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2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited – Rider Test

2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited-lede

In the right-here, right-now times we’re living in, much of what we buy is built and sold for the lowest possible price, or it’s made flashy and splashy just to get our attention. But as touring riders, we understand the value of refinement. We place high demands on our motorcycles, and we know that genuine quality is what endures over ...

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Harley-Davidson’s All-New Street 500 and 750

Harley-Davidson Street 750-TS2

Harley-Davidson will launch its first all-new platform and sixth model family next year with “Street” 750 and Street 500 motorcycles based on a new liquid-cooled Revolution X engine. With very low price tags and seat heights, the Street line is aimed at young-adult urban riders looking for a nimble bike with some room for customization. “These are the newest motorcycles ...

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2014 Harley-Davidsons: Project Rushmore

Harley Ultra Limited 2014

Like a cavalry charge of the Rough Riders led by Teddy Roosevelt waving his cowboy hat in the air, Harley-Davidson recently launched eight new Touring models under the auspicious banner “Project Rushmore,” a customer-driven enhancement effort it is unabashedly calling the largest and most important in its 110-year history. In addition to a long list of new features and improvements, ...

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H-D Announces Major Changes to Eight Touring Models for 2014


This morning Harley-Davidson announced some major changes to eight models in its touring lineup for 2014; the press release is below. Editor-in-Chief Mark Tuttle is attending the international launch in Colorado and will have more details this evening after the press conference. **PRESS RELEASE** In the largest scale new model launch in the company’s 110-year history, Project RUSHMORE encompasses eight ...

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2013 Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob – Tour Test Review


“Give me a road-trip report,” says Editor Tuttle, tossing me the keys to the Harley Street Bob. “Let me know if the modifications we asked for made it into a decent cruiser-touring bike.” Bob is your basic big twin, styled like a 1950s bobber, when it was the fashion to cut down, or bob, the fenders. Taking Harley’s H-D1 program ...

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Harley-Davidson’s H-D1 Program


The Street Bob is the least expensive of Harley’s big twins at $12,999, but it and the Sportster 1200 Custom can be ordered with enough options using the HD-1 program to take them in many directions, be it even more custom cruiser, cruiser tourer or something in between. You choose from the factory and dealer options when you “build” the ...

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Ridden & Rated: 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout


Once upon a time, wide 240-series rear tires were only found on $50,000 custom motorcycles, or bikes heading for the drag strip that needed a big footprint to maximize traction. Today, they’re pretty common on cruisers, many of which handle poorly because of them. Not so for the new Harley-Davidson Breakout, which does a lot more than just go in ...

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2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout – First Look Review


Custom Vehicle Operations is Harley-Davidson’s skunkworks, the division where new designs, features, paint schemes and accessories are conceived and implemented on limited-edition models. Each year, H-D unveils four CVO models about a month before it pulls the covers off the rest of its model-year lineup. For 2013 it unveiled the CVO Breakout, a “super premium long custom” built on the ...

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