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The 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail and Dyna Myth

2018 Softail Fatboy Road Test
The 2018 Softail Fatboy. Notice the rear fender clearance and high seat height 
As I reported HERE Harley-Davidson has drastically changed their cruiser platform for the 2018 model year. All Softail and Dyna models now share the same frame and basic suspension combining them into one model family, which Harley-Davidson has named the Softail line. The Motor Company went with the Softail name because they wanted to maintain the legacy the name carries and felt like it had a higher recognition value. This set in motion a surge of backlash from enthusiasts loyal to the Dyna platform. Outrage around the Continue reading The 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail and Dyna Myth

Harley-Davidson Congratulates  Jeffrey Carver Jr. with a Full Page Ad in CycleNews 

Last month Jeffrey Carver Jr. won his first career title at the 2017 Lone Star Half-Mile Twins Race. While Carver rides a Harley-Davidson XR750 he is not a manufacturer sponsored rider, instead racing as a privateer. Despite not being a sponsored flat track racer Harley-Davidson took out a full page ad in CycleNews to congratulate Carver and undoubtedly show thanks to him for being loyal to the brand and racing the XR750. 

Regional HOG Rallies Will Return In 2019

During Street Vibrations in Reno I was able to confirm Harley-Davidson plans to bring regional HOG Rallies back in 2019. I reported HERE that Harley-Davidson and HOG will be holding rides leading to a single rally in Milwaukee during the summer of 2017 to celebrate the Motor Company’s 115th Anniversary instead of HOG rallies. Representatives from HOG confirmed the 2019 rallies will still be Continue reading Regional HOG Rallies Will Return In 2019

Turbo Charged Triumph Bonneville Bobber

There is no way around it; some bikes are built to just go fast. I think that’s the case with this amazing Custom Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The bike is built to get from point A to point B in a hurry. It has a 1200 CC Turbocharged engine, with a 2 into 1  hand-wrapped exhaust, girder front end, and custom Fox Suspension.

Before this bike was modified it was a factory custom Bonneville Bobber. These bikes come off the showroom floor stripped down with an agressive, high torque 1200 cc motor featuring Bobber model specific fuel injection tuning to help give the motor just a little more pep.

Triumph Bonneville Bobber
This great looking Custom Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been upfitted with a Turbocharger among other racing add-ons. It’s Greenlight Ready.

2018 Harley-Davidson and HOG Anniversary Rides and Rallies Announced

Harley-Davidson has announced several Anniversary based events for 2018. The first is a 115th Anniversary Party and Rally to be held in Prague in the Czech Republic.   This event wil take place July 5-8, 2018. The second Anniversary Event  will take place in Continue reading 2018 Harley-Davidson and HOG Anniversary Rides and Rallies Announced

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Road Test

2018 Softail Fatboy Road Test
The 2018 Softail Fatboy

Today I had the opportunity to road Test a 2018 Harley-Davidson Fatboy featuring the all new mono-shock frame and suspension. The new bike houses a 114 cubic inch Milwaukee 8 motor and six-speed transmission.

Looking over the bike I noticed many changes, some obvious, some not so obvious. Continue reading 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Road Test

Harley Releases 2018 Model Motorcycles

Dyna Softail Streetbob Harley 2018 Models
The new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup. Notice the Softail line now includes the former Dyna Streetbob, Fatbob, and Low Rider Models

Last night Harley-Davidson unveiled their all new 2018 motorcycles, parts, and clothing line up in Los Angeles.

Highlighting the new product line is the all new Softail platform. The new platform is designed to replace both the Softail and Dyna lineups as we know them and features models from both of the former families. These bikes Continue reading Harley Releases 2018 Model Motorcycles

Will Changing the Exhaust on My Harley-Davidson Void My Warranty?

Harley and the EPA
Look for print similar to this on any parts or accessories you install on your Harley. It could void your warranty.

As I wrote HERE, the EPA and Harley-Davidson reached a settlement last summer regarding the use of non-street legal Race Tuners used to modify a bike’s fuel injection system. Since then I’ve had the chance to talk with Harley-Davidson reps and Warranty personnel to clear up what the settlement means for the average rider.

The agreement was reached because the EPA felt Harley-Davidson was encouraging riders to modify their bikes to the point they were no longer street legal or SMOG compliant.   Continue reading Will Changing the Exhaust on My Harley-Davidson Void My Warranty?