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H-D 2018 Forty-Eight Special and Iron 1200

H-D 2018 48 and Iron Review

Two for the road Conceptually the premise of the Forty-Eight Special Sportster makes sense. 1948 was the first year the world saw a 2.1-gallon peanut tank on a Harley-Davidson, hence the name 48. The Forty-Eight Sportster platform debuted in 2010 as the third in the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom Sportster line, with a blacked-out drivetrain and bobbed front and rear fender. ...

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2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Drifting to the dark side I’m a fan of Indian: as a brand, as a company and as the underdog. There, I wrote it. Now you know there will be bias in this story—but only from a historical perspective. My first American Big Twin was a 2001 Gilroy Indian Chief, which I sold, and then I got my 1947 Indian ...

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

A rarified affair Carmel, Calif., May 5—I know, I know; $75 to get into a motorcycle show on a golf course green for six hours? Can it possibly be worth it? And it’s $95 if you walk up the day of the event, but it includes lunch and all the ice cream you can eat… ice cream, not beer; you ...

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2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

A bike for all seasons Harley-Davidson has a long history of manufacturing bikes that can be converted from around-town motorcycles into touring models. The FXRT was likely the first iteration of this concept, adding saddlebags and a full fairing. During the Dyna years, there was the Dyna Convertible, a typical Dyna platform but with the addition of bags that could ...

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