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2014 Harley-Davidsons: Project Rushmore

Precision liquid cooling helps stabilize cylinder head temperatures in the 2014 Harley Ultra Limited. All of the new baggers get restyled front fenders, fairings and luggage, too.

Mark Tuttle
August 28, 2013

Like a cavalry charge of the Rough Riders led by Teddy Roosevelt waving his cowboy hat in the air, Harley-Davidson recently launched eight new Touring models under the auspicious banner “Project Rushmore,” a customer-driven enhancement effort it is unabashedly calling the largest and most important... Read more »

H-D Announces Major Changes to Eight Touring Models for 2014

2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide.

Press Release
August 19, 2013

This morning Harley-Davidson announced some major changes to eight models in its touring lineup for 2014; the press release is below. Editor-in-Chief Mark Tuttle is attending the international launch in Colorado and will have more details this evening after the press conference. **PRESS RELEASE** In... Read more »

Retrospective: Harley-Davidson Sportster with Boat-Tail Option: 1970-1971

1970 Harley-Davidson Sportster H with boat-tail option.

Clement Salvadori
June 6, 2013

In the rarified world of new motorcycle models, at least back in 1969, there were two aspects to be considered. One dealt with performance, the other with styling. And in 1969, young Willie G. Davidson, grandson of a founder of the Harley-Davidson company, was made head of the styling department. Motorcycle... Read more »

Harley-Davidson’s 2013 FXDB Street Bob Tour Test

The re-constructed bell-tower tells the traveler that he has arrived at Mission San Miguel.

Clement Salvadori
May 6, 2013

“Give me a road-trip report,” says Editor Tuttle, tossing me the keys to the Harley Street Bob. “Let me know if the modifications we asked for made it into a decent cruiser-touring bike.” Bob is your basic big twin, styled like a 1950s bobber, when it was the fashion to cut down, or bob, the... Read more »

Harley-Davidson’s H-D1 Program

I found the two-up seat to be very comfy, but the rear part did not get high points from my passenger.

Clement Salvadori
May 6, 2013

The Street Bob is the least expensive of Harley’s big twins at $12,999, but it and the Sportster 1200 Custom can be ordered with enough options using the HD-1 program to take them in many directions, be it even more custom cruiser, cruiser tourer or something in between. You choose from the factory... Read more »

Ridden & Rated: 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout

Toss on a backpack and “urban prowler” Breakout shifts into weekend tripper.

Paul Garson
April 29, 2013

Once upon a time, wide 240-series rear tires were only found on $50,000 custom motorcycles, or bikes heading for the drag strip that needed a big footprint to maximize traction. Today, they’re pretty common on cruisers, many of which handle poorly because of them. Not so for the new Harley-Davidson... Read more »

2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout – First Look

2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout

Rider Staff
March 8, 2013

Custom Vehicle Operations is Harley-Davidson’s skunkworks, the division where new designs, features, paint schemes and accessories are conceived and implemented on limited-edition models. Each year, H-D unveils four CVO models about a month before it pulls the covers off the rest of its model-year... Read more »

Harley-Davidson ‘Freedom Jacket’ Journey’s Thousands of Miles in One Year

Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson’s Chief Marketing Officer, wears the Freedom Jacket in China.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 16, 2013

As part of the year-long celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary, the company has enlisted individuals from all over the world to take a single black leather jacket—the “Freedom Jacket”—on an adventure and to share their stories online. The Freedom Jacket will pass from... Read more »

2013 Harley-Davidson CVOs

The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide provides an ultra touring experience, with top-shelf audio, a Garmin Road Tech 660 GPS, power locks and more.

Greg Drevenstedt
November 7, 2012

To maintain their exclusivity, Harley-Davidson has limited production of motorcycles in its Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) line to about five percent of total annual production. For 2013, that amounts to roughly 12,500 units spread over four models. 2013 is also Harley’s 110th anniversary, and less... Read more »

2013 Harley-Davidsons

Three Street Bobs customized with special paint and Drag, Pullback and Mini-Ape handlebars.

Mark Tuttle
November 7, 2012

Harley-Davidson isn’t releasing any all-new, regular-production models for 2013, but it’s got some new CVOs (see page 22) and made some great changes and additions to the lineup to help kickoff the Motor Company’s 110th birthday festivities. The yearlong international celebration began with a Museum... Read more »

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