Back when the bobber scene was in full effect, bike makers like Harley-Davidson were churning out one awesome bike after another. But even if those days are long gone, Harley is keeping the spirit alive with a bike like the Dyna FXDB Street Bob.
Stripped down to the bare essentials and as “naked” as the law allows, the Dyna FXDB Street Bob is as pure a cruiser bike as one can get. Ever since it was introduced to the market, the bike has been the personification of an attitude-laden motorcycle that has redefined the way custom bikes are looked at.
In terms of its design, the Dyna FXDB Street Bob is keeping true to its bobber roots, featuring a redesigned solo seat, a chopped rear fender without support covers, a top triple clamp with an integrated riser, a wrinkle-back low-profile tank console with an electronic speedometer, a retro-style LED tail light, a Street Bob air-cleaner trim ring, a stainless steel, internally-wired mini ape-hanger handlebar, a wrinkle-black battery box and belt guard, and Black Steel Laced wheels with Michelin Scorcher tires.
Then, there’s the matter of the powertrain. The Dyna FXDB Street Bob is powered by a rubber-mounted 1584cc Twin Cam 96 V-Twin engine with an Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 92 lb/ft of torque, and mated to a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
There’s no doubt about what the Harley Davidson Dyna FXDB Street Bob is capable of. What’s important to know about this bike is that despite having lived in an bygone era, the bike still stands tall in today’s market as one of the best cruiser bikes in Harley-Davidson’s fold.
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The all-new Harley-Davidson XL1200X Sportster Forty-Eight is a bike that drips power and attitude, something that its builder, Harley-Davidson, wasted the bike to exude.
Can we blame them? If you see this bike prowling the streets, then you best get out of its way. The Forty-Eight is the personification of an urban brawler; from the fat, balloon tires to the all-steel peanut tank to the solo seat and all the custom touches in-between, the Forty-Eight is a mighty two-wheeled trampler that owns the concrete road.
In terms of design, Harley-Davidson wanted to build a bike that not only performs like a beast, but looks like one too. The 26" seat height offers a low profile, while the peanut tank and big 16" wheels combine for a menacing look that could only come from Harley-Davidson. Custom touches have also been added, including a chopped front fender mounted on fork brace with lightening holes, a slammed speedometer, under bar mounted mirrors, a low profile custom handlebar, a side-mounted license plate, and a pair of 16" black, laced steel wheels.
For all of its imposing aesthetic characteristics, the heart of the Forty-Eight is still its rubber-mounted 1,200cc Evolution V-Twin powertrain, one that comes with an Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), a chrome, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers, and a five-speed transmission.
Any which way you look at the Harley Davidson XL1200X Sportster Forty-Eight, you’ll go back to the same conclusion: it’s the kind of meaty cruiser that you’d love to have in your garage.
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When it comes to customizing your touring motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback is a top-tier choice. With detachable hard saddlebags and a quick-detach windshield, you can remove and customize your street cruiser in just a matter of seconds.
From a hardline tourer, the Switchback can be turned into a full-fledged custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, and a mini-ape handlebar. When it’s time to head out for a long weekend, simply re-install the saddlebags and windshield, and the Switchback is ready to provide an exhilarating ride like no other.
Even better is that the Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category, making a true versatile cruiser with plenty of attitude. The styling evokes a classic proportion and clean, straightforward lines. It’s got a mini-ape handlebar and a pull-back riser that combine with full-length rider footboards and a two-up touring seat to provide a comfortable ride no other bike in its segment can compete with. The one-piece, two-up seat features custom stitched detail with the seat height at 26.1," making for a comfortable ride.
Then there’s the powertrain, the motorcycle comes with a muscular and powerful Twin Cam 1,690cc V-Twin engine that delivers strong performance on the boulevard and on the highway. A 2-into-1 chrome exhaust with straight-cut muffler has been tuned to provide a deep exhaust tone while an advanced suspension has been tuned for comfort and precise handling. Nitrogen-charged, monotube rear shocks have preload-adjustable, dual rate springs. A 41.3mm front fork with a 20mm cartridge delivers enhanced damping performance, handling, and ride comfort.
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Harley-Davidson has earned a reputation as the preeminent motorcycle for those looking to scratch their itch for customization. And for those riders who want a head start on building their dream custom motorcycle, the Dyna Super Glide Custom model is an ideal choice.
This stylish performer’s long, low profile fender is enhanced by a low-slung, two-up ribbed seat that, together with a stainless steel mini pull-back handlebar, creates a lean look on the front end. The Dyna Super Glide Custom also features a sport wrap-around rear fender with painted supports, a chrome low-profile tank console with an electronic speedometer, and a full set of Chrome Steel Laced wheels.
Inside all the chrome and steel awesomeness, the Dyna Super Glide Custom is powered by a 1584 cc Twin Cam 96 engine that’s perfectly suited to rumble along any surface while shifting smoothly with the 6-speed cruise drive gearbox, creating a ride that not only emphasizes styling substance, but also has the meat and power worthy of the Harley-Davidson name.
For anybody that’s looking into scoring a Harley-Davidson in the near future, the Dyna Super Glide Custom’s combination of customizable aesthetics and impressive powertrain performance makes it an ideal choice. After all, there’s a reason why this bike is so popular amongst hardcore riders the world over.
It’s been tried and proven to be the real deal.
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The Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883L SuperLow is a throwback to what Harley’s are all about: fun to ride, easy to own, and plenty of performance.
We all know that any motorcycle is more enjoyable when its fit, function, and styling are a perfect match to its owner. That’s why the Sportster XL883L SuperLow is such a fun bike because it offers plenty of the things riders enjoy in a low-hung cruiser. Balanced and responsive handling is a key element of the SuperLow, helping the rider and the machine glide through corners with smooth confidence. The bike’s combination of wheel size, radial tires, and front-end geometry also contributes to its outstanding maneuverability while the final drive ratio is matched to the rear wheel size to provide smooth acceleration.
The bike also offers a generous rear-suspension travel while it’s aerodynamic design comes with plenty of advantages, including a deeply cushioned seat and an easy-reach handlebar that provides outstanding comfort.
In terms of performance the SuperLow has riders covered with an Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), which Harley rubber-mounted to reduce the powertrain vibration. The engine is then mated to a five-speed transmission with a dual staggered exhaust system.
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The Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883N Iron 883 is the personification of a stealthy and evocative bike that the Sportster line has been known for since it was born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of the 50’s.
Fast forward to 2012 and the Iron 883 is still a favorite cruiser for Harley enthusiasts, highlighted by a design that evokes its Dark Custom styling.
Among the stand-out features of the Iron 883 include new black side covers, black powder-coated engine and covers, a black headlamp bucket with black visor and a satin trim ring, a black drag-style handlebar and riser, a chrome exhaust with dual straight-cut mufflers, black fork sliders and fork gaiters, and a pair of 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels wrapped in 31" Michelin Scorcher front and rear tires.
Inside, the Iron 883 runs with an 883cc Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI). The ridiculously powerful engine comes with a five-speed transmission with a dual staggered exhaust system.
True to its calling as an all-world cruiser, the Iron 883 takes attitude to a really, really dark place. It reflects the style of riders who want a quality
ride with no hassles; it’s the blacked-out, back-alley bruiser that’s considered the “anti-chrome” Harley model.
The Iron 883 is for those who want their first taste of that ride-hard-and-put-up-wet lifestyle that Dark Customs bikes are famous for.
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Harley-Davidson has rolled out their latest line of heavyweight bikes and if you’re in the business of high-powered cruisers, you’re going to love what they have in store for you.
One of the newly launched bikes is the CVO Road Glide Custom, which features a combination of the model’s distinctive frame-mounted fairing with a slender, road-hugging profile.
It comes with plenty of unique features, including a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a customized two-piece seat that comes with a removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching, brushed nickel skull medallions on the fuel tank and fairing, and a low-profile fuel tank console with an illuminated CVO graphic insert.
On top of that, you’ll also find a new "Heavy Breather" style air intake with a black anodized cover, a black ergonomically-designed, internally-wired handlebar, a 19" Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel, and an indoor storage cover with an embroidered CVO logo to go with a commemorative CVO ignition key and a customized tool kit.
There’s also a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon advanced audio radio that includes CD/AM/FM/WB capabilities, delivering 100 watts per channel to a pair of five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. On top of that, the bike also comes with an 8GB Apple iPod nano connects via an interface located in the right-side saddlebag.
Other items of note with the CVO Road Glide Custom include three custom-color finishes with each one having a gloss black powdercoat powertrain, color-matched upper fork sliders, rear fender strut covers, and a license plate light cover.
Powering the CVO Road Glide Custom is a fuel-injected Twin Cam 110 V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine that’s being offered in a Harley-Davidson machine with a claimed peak torque of 122 lb/ft.
If you’re interested in the Harley CVO Road Glide Custom, the bike will come with a price tag of $30,699. Sadly, it’s going to come only as a limited production of 2,100 models, which means that if you want one, you’re going to have get yours as early as you can.
Harley-Davidson is rolling out a fleet of new bikes, all of which should make fans of the iconic American motorcycle maker drool and grab for their wallets at the soonest possible time.
Even better, at least a few of these models are limited edition pieces, including the 2012 V-Rod 10th Anniversary, a commemorative model that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand’s V-Rod model.
In developing the frame for the bike, Harley went above and beyond to make something that will catch the awe and adulation of its customer base. Using an innovative process called hydrofoaming, Harley was able to build a strong chassis that features unconventional angles while applying fewer welds and bending and shaping metal pipes with high-pressure water. To go with the unique chassis, Harley-Davidson decked out the V-Rod 10th Anniversary model with plenty of striking features, including a Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that bears a striking similarity to the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod models. There’s also an aluminum speed screen, a drag-style low rise handlebar, dual chromed mufflers, heat shields, polished forks, clamps, and handlebars, silver split 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels with machined highlights, a silver instrument cluster, a two-up bucket saddle, and special edition V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.
Powering the V-Rod 10th Anniversary model is an engine that Harley built in collaboration with Porsche, an innovative technical masterpiece called the 1,250cc V-Twin Revolution. It’s a fuel injected, liquid cooled powertrain that comes with dual overhead cams, producing an output of 125 horsepower and 84 lb/ft of torque at 7,000 rpm with a combined fuel efficiency rating of 37 mpg.
The attached price tag for this special edition Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary model is $15,999, which is by no means cheap. But given the special edition tag and the fact that it’s a Harley-Davidson, there will always be a strong appeal for it in the bike-riding population of America.
Chris Evans hits the cinemas next week as the star-spangled hero in Captain America and as with most blockbusters of its stature, there are plenty of companies looking to capitalize on the vast marketing potential the movie is expected to draw. In this particular case, one company that’s all too familiar with the period setting of Captain America – World War II, if you didn’t know – has decided to hitch a ride with the American patriot. That company is Harley-Davidson.
History lessons on this subject will tell you that around the time of the second World War, Harley Davidson had over 70,000 WLA bikes – they were affectionately called the “Liberators” - built for the soldiers of the war to use in whatever means they could. This wasn’t lost in the movie as trailers have shown Cap himself riding one of these bad boys in America’s fight against Red Skull and his evil band of German henchmen. All in all, Harley Davidson collaborated with Marvel to build five Cross Bones bikes modified to make them look like the WLAs of the 40s.
On top of producing the bikes used in the movie, the two companies also collaborated on building two special edition bikes for their “H-D Free the World” promotion, one to a member of the military and another to a plain old Joe like all of us. As part of the giveaway, the two lucky winners will travel to the Harley production facility in Milwaukee to receive a pair of Sportster 1200 that can be customized to their tastes and preferences.
To learn more on how you can be that lucky civilian to win a customized Harley 1200 Sportster, feel free to check out the link and found out all the information you need to enter the contest.
Japanese denim brand, Evisu, may not be a familiar name to a lot of people in this side of the world, but over in Japan and Asia, the fashion house is quite a big name. So now that the company is celebrating its 20th anniversary, it only seems fitting to have something special done to commemorate the occasion. By taking a Harley Davidson bike and dressing it up in spectacular fashion, Evisu did exactly that.
Together with the Harley-Davidson dealership in London-Warr, the oldest Harley dealer in Europe, Evisu created a customized, hand-made, limited edition Kamone Sprinter, a bike that combines vintage styling with modern bad-assery, thanks to the the extensive use of black, chrome, and gold that serve as its primary colors.
The meticulous styling details crafted into the bike also underscore Evisu’s goal of making this bike a true one-off jewel. In addition to the fancy three-piece scheme, Evisu also made sure to give plenty of design inspirations from their brand, one that emphasizes pure functionality with timeless elegance.
“Synonymous with luxurious craftsmanship and one-off design, The Evisu Warr’s Harley-Davidson Motorbike, aptly named the Kamome Sprinter, showcases the creativity and hand-made practices for which both brands are famous,” the Japanese denim brand said in a statement.
“Welding, carving, bending metal; stitching, riveting denim, and embossing and treating leather – the Evisu heritage is celebrated throughout the entire motorcycle, and the same technical exactness that Evisu rule by was taken into account,” it added.
The bike has been tagged as a limited edition – rightfully so – that costs £35,000, which is about $58,000 based on current exchange rates. Anybody interested in owning this rare Harley can avail of it at the Evisu store in London.