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
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
(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.
To clear things up let me explain. Any 2017 factory model with fairing lowers is dual cooled. This includes CVO Street Glides, any Ultra model and Tri-Glide Trike models. Continue reading 2017 Milwaukee Eight Liquid Cooling and Oiling System Review
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.
The first thing I noticed when the I started the bike was how quiet the cam side of the motor was. You could faintly hear cam chain noise and Continue reading 2017 Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Road Test and Review
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.
Harley’s other Big Twin motor, the Twin Cam, operates using 1, two lobe cam per cylinder requiring a dual chain drive assembly. The Milwaukee Eight™ operates with a single, four lobe, cam driven by Continue reading A Technical Guide to The New 2017 Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8 Motor
Harley-Davidson has just released their 2017 line of motorcycles. The new product line was unveiled this morning at the Motor Company’s annual dealer meeting, this year held in Boston.
The center piece of the unveil is the new Big Twin Engine, the Milwaukee Eight©. It boasts 8 valves, 4 per head, giving it 50% more flow then Continue reading The 2017 Harley-Davidson Models and Milwaukee-Eight Motor Have Just Been Released