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2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra – Road Test Review


During its initial production run, from 2011 to 2013, the Road Glide Ultra established a reputation as a serious touring machine, with its owners racking up more miles per year than those of any other model in Harley-Davidson’s lineup. With ample wind protection, generous rider and passenger accommodations and plenty of luggage capacity, it’s easy to see why. After a ...

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2016 Harley-Davidsons First Ride Review


Just two years after thoroughly updating its Touring lineup under the Project Rushmore banner, for 2016 Harley-Davidson is launching three new models and bringing several back with some significant improvements. Rider had the opportunity to sample them all on an evening cruise around Portland, Oregon, and on a 200-mile loop from Portland along the Columbia River and around Mount Hood. ...

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Harley-Davidson Announces its 2016 Lineup


Harley-Davidson’s lineup expands for 2016, with two new Dark Custom models, two new S Series limited-edition cruisers and the return of the Road Glide Ultra. Elsewhere in the lineup are improvements in performance, styling and features to existing models. 2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 and Forty-Eight Dark Customs Harley-Davidson is adding two new Sportster models—Iron 883 and Forty-Eight—to its Dark Custom ...

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2015 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited


When Harley-Davidson launched Project Rushmore for 2014, the customer-driven enhancement program was said to be the most extensive and important in the company’s 110-year history. The first motorcycles to get the Rushmore treatment were those in the Touring family. Everything from higher-output engines, hydraulic clutches and linked ABS to high-tech audio/navigation systems, ergonomic switches and One-Touch latches on saddlebags, trunks ...

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Retrospective: Harley-Davidson M65S Sport Leggero: 1967-197


This is one cool-looking motorcycle, with Harley-Davidson writ large on the gas tank and molded into the crankcases. A bit on the small side, but what the heck—if you were the coolest newspaper boy in town, who cared? The M65S had a price tag of a mere $265, which even the bag boy at the supermarket could come up with. ...

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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special — Road Test Review


Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson released the entry-level, liquid-cooled Street 500/750 cruisers and unveiled the Project LiveWire electric bike, making clear its desire to attract a new breed of young, non-traditional customers. But H-D’s shot-callers know that the company must never alienate, and should always strive to satisfy, its core audience, those dedicated folks who bleed orange-and-black and collectively spend billions ...

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Harley-Davidson Riding Academy


Remember the Coca-Cola commercial that began with young vocalists harmonizing, “I’d like to teach the world to sing” and ending with, “I’d like to buy the world a Coke”? It helped put the brand on the international stage. Well, take out the harmony, and cue up some American rock ’n’ roll as Harley-Davidson now plans to follow the same path. ...

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2014 Cutting-Edge Cruisers – Snapshot Reviews


There was a time, not that long ago, when in motorcycle terms cruisers were considered something less—simpler machines that were somewhat inferior to other bikes in terms of function. After all, a touring bike’s function is to deliver many miles of comfort while hauling riders and luggage, a sportbike excels in terms of power and handling reined in by great ...

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