggered exhausts, and a solo seat to create a showroom custom that reflects the blue-collar attitude of a homebrew hot rod. […]

2012 Victory Boardwalk Motorcycle Review

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Maybe the ancient Mayans got it right when they predicted that the world would experience a major change at the end of 2012. If so, then Victory Motorcycles is one step ahead of the curve because after nearly 15 years in the business, that growing, Midwest-based company recently announced a shift in how it’s going […]

2012 Harley FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Review

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Here’s a surefire way to stir up the troops at the local biker watering hole: after grabbing a handful of beer nuts and repositioning your frosty mug in front of you, casually mention to those gathered round how you think that the Heritage Softail Classic — one of the long-standing models in Harley-Davidson’s vaunted lineup […]

A Budget Motorcycle Bobber From Springers Custom Cycles

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Looking for a fun, around-town blaster? Then this little bobber may be just the bike for you! Selling for about $19,000 as you see it, the Apollo is a nice-handling, dependable machine that won’t break your wallet. Let’s start with my favorite part of a bike, the powertrain. An 88″ RevTech engine (three-year warranty) moved […]

2012 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim Motorcycle Review

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Don’t let the name fool you. The Slim is more than just a trimmed-down Softail. It’s a bike that salutes the immediate post-World War II years when motorcycling redefined itself in America. It was a wild and rollicking time, too. And, despite today’s misperception that the 1947 Hollister incident served as ground zero, the real […]

Steve “Street Rod” builds a chopper to rival the pros

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Before I go on and on about this being Nutmegger Steve Van Blarcom’s first bike build, which it is, you should know that he’s a successful and well-respected builder of hot rods and classic automobiles. To say that he’s mechanically inclined just wouldn’t do his skills justice. Having built countless custom hot rods and performed […]

Dirico Pro-Street Roadster Motorcycle Review

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The name Steven Tyler is synonymous with the band Aerosmith and, for many, he is considered rock and roll royalty. To add to that, since season 10 of the hit television show American Idol, the man’s legacy and brand has only grown thanks to the millions of viewers who now see him, along with Randy […]

Victory Plays Hard-Ball – New Tour Motorcycle

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The Hard-Ball has a six-speed transmission and a belt final drive reinforced with carbon fiber. Dry weight is a hefty 751 pounds. Fuel capacity is 5.8 gallons. The front fork is an inverted telescopic unit, and the rear shock is a single, gas-adjustable monotube arrangement.

2012 H-D FLD Dyna Switchback Motorcycle Review

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Harley-Davidson is casting a wider net for younger customers. And its latest lure is the FLD Dyna Switchback, which amounts to the lightest and least expensive bagger in the lineup. For under $16,000, a customer can ride out on a touring bike that weighs less than 700 pounds and boasts a user-friendly seat height of […]