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Motorhead Memo: The new Softail: Classy Chassis (Part II)

Last time around we talked briefly about a few of the neat (and unsung) supporting players in the total redesign of the 2018 Softails. This time… let’s dig a little deeper into the engine and chassis combo that’s got everyone rethinking Harley’s cruiser image. Or should! After all… dynamically… about the only thing these new machines have in common with ...

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New Harley-Davidson Sport Glide blends agility with long-haul capability

Milwaukee, Nov. 7—The new Harley-Davidson Sport Glide motorcycle is a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring, cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide owns the curb on bike night and is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs. The ninth model based on the all-new Harley-Davidson Softail platform and ...

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Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival

An artistic celebration Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Sept. 28–Oct. 1—A perfect blend of artistry… motorcycles and music! That is how I would describe the inaugural Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival and BC Moto Invitational. Located at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, this event is definitely worth the trip. Upon check-in, I was greeted by the friendliest staff I ...

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Street Vibrations: Metal, music and motorcycles

Reno, Nev., Sept. 27–Oct.1—It wasn’t just the streets that were vibrating as bikers from neighboring states rumbled their way into the “biggest little city in the world” during the 23rd annual fall celebration of all things biker in Reno, Nevada. Touted by Roadshows Inc. as the fourth-biggest motorcycle rally in the country, Street Vibrations is most certainly a riding event ...

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Harley-Davidson announces third quarter 2017 results

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Milwaukee, Oct. 17—Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) third-quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased to $0.40 from $0.64 in the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter net income was $68.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.15 billion versus net income of $114.1 million on consolidated revenue of $1.27 billion in the third quarter of 2016. “The continued weakness in the U.S. motorcycle industry only ...

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Ocean City BikeFest/Delmarva Bike Week: Clear sailing ahead

Delmarva, Md., Sept. 14–17—It’s the middle of September, and after the past few weeks, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria making the weather so unpredictable during a wild and crazy hurricane season, it finally feels like better days are coming. I’m enjoying this bright, sunny day with the forecast of temperatures in the mid-80s, perfect for another journey down ...

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2018 H-D Softail Press Launch: Blasting through the shock barrier

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 27–29—On the evening of August 22, the new 2018 Harley-Davidson models emerged from hiding and into the light, with details instantly available on every media you could imagine (and some you couldn’t). The capsule commentary? With the exception of cosmetics and color changes, nothing much to talk about in the Street line. Ditto for the Sportsters. ...

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Thunder Press 25th Anniversary Party: Celebrating a milestone

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 10—Our history and heritage is so important, molding generation after generation in every aspect of our lives, social, business, political, economical, down to our very core beliefs of how, why and who we are today. The history that is pulled together for our motorcycling community in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame is simply inspiring ...

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