Just to give you an idea of how much I like the Heritage Softail Classic, when I was asked on the last two touring press rides I attended to choose what Harley-Davidson model I’d like to ride, I chose the Heritage Softail Classic—the 2010 model when it was brand-new and the 2011 the following year.
You know the drill. You see the motorcycle, you love its looks—it’s the bike of your dreams. Then you throw a leg over, and it’s just not right. The seat is too high, the pegs are too far forward, the handlebars too wide. Sure, you could change those items, adding even more money to the motorcycle’s price and leaving you with dust-gathering spare parts. If only, like Goldilocks, you could find the motorcycle that fits just right…
With a super-low 26.4-inch seat height and a weight nearly 100 pounds lighter than the Raider, Star Motorcycles predicts that its new Stryker will appeal particularly to female riders. To find out if thats the case, writer Tricia Szulewski flew out to Austin, Texas, for the official press introduction of the new Star Stryker. In her article, she shares her comprehensive review and an account of her test ride in the open Texas countryside.
I’m a sportbike gal at heart but when I heard about Honda’s newest custom cruisers, the VT1300 line, I had to check them out. There are three bikes based on the same platform: The Sabre differs from the other two with its muscular styling, skinnier front tire and chromed engine; the Stateline and Interstate have blacked-out engines and a retro look with their deeply valanced fenders and wider handlebars.
Harley-Davidson is unveiling a brand new Sportster today and Women Riders Now has an exclusive review. The Sportster 883L SuperLow redefines the ride of the Sportster as we know it. WRN editor Genevieve Schmitt is the first online journalist to spend an entire day riding the SuperLow in an exclusive test ride.
Looking cool, being seen, wearing the attitude we all know the types that cruise the boulevards on chopped, custom motorcycles that seem to wear more style than steel. Now Harley-Davidson has made entering that club of cool easy with one of its latest Sportster models, the XL1200X Forty-Eight.
For years, Honda’s Shadow line of cruiser motorcycles has offered riders a pleasing combination of comfortable ergonomics, lighter weight, adequate power and lower price point, and its popularity has proved that the bikes are anything but scary to legions of motorcyclists. Now Honda has unveiled a newly styled model whose looks better reflect the dark nature of the Shadow name.
Im always a little nervous when Harley-Davidson takes a particular model out of its line-up thats been there for more than a decade, especially one that is a favorite of mine. That usually means the model is going to get a makeover and thats exactly what happened when the Dyna Wide Glide, as we knew it, was discontinued in 2009.
I just traded my 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster Hugger for a 2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod and wish I would have done it sooner. Im only 5-foot-4-1/2 and couldnt find anything that fit me. There were other Harleys that were lower; however, they were so wide I couldnt get my legs around them and still reach the ground.