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2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special | First Look Review

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special.

Harley-Davidson has announced a new model in its 2017 Touring lineup: the Road King Special. This blacked-out, muscular-looking bagger is powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, and offers a fresh and contemporary take on the classic Road King. Got a hankering for a Harley? Read our 2017 Street Glide Review here. Most of the Road King’s chrome was stripped ...

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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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2012 Indian Motorcycle – First Look Review

Indian Chief Dark Horse

The first Indian motorcycles were built in 1901, and bikes were sold to the public in 1902, making it one of America’s oldest motorcycle brands. Indian Motorcycle was once the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, and claims many firsts: production V-twin, fully adjustable front suspension, electric starters and lights, swingarm rear suspension and twist grip hand controls. The company was bought ...

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2010 Honda Shadow RS – Road Test Review

2010 Honda Shadow RS review | Rider Magazine | Motorcycle Reviews

photography by Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 Honda Shadow RS Road Test was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Remember when a 750 was one of the big boys, a hefty handful that you had to work up to? These days 1,600cc is the new 750. In my line of work, I push a lot of ...

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2010 Honda VT1300 Interstate, Stateline and Sabre – Comparison Test Review

2010 Honda VT1300 Interstate, Stateline and Sabre Review | Rider

  Last year when Honda introduced the 2010 Fury as an early release model, it mollified riders who were “furious” about paying outrageous prices for unreliable—and often unrideable—custom choppers. Why shouldn’t the average rider be able to buy a cool-looking rakish ride without having to take out a second mortgage? For 13 grand you can now have that “custom chopper” ...

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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 – Road Test Review


photography by Kevin Wing [This 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 Road Test was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Dramatist Seán O’Casey said, “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” This profound insight applies to me more often than I care to admit, and I sometimes wonder if people such as ...

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2010 Victory Motorcycles – First Look Review


Review by Reg Kittrelle Victory obviously fell behind in its memo reading. Specifically, the one that outlined how this is a bad year, economically, to be rocking any boats, and that the best strategy is to just hunker down, introduce some “bold new graphics” on their 2010 models and wait until next year to introduce anything really new. Seemingly blind ...

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