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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 »

2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide FLHTCU Road Test

2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Bill Stermer
March 7, 2008

There’s no mistaking Harley heritage with this new 2008 Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU –it’s all around you. There prominently on the tank, backrest, gas cap cover and elsewhere is the 105th Anniversary badge, a reminder that Harley-Davidson began building motorcycles in 1903. And... Read more »

Two Harleys and a Victory: American Rider Editor’s Tour Around CA

Clement Salvadori
October 3, 2007

[This Two Harleys and a Victory tour was originally published in American Rider magazine] The phone rang; I picked it up. “Time for an editorial ride,” I heard Buzzelli say, “mid-May. You figure it out.” Click. Because long ago our Uncle Samuel saw fit to send me to odd spots around the globe,... Read more »

Customizing an OEM Harley-Davidson with Rucker Performance

Rucker Performance Engine for Harley-Davidson

Rider Contributor
March 26, 2007

By Buzz Buzzelli [Customizing an OEM Harley-Davidson with Rucker Performance was originally published in American Rider] The problem with stock Harleys is that they are infested with all those boring original-equipment parts, so they all look the same. What we need is a road map with a route to rout... Read more »

2007 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Review

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Bill Stermer
March 19, 2007

Anyone who has ever owned a vintage motorcycle understands the deal. You pull your old iron out of the garage and dust it off, tinker with it, try to start it, tinker with it some more and then maybe, maybe, get it running and ride on down to the roadhouse. There, the guys on their high-tech bikes and... Read more »

Big Dog, Harley-Davidson and Wild West; V-twin Manufacturing Spotlight

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Rider Contributor
May 5, 2006

[Big Dog, Harley-Davidson and Wild West; V-twin Manufacturing Spotlight was originally published in American Rider magazine] From little quark-sized mom-and-pop shops that build one or two at a time; to small molecular-level construction shops that make one or two hundred a year; to medium-size solar-system... Read more »

2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod Road Test

ALTHOUGH THERE’S NO MISTAKING THE NEW-FOR-2006 STREET ROD AS A MEMBER OF THE VRSC FAMILY, THE VRSCR IS SHORTER IN LENGTH, TALLER OF SEAT AND HAS NO FEAR OF CORNERS.

Mark Tuttle Jr.
January 1, 2006

History may prove me wrong, but I think that Harley-Davidson’s strategy for introducing its liquid-cooled, metric VRSC Street Rod family to the air-cooled faithful and new customers alike was pretty insightful. It couldn’t do so in a traditional FXD Dyna Glide or FXS Softail-like cruiser-the... Read more »

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