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.
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.
Across the nation this weekend Harley-Davidson Dealerships will be celebrating “Discover More” Open House events. The events are tied to the release of the new 2017 product line that launched late last month. The center piece of these events is expected to be the new Milwaukee 8 touring motor, but they will also promote new clothing and gear and new parts and accessories. Each dealership is asked to participate in giveaways and raffles to promote the line and engage Continue reading Harley-Davidson to Sponsor Nationwide Open House Weekend→
On September 17th Indian Motorcycle dealers will be offering limited edition screen cleaning clothes and micro wallets to customers who visit and take a look at the 2017 models featuring Ride Command™. Models featuring the new information and sound system include the 2017 Chieftain® and Roadmaster®. The system features the largest touch screen in its class. For more information contact your local Indian Motorcycle dealer.
(For a Technical Review of the Milwaukee Eight motor CLICK HERE)
Since the 2017 Harley models were released last week, most of the questions I’ve gotten about them relate to the motor’s cooling systems. Some models are dual liquid cooled, using both coolant and oil while others are only oil cooled. Both also rely on air flow to assist with cooling. This has created some confusion on the matter.
This afternoon I got the chance to road test a 2017 Harley-Davidson FLHXS Street Glide. The bike is equipped with Harley’s new Milwaukee Eight, 107 inch powertrain. (For a technical guide to the new motor click here)
A couple of notes:
It was almost 100 degrees when I got the bike on the road
My normal bike is a 2012 FLHX Street Glide with a 103 inch Twin Cam motor.
Harley-Davidson has officially released a new motor, the Milwaukee Eight™, in their touring models. The standard version of this motor is 107 cubic inches with a 4.4 inch stroke and 3.9 inch bore. The CVO platform boasts 114 cubic inches from a 4.5 inch stroke and 4.0 inch bore. There is also a Screamin’ Eagle Stage 3 kit available to bump the motor up to 117 cubic inches.
Victory has released the new 2017 Magnum, a bike designed for the rider who wants to tour in comfort and look good doing it. The Sport Touring class has become ultracompetitive and with this bike Victory establishes their place in the market. Right away you’ll notice the large 21″ Front wheel. The Magnum is the Continue reading The New 2017 Victory Magnum→
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