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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 »

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 »

2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra: Road Test

Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Mark Tuttle
September 1, 2011

Knowing the model names associated with Harley-Davidson’s cryptic “alpha” designations for its motorcycle models can make for quite the trivia contest at parties. Yell out “FLSTSB” and see how quickly that Motor Company tattooed enthusiast in the corner can come up with “Cross Bones,” or... Read more »

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


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] 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 »

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