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Harley-Davidson Launches Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin for 2017

2017 Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight 107 cubic-inch V-twin

Often considered hidebound to tradition, Harley-Davidson isn’t known for radical or rapid change. But as Dylan crooned, the times they are a-changin’. In the past few years the Motor Company has introduced an all-new, liquid-cooled engine platform (the Revolution X found in the Street 500/750), added “precision” liquid cooling to several of its Touring models and created major buzz with ...

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Roland Sands Custom Ducati XDiavel

Roland Sands customized Ducati XDiavel

Ducati and Roland Sands Design unveiled a customized XDiavel at the 76th Annual Sturgis rally. The RSD XDiavel features a one-piece custom body, a 19-inch front wheel and plenty of billet aluminum details, showcasing the XDiavel platform that is ripe for customization. Check out this video to watch the bike come together at RSD:

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2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress – First Ride Review

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

An endless crackling of unmuffled pipes fills the air, and the bitter stench of abused clutches is unmistakable. If it’s early August in the Black Hills of South Dakota, then this must be Sturgis—and the onslaught of tens of thousands of baggers into this most American of bike rallies. This year, there’s a new player vying for a place in ...

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2017 Indian Motorcycle Lineup First Look Review

2017 Indian Motorcycles lineup

Indian Motorcycle’s 2017 lineup includes two engine platforms and nine models, including cruisers, baggers and touring models. Here’s the low-down on all of them… Ride Command Infotainment System New on the Chieftain bagger and Roadmaster touring models, both of which have a handlebar-mounted fairing, is the Ride Command infotainment system, featuring the industry’s largest and brightest touchscreen display, highest resolution ...

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Victory Motorcycles Announces Its 2017 Lineup

2017 Victory Motorcycles lineup

Victory Motorcycles has worked hard to live up to its “Modern American Muscle” tagline. In the past few months, Victorys earned a 2nd place podium position at the Isle of Man TT in the electric bike class, were the 2nd and 3rd fastest motorcycles to climb Pikes Peak with the Empulse RR (electric) and Project 156 (gas) prototypes, completed a ...

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2017 Indian Chieftain and Roadmaster Get Infotainment

2017 Indian Roadmaster with Ride Command System

Since being relaunched by Polaris, Indian has roared out of the gate with two engine platforms and nine models in its first three years. For 2017, its Chieftain bagger and Roadmaster touring models, both of which are powered by the air-cooled, 1,811cc Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin and have a handlebar-mounted fairing, get an all-new, integrated infotainment package called the Ride ...

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2017 Yamaha/Star Bolt and Bolt R-Spec – First Look Review

2017 Yamaha Star Bolt in Raven

Introduced as “performance bobbers” for 2014, the Bolt and Bolt R-Spec became best-sellers in Yamaha’s Star cruiser line. (Quick note: Yamaha and Star Motorcycles were treated as separate brands from 2005-2016, but Star is now considered one of several lines under the Yamaha umbrella, which includes Supersport, Supersport Touring, Sport, Adventure Touring/Dual Sport, Cruiser/Touring and Sport Heritage.) Read our review ...

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2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster – First Look Review

2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

Joining the Low Rider S and CVO Pro Street Breakout as mid-year additions to Harley-Davidson’s lineup is the latest bike in the Dark Custom family, a minimalist, fastback Sportster called the Roadster. Read our 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S first ride review “Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster has proved capable of constant reinvention, and the Roadster writes ...

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2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber – First Ride Review

Moto Guzzi's new-for-2017 V9 Roamer (left) and V9 Bobber (right) are the first models powered by an 853cc version of the venerable "flying V" longitudinal, 90-degree V-twin. (Photography by the author & Milagro)

Behind the big red gate at its Mandello del Lario factory, which bears the iconic soaring eagle logo, Moto Guzzi is in the midst of a major revival. During its 95th anniversary, the legendary Italian company introduced two neo-retro cruisers at its historic home on the picturesque shores of Lake Como, Italy. Powered by a new 853cc version of Moto ...

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2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S – First Ride Review

2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

Harley-Davidson continues to fill the need for riding individuality by offering standard factory models that provide a major amount of custom features right on the showroom floor. Case in point is the mid-year release 2016 Low Rider S, the latest iteration of the Dyna Low Rider that has been in the H-D lineup, except for a five-year hiatus from 2009-2013, ...

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