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2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: Ridden & Rated

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Following the release of the Low Rider, SuperLow 1200T and Street 500/750 earlier this year, Harley-Davidson recently launched its full 2015 lineup in Sonoma, California. The Road Glide returns with extensive updates, the new Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low and Ultra Limited Low accommodate shorter riders, and there are four Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models: Limited, Road Glide Ultra, Street ...

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The Road Glide Returns for 2015

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After a one-year absence, Harley-Davidson will bring the venerable Road Glide back to its Touring family for 2015 with all of the improvements and updates from Project Rushmore as well as an all-new “sharknose” fairing that is the bike’s signature component. Harley says the new frame-mounted fairing was shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing and features triple Splitstream ...

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Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire: First Ride

Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire

Harley-Davidson’s 21st century vision that began with Project Rushmore’s liquid-cooled V-twin and then carried over with the recent introduction of the world-friendly Street 750 and 500 has continued with the surprise announcement of Project LiveWire, an electric motorcycle prototype the Motor Company plans to lay bare this summer with a 30-city demo tour across the U.S. At a press event ...

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Harley-Davidson Street XG750 and XG500 – First Ride Review

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  Harley-Davidson used the youthful stage of the Summer X Games in the great American city of Austin, Texas, to debut the Street 750, its first clean-sheet motorcycle in 13 years. Purists may fear it’s the beginning of the end, but the Motor Company is filling a need with this inexpensive liquid-cooled motorcycle, which has more in common with a ...

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Harley-Davidson Unveils an Electric Motorcycle

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No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, and as far as we know, hell hasn’t frozen over. That headline is true: Harley-Davidson has unveiled an electric motorcycle. “Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic ...

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Retrospective: Harley-Davidson FXLR Low Rider Custom: 1987-1994

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Low Rider. Catchy name. Some readers might remember the chopped and channeled craze in automobile styling back in the ’50s and ’60s. Willie G. took that to heart when he developed the very first Low Rider, the FXS, back in 1977. It was all about the look, as if one of Harley’s own Super Glides had been worked over by ...

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2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider and SuperLow 1200T – First Ride Review

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Despite the traditional stereotypes, younger riders and women make up a substantial, and ever-increasing, portion of Harley-Davidson’s customers. The Motor Company says that in 2012, it held 50 percent of the U.S. market share for men and women riders ages 18-34, and over 60 percent for women ages 35 and up. To more directly target that audience, last March Harley ...

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American Baggers Comparison: Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special vs Indian Chieftain vs Victory Cross Country

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Functional, big-inch V-twin baggers are all the rage these days. In addition to lots of style, these bikes offer the comfort of some upper-body wind protection with the practicality and convenience of saddlebags. To enlarge upon the idea that these are not stripped but well-equipped models, keep in mind that, in addition to a fairing and bags, an engine that ...

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2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special Review

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A four-year effort by Harley-Davidson called Project Rushmore has culminated in a number of features and improvements to the 2014 touring models, including the Street Glide Special here. Though it does not get the much ballyhooed partial liquid-cooling system that was introduced exclusively on the Ultra Limited, CVO Limited and Tri-Glide Ultra models for 2014, the Street Glide does get ...

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