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Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire: First Ride

Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire

Jon Langston
June 30, 2014

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire. (Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson) Harley-Davidson’s 21st century vision that began with Project Rushmore’s liquid-cooled V-twin and then carried over with the recent introduction of the world-friendly Street 750 and 500 has continued with the surprise... Read more »

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Road Test

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Greg Drevenstedt
June 30, 2014

Despite its 807-pound wet weight, the Exclusive has light, precise handling. Heat shield where exhaust header meets the silencer is now larger. When BMW’s K 1600 GTL streaked onto the scene for 2012, packing a 1,649cc in-line six that sends 135 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel,... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Street XG750 and XG500—First Ride

Street 750

Jon Langston
June 30, 2014

  Nimble and quiet, the new Street 750—Harley’s first all-new platform since the V-Rod—is drastically unlike any Harley-Davidson ever built. Harley-Davidson used the youthful stage of the Summer X Games in the great American city of Austin, Texas, to debut the Street 750, its first clean-sheet... Read more »

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R Road Test

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R

Greg Drevenstedt
June 24, 2014

The 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R is a powerful, capable street machine, but where it really shines is off-road. Photography by the author and Mark Tuttle Since its introduction in early 2013, KTM’s 1190 Adventure has created a lot of buzz in the burgeoning adventure-touring segment. Its superbike-based,... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Unveils an Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

Rider Magazine Staff
June 19, 2014

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire is an electric bike that the public will get to ride and evaluate, guiding its future development and viability. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, and as far as we know, hell hasn’t frozen over. That headline is true: Harley-Davidson has unveiled an electric... Read more »

Ducati Announces Scrambler for 2015

2015 Ducati Scrambler teaser

Rider Magazine Staff
June 9, 2014

This teaser image is the only official photo of the 2015 Ducati Scrambler released so far. Employees at Ducati’s factory in Bologna, Italy, got a sneak peek at the company’s prototype Scrambler, which is slated for launch in early 2015. Setting the tone for the new model, workers arrived to discover... Read more »

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 – First Look

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 in Rapid Red

Rider Magazine Staff
June 6, 2014

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 in Rapid Red Hot on the heels of its popular FZ-09, Yamaha will add a new FZ-07 to its lineup for 2015. Designed to appeal to experienced and entry-level riders alike, the FZ-07 is powered by an all-new, liquid-cooled 689cc parallel twin with a “Crossplane” 270-degree crankshaft... Read more »

Star Bolt and Bolt R-Spec Return for 2015

2015 Star Bolt in Glacier Blue

Rider Magazine Staff
June 6, 2014

2015 Star Bolt in Glacier Blue Star Motorcycles recently revealed that its popular Bolt cruisers will be among its motorcycles returning for 2015. Both top-selling Bolt and Bolt R-Spec models are powered by a 942cc, air-cooled V-twin, and updates include wave-type brake rotors and new instrument clusters.... Read more »

Retrospective: Harley-Davidson FXLR Low Rider Custom: 1987-1994

Year/Model: 1994 Harley-Davidson FXLR Low Rider Custom; Owner: Terry Bowen, Atascadero, California.

Clement Salvadori
June 5, 2014

Low Rider. Catchy name. Some readers might remember the chopped and channeled craze in automobile styling back in the ’50s and ’60s. Willie G. took that to heart when he developed the very first Low Rider, the FXS, back in 1977. It was all about the look, as if one of Harley’s own Super Glides... Read more »

2014 Ural Gear-Up—Road Test

Ural Gear-Up Flying the chair

Mark Tuttle
June 3, 2014

Flying the chair in right turns—or even just for the heck of it—is fun and a basic sidecar-driving skill. The Ural’s chair lifts a bit too easily without a passenger inside, so 90-100 pounds of ballast (in this case bags of pea pebbles) or gear is recommended. The last time we tested a Ural sidecar... Read more »

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