Motorcycle-USA did a comparo between the 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe, Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero, and Harley-Davidson Street Glide. It was close, but the Street Glide won.
Now, maybe it was a little unfair, because the Street Glide was not the standard model, but the one equipped with the “Power Pack”… Continue reading
Hell For Leather’s Wes Siler wrote up his experiences on ATK’s rebadged Hyosungs, which cover the 700cc cruiser and 250cc sportbike. Surprisingly, given his perceived anti-cruiser bias, he really seems to like the new 700cc cruiser. The article has dropped behind his pay wall now, so you need… Continue reading
Via Paul Crowe at the Kneeslider, I’ve learned about a new iPhone app that serves as a digital dashboard for your 2001+ Harley-Davidson motorcycle with EFI.
A connector hooks up the ECU to your iPhone. The phone, mounted on the handlebars, can then display a speedometer, tach, engine temperature, signal… Continue reading
ATK motorcycles has, as I’ve mentioned previously, been working on getting small-displacement V-Twins sold through some selected Harley-Davidson dealerships. In what seems to be keeping with direction, the company announced that they’ve brought Jon Syverson, a former Harley-Davidson Sales Manager, on board as Executive Vice President.
ATK’s stated goal is to offer entry-level bikes to customers at Harley-Davidson dealers in order to help catch a younger generation of riders, and have them convert to the bigger Harleys in the fullness of time.
The full press release is below the fold.
Harley-Davidson has introduced another cruiser to their Dark Custom line at the NY Motorcycle Show. This time, it’s a Softail model called the Blackline.
Unlike most of Harley’s Dark Custom line, the Blackline sports a fair bit of chrome, including the redesigned, round air intake cover.… Continue reading
Yamaha’s Star brand of motorcycles recently joined the Harley-Davidson Rocker C and the Honda Fury in the factory chopper class with the Stryker. In the cruiser world, of course, bikes in the US are pretty much judged on how they stack up against Harley-Davidsons, so Motorcycle USA pitted the… Continue reading
I guess the tough talk about scouting for new production locations worked.
Unions at Harley-Davidson Wisconsin factories have agreed to seven-year labor agreements that will keep the company’s production operations in The Motor Company’s home state. The new labor contracts, which call for a reduced workforce, will take effect… Continue reading
When Harley-Davidson announced that MV would be sold back to Castiglioni, they didn’t mention the price of the sale. As a publicly traded company, however, you can’t actually keep that a secret.
It seems like only yesterday that Carlo Castiglioni sold the iconic MV Agusta brand to Harley Davidson. Now, two years later, he’s bought it back–for less than he sold it to Harley-Davidson.
Along with Giovanni Castiglioni, the company will be headed by Mr. Massimo Bordi, a well known… Continue reading
The Road Glide has always been my favorite Harley-Davidson. I really don’t like the bat-wing fairing on the other big tourers, mainly because I hate the idea of an extra 50 pounds riding on the forks. But the Roag Glide, with its fixed fairing is the best-handling of the… Continue reading
I sure wish this had been available when I owned a Sportster. Harley-Davidson announced today that a new Boom! audio system is now available for the 2004-later XL Sportster, 2010-later Dyna Wide Glide, 2000-later Softail,… Continue reading
Motorcycle.Com kicks it off with their ride on the new Sportster 883 SuperLow. H-D has redesigned the suspension of this bike to give it a smoother ride and more suspension travel, all while keeping the seat height only two feet from the ground. Sadly, those improvements, while increasing the… Continue reading
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