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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 »

2009 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide Road Test

2009 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Mark Tuttle
October 14, 2008

[this 2009 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide road test review was originally published in the November 2008 issue of Rider] Rider readers often ask us to compare distinctive bikes such as the Harley Electra Glide and Honda Gold Wing, which makes us wonder if they’ve ever looked... Read more »

The History of Flathead American Motorcycles

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Jerry Hatfield
April 28, 2008

By Jerry Hatfield [The History of Flathead American Motorcycles was originally published in American Rider magazine] Most lawnmower factories still build the lowest-cost engines they can. American car and motorcycle factories did likewise from the early teens into the 1950s. The little engine that putt-putts... Read more »

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