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2013 Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob – Tour Test Review

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“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

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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

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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

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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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Harley-Davidson 'Freedom Jacket' Journey's Thousands of Miles in One Year

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As part of the year-long celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary, the company has enlisted individuals from all over the world to take a single black leather jacket—the “Freedom Jacket”—on an adventure and to share their stories online. The Freedom Jacket will pass from rider to rider and visit dozens of iconic destinations in all corners of the globe, collecting their ...

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2013 Harley-Davidson CVOs

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To maintain their exclusivity, Harley-Davidson has limited production of motorcycles in its Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) line to about five percent of total annual production. For 2013, that amounts to roughly 12,500 units spread over four models. 2013 is also Harley’s 110th anniversary, and less than 3,000 CVOs will be offered with special paint, custom seats and serialized badges, for ...

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2013 Harley-Davidsons

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Harley-Davidson isn’t releasing any all-new, regular-production models for 2013, but it’s got some new CVOs (see page 22) and made some great changes and additions to the lineup to help kickoff the Motor Company’s 110th birthday festivities. The yearlong international celebration began with a Museum Launch Party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 30, 2012, and a giant Harley Owner’s Group ...

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2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob vs. 2013 Victory Judge Review

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(This Retro Cruiser Shootout was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Aggressive, big-inch, V-twin cruisers with style and muscle have always been a favorite on the American road, and two of the latest are the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob (updated for 2012), and the Victory Judge (just released as a 2013 model). One is notable for its sharp ...

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