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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 »

2012 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob vs. 2013 Victory Judge Review

These big-inch power cruisers blend performance with varying degrees of comfort.

Bill Stermer
June 1, 2012

(This Retro Cruiser Shootout was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Aggressive, big-inch, V-twin cruisers with style and muscle have always been a favorite on the American road, and two of the latest are the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob (updated for 2012), and the Victory Judge (just released... Read more »

2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary Road Test

H-D is celebrating with a 10th Anniversary edition of its hot-rod, drag-styled V-Rod, with an engine The Motor Company refers to as the Revolution, a play on the earlier Evolution air-cooled Big Twins.

Bill Stermer
March 1, 2012

I’ll never forget the first time I rode a Harley-Davidson V-Rod. It was in the summer of 2001, just after the 2002 models had been introduced. I had ridden it up to Santa Barbara, California, and was just rolling along a surface street when a motor cop on a Harley dresser, coming the other way, made... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Announces Steel Toe Tour

Press Release
February 29, 2012

The Harley-Davidson manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania, is offering a new tour called the Steel Toe Tour, an insider look at the facility. The expanded Steel Toe Tour allows for smaller group sizes and a more personalized tour experience. The tour takes guests through ‘employee only’ paint... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Announces 110th Anniversary Celebrations in 2013


Press Release
February 7, 2012

Harley-Davidson will celebrate 110 years of American-built motorcycles and epic riding experiences with an array of global events and activities in 2013. Among the events during the year-long celebration will be a rally in Rome, Italy, June 13-16, and a massive party over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 –... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Releases Two Mid 2012 Models: Seventy-Two and Softail Slim

2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two

Greg Drevenstedt
February 2, 2012

At Harley-Davidson’s West Coast unveiling of two mid 2012 models, at well-known biker hangout Cook’s Corner in Trabuco Canyon, California, Paul James, Director of Consumer Influence and Product Communications, was the bearer of good news. Sales and profits were up, Harley’s 110th anniversary was... Read more »

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