Not a road test, but certainly worthwhile reading of a legendary designer.
An Anniversary Worth Celebrating!
Harley's marketing department took the original FXRS and made it a sales success. Now the engineering department gets its shot with an optional performance suspension package. Our advice? Trust an engineer.
For the Jay Springsteen in all of us.
Evolution: While the Ghost of the Iron Leviathan fades into the past, the Specter of Super-Chip Engineering comes rushing forward, thus honoring the adage: The more things stay the same, the more they change.
Behold the Blockhead, fourth generation of the big V-twin.
Still the essence of motorcycle after all these years.
In terms of performance, the pouchified Harley-Davidson FXS-80 Low Rider and the punkified CX500 Honda have much in common. In terms of overall function there is a world of difference between them, and in terms of a particular kind of experience one's a menace and one's a wimp, one's on its way to a brawl on the pier and one's on its way to a costume party.
Star-Spangled Super Glide - The Liberty Edition of the old rugged Vee is still hangin' in there after forty case-hardening years, somewhere between Mother, Apple Pie and the American Flag.
The basic idea behind this scrambler is well-conceived, but it needs refinement and some race readying.
Our good friend Charlie is better behaved these days, but still holds his own with the Superbike Gang.
This Italian-American marriage is no mismatch.
A 750 cc side-valve twin with pivoted-fork rear suspension and other British-type features. (It's worth noting this is from a British magazine.)
An anniversary worth celebrating.
What you get when you mix Tradition and Innovation.
The FXRS qualifies as the most important Harley-Davidson built in a generation. Milwaukee has managed to engineer a motorcycle that honors its past, and makes a giant step into the world of contemporary motorcycling. That's progress.
Can an Italian motorcycle with an American name and Japanese suspension bring a motocross image to a company known for saddlebags and Sportsters? Will kids who ride RMs and YZs take the new Harley seriously or snicker and call it the MotoGlide?