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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

An Insider Look At The 2016 CVO Breakout

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The 2016 CVO Breakout right before it hits the showroom floor

Last Spring Harley-Davidson released the Screamin’ Eagle Breakout®, the latest version of the wide tire Softail. The bike was part of a factory custom “blacked out” line that also included the new Dyna Low Rider S®. I have to admit I’ve never been a fan of long, low wide tire, pro-street bikes but something about this one keeps catching my eye. Continue reading An Insider Look At The 2016 CVO Breakout