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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 »

2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Road Test

2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback right side action

Mark Tuttle
October 21, 2011

[This 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Road Test was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Helmet: Nolan N103 / Jacket: Cortech Piuma / Pants: Tourmaster Decker On the face of it, the central feature of Harley’s new 2012 Switchback seems simple enough. A quick-release... Read more »

Comparison: 2011 Harley-Davidson XL883L Sportster SuperLow vs. 2010 HONDA VT750RS Shadow RS

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Arden Kysely
November 28, 2010

Afraid of heights? Set your worries aside with these two customs. The 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow puts your derriere a mere 25.5 inches above terra firma when you settle into the solo saddle. And though it towers next to the Sporty, the 2010 Honda Shadow RS model’s 29.4-inch seat height... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Road Test

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King

Rider Contributor
January 6, 2010

[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Road Test was originally published as a web-exclusive on AmericanRider.com] Sometimes you just want to ride. You don’t want to make a statement, cause a scene, or otherwise disrupt a fun time. Well, Mr., Mrs., Miss, or, Ms., the 2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones Road Test

2010 FLSTSB Cross Bones

Rider Contributor
October 19, 2009

[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Using a single engine design, the TC96B, and one basic frame, Harley-Davidson produces seven different Softail models. Possibly the most distinctive of these is the 2010 FLSTSB Cross Bones. With... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson CVO model launch

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE5 CVO Ultra Electra Glide

Rider Magazine
September 15, 2009

[This 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO model launch was originally published in American Rider magazine] If you are “accomplished,” an “achiever,” “exclusivity-driven” and “affluent,” Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations wants you. And you had better have heavy emphasis on the “affluent”... Read more »

1300 miles on a Harley-Davidson XR1200: PART ONE

Harley Davidson XR1200 accessorized and waiting for packing.

Rider Contributor
July 21, 2009

By Reg Kittrelle [This 1300 miles on a Harley-Davidson XR1200 two-part road test was originally featured in American Rider magazine] Harley Davidson XR1200 accessorized and waiting for packing. Why? Denver, Colorado, is approximately 1,300 miles from my home in Santa Cruz, California. I need to be there... Read more »

H-D Electra Glide Classic vs. Buell Ulysses XB12XT Road Test

Harley-Davidson's FLHTC Electra Glide vs. Buell's XB12XT Ulysses

Rider Contributor
June 30, 2009

[This Harley’s FLHTC Electra Glide Classic vs Buell’s XB12XT Ulysses motorcycle comparison was originally published in American Rider magazine] Freedom! That’s what these four score and some years we enjoy on this planet are all about. Freedom to live your life the way you want to. Freedom to choose.... Read more »

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200 Road Test

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200

Bill Stermer
April 28, 2009

[This 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200 Road Test originally appeared in the June 2009 issue of Rider] I was riding along my favorite backroad, charging hard, slipping off the inside of the seat and sticking a knee out in turns, letting the high-end suspension suck up the bumps as the triple disc... Read more »

Retrospective: Harley-Davidson Shovelhead: 1966-1984

1978 Harley-Davidson 74-inch FLH Shovelhead.

Clement Salvadori
November 25, 2008

(This Retrospective article was published in the November 2008 issue of Rider.) The Harley-Davidson buffs among us know full well what a “Shovelhead” is, but it remains a minor mystery to many of the uninitiated. Somebody with a large glass of Jack Daniels’ in his hand, his second or third, must... Read more »

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