While I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, no one in my family rode motorcycles or had any desire to know about them. My father was interested in aircraft, so he got his pilot’s license. My family was fortunate enough to be whisked away many weekends to travel somewhere in our plane: Canada for Canadian bacon, Block Island (off the coast of Rhode Island), Amish country in Pennsylvania, and many other fantastic places.
My riding experience started by sitting on the back of my husbands new 1989 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic. While enjoying sitting on the back during 1989, I knew instantly this was not the place for me. My husband would take me to the local mall to practice. He would ride the bike there and I would follow in his truck. At first he would sit behind me on the bike and I would ride around the parking lot.
If youre a rider who likes a backrest, take note: Harley-Davidson is releasing a new slimmer backrest for riders who have touring models. The slimmer seat increases room for the passenger, while not skimping on comfort. The Comfort Stitch Style Rider Backrest Kit fits 1988 or later Touring models equipped with a one-piece slotted seat.
Share your passion for motorcycling with your children, grandchildren, young friends and relatives by giving them a motorcycle-themed storybook. We were so excited when these books came to us because weve been hard pressed to find motorcycling childrens books, and these are just great, in our opinion.
The Gold Wing has often been called the Cadillac of motorcycles. Riding on the back seat recently I could see why. The Gold Wing is the smoothest motorcycle Ive ever had the pleasure of riding. Having spent 4,000 miles in the front seat of a Gold Wing piloting it on a two-week trip two years ago, I was anxious to see what it would feel like perched on the back seat for this test ride.