New Bike Test 2011 Harley Softail Deluxe

Harley-Softail-Deluxe-2011-3

By far, my annual ride from LA to Sturgis is my favorite trip of the year! Not only do I get to ride through some beautiful scenery, I get to do it on the new Harley of my choice. Last year’s vaca-, er, working road trip was on a 2011 Softail Deluxe FLSTN. This was […]

Vintage 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead

1948-Harley-Davidson-Panhead-4

Nothing captures the heart of a motorcycle enthusiast more than a crusty old Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Period. They are things of beauty that conjure dreams of the adventure and romance of earlier times when cycling was in its infancy, and they absolutely captivate us with their honesty and integrity. Motorcycles of all types, in original condition, […]

Blackline Softail, Harley’s newest Dark Custom

Harley-Blackline-Motorcycle-Review-1

Over the past few years, Harley-Davidson has chosen to make new bike announcements gradually. Usually we’ll hear about most of next year’s models around July, but then a couple more releases will come in the dead of winter. I’m not sure why H-D does this. Perhaps certain models aren’t ready for production, or maybe H-D […]

2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob

2011-Harley-Dyna-Fat-Bob-1

NEW BIKE TEST By Joe Knezevic – My favorite bike from Milwaukee Let’s say hypothetically you were fortunate enough to have a suitor who offered to buy you a brand-new Harley-Davidson and all you had to do was pay to register and insure the bike. Do you know what bike you would choose? If I […]

2011 VIPER DIAMONDBACK Motorcycle News

2011-Viper-Diamondback-1

It’s all about size. I regret to inform you that no matter what your girlfriend or wife tell you, size does matter. Now, can you imagine what your honey would say if you came home with 152″ between your legs? Well, thanks to the Viper Motorcycle Company and its Diamondback super cruiser, every man can […]

2011 Harley-Davidson Rocker C Review

2011-Harley-Rocker-4

Harley-Davidson’s Rocker C evolved as a showroom custom more by chance than choice. To understand that, we should turn back the clock to 1990, give or take a few years. That was about the time that American motorcycle enthusiasts had indeed rekindled their love affair with America’s motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson. The new romance led to […]

Sam’s Led Sled Custom Harley Sportster

Sam's-Led-Sled-custom-3

If you think this little golden beast is absolutely stunning, you should have seen it before. Way before. “Yeah,” notes Pat Patterson, the guru behind Dayton, Ohio’s Led Sled Customs. “Most people bring us new or almost new bikes. In terms of how they usually look when they’re brought to us, yours was kind of […]

2011 Road King Classic Harley Magazine Review

Harley-Roadking-Classic-4

I never pass up the chance to ride a Road King, no matter what the version. The King is, hands down, my favorite Harley-Davidson. If I could only have one bike in my garage, it would have to be a Road King. Want to cruise around town? The King, since there are no fairings up […]

2011 Sportster 883L SuperLow Motorcycle Review

2011-Sportster-883-Superlow-2

When I heard of the new Sportster 883L SuperLow, I envisioned a ground-hugging, peg-scraping Sportster, very different from the 883 and 1200 Low already available. Turns out the SuperLow isn’t that much lower in actual seat height. But because of a complete overhaul by Motor Company engineers in steering geometry, wheel and tire sizes, and […]

2011 Saxon Reaper Motorcycle Magazine Review

Saxon-Motorcycle-Reaper-2

As I’ve written in my column, to have the best of both worlds everyone should own a bagger and a hot rod. The bagger is like a wife, designed to go for long distance rides in comfort. The hot rod is like a mistress, just the ticket for a few hours of adventure. And while […]