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Top Speed's 2020 Harley-Davidson Buying Guide

Top Speed’s 2020 Harley-Davidson Buying Guide

Take a look at what Harley-Davidson has on tap for 2020

Harley-Davidson stepped up its game a notch ahead of the 2020 model year with a beefed-up lineup, starting with the mid-year release of its new entry-level cruiser, the Softail Standard. The apparent lag in rider-controlled ride-quality electronics was thoroughly addressed by the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems bundle, and for the electric-bike fans out there, the much-discussed/rarely-seen LiveWire has finally landed on showroom floors. A special Fat Boy marks the 30th anniversary of the model line alongside three new CVO models and an expanded Road Glide family with an S-model Low Rider to round out the new MY20 models.

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The Harley-Davidson “High Piper” Is A Bananas Custom Street Bob Inspired By Iconic Retro Cruisers

The Harley-Davidson “High Piper” Is A Bananas Custom Street Bob Inspired By Iconic Retro Cruisers

With over 20 custom parts, this Street Bob is well-worthy of your attention

No matter how powerful and feature-rich cruisers get, retro cruisers will always hold a special place in the heart of enthusiasts. The folks at the German bike shop Thunderbike also belong to this category and it very well shows on the custom bikes they forge. Case in point is the Harley-Davidson High Piper, a custom take on the popular Street Bob laden with over 20 in-house-made bits and bobs along with an overall retro aesthetic.

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2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy - Performance, Price, and Photos

2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy - Performance, Price, and Photos

The 2021 restyling brightens H-D’s iconic Softail

Harley-Davidson pared down its Softail lineup ahead of MY2021, but its venerable Fat Boy makes the cut to continue into the current lineup. It rolls with the relatively new, 114 cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight engine in a similarly newish Softail frame, but the overall look still displays the classic genetic markers of the Fat Boy family. Better handling and improved performance join with stock ABS protection to complete the 2021 package.

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This Custom Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Costs More Than A Ford Mustang Mach 1!

This Custom Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Costs More Than A Ford Mustang Mach 1!

Right from the aesthetics to the engine internals, Southern County Customs has revamped everything on the bike

If you’re a regular here (thank you!), you already know just how much we love Harley-Davidsons and custom bikes based on them. Even though there are uncountable Harley builds worldwide, only a few possess the power to stand out. A prime example is this custom Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special prepared by Southern County Customs that not only looks uber-cool but even costs considerably more than the Ford Mustang Mach 1.

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2018 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2018 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 - Performance, Price, and Photos

Grunty powerplants, a (relatively) sporty new suspension system give the Fat Bob an aggressive bent meant to appeal to a younger generation of rider

The Fat Bob saw a complete do-over in 2018, so if you rode it before and weren’t impressed, know that you haven’t ridden this Fat Bob. Heavily bobbed and blacked-out, the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob came with a choice of engines — the 107-inch Milwaukee-Eight or the 114-inch version – up until 2020 when only the 114 was carried forward. These grunty powerplants, along with a (relatively) sporty new suspension system from the redesign in 2018 give the Fat Bob an aggressive bent meant to appeal to a younger generation of rider.

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The Special Edition Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 & Tri Glide Will Evoke The Patriot In You

The Special Edition Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 & Tri Glide Will Evoke The Patriot In You

The special edition models mark the onset of Harley’s new Enthusiast Collection

Harley-Davidson is one of the most popular bike makers in the world, which means it has a wide and diverse audience riding its bikes. Celebrating this diversity, the company has announced a new initiative called Enthusiast Collection which will birth special edition models based on existing Harley bikes annually. With this, Harley-Davidson also took the stage to announce this year’s limited edition models - the Pan America 1250 Special G.I. and Tri Glide Ultra G.I. - both celebrating the US Army and the iconic Harley bikes used in WWII.

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Make Your Harley-Davidson Sportster S Louder and Sexier With These New Zard Exhausts

Make Your Harley-Davidson Sportster S Louder and Sexier With These New Zard Exhausts

Not to mention, these will result in an improved power-to-weight ratio too

The Sportster S marked a new chapter in Harley-Davidson’s book, as it set the course for the company’s all-new, revamped Sportster lineup. However, as good-looking as it is, the bike doesn’t round it off with a thunderous growl as Harleys do (credit to Euro-5 norms) and that’s exactly the problem we’re tackling here.

Italian exhaust-maker Zard has taken the wraps off not one but two new exhausts for the Harley-Davidson Sportster S. Called Top Gun and GT, these not only unlock the rumbling exhaust note, but also increase power and decrease weight, making them perfect additions for your Sportster.

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Top 15 Electric Motorcycles In 2022

Top 15 Electric Motorcycles In 2022

With gas prices at an all-time high, this is probably the best time to go electric

Love them or hate them, electric motorcycles are fast becoming a reality. From daily commuters to enduro and race bikes, we’ve seen all kinds of electric bikes hit the road over the past couple of years, and it’s about time we accept that we’ll have to eventually switch to one soon too.

Lucky for us, there’s a vast array of electric bikes catering to riders of all shapes, sizes, and kinds. But, before we tell you our top 15 picks in the e-motorcycle space, here are some reasons why switching to an electric motorcycle isn’t such a bad idea.

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2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S - Performance, Price, and Photos

2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S - Performance, Price, and Photos

It’s a better Harley in just about every important category

Harley-Davidson gives us a glimpse of the near future of the Sportster lineup with the release of its all-new Sportster S model. The MoCo breaks with 35 years of tradition by moving away from the powerplant and base design that first rolled back in ’86 in favor of a new, from-the-ground-up re-imagination that bears little resemblance to its predecessor. Modern chassis design and high-performance V-Twin power set the tone for the newest Sportster addition as the factory looks to become more competitive in its sub Big-Twin range.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Racing Bikes

Top 10 Most Beautiful Racing Bikes

Designed to go as fast as possible, some racing bikes also managed to be utterly beautiful as well

Racing bikes are designed, first and foremost, to go fast. But, somewhere along the way, some of them manage to be just incredibly beautiful as well as hugely successful. Sometimes, the physical beauty is tied up with the incredible engineering involved. This is our top 10 of the most beautiful racing motorcycles ever produced.

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This Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster Bobber Is The Perfect Partner For The Ford GT40

This Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster Bobber Is The Perfect Partner For The Ford GT40

It won’t win you the LeMans like the Ford GT40, but it will surely turn heads in your next HOG meet

Right from the stunning LeMans-winning Ford GT40 to McLaren’s F1 racer in 2021, many cars have rocked the iconic Gulf livery and made headlines with it. However, one place where this livery is yet to make a mark is in the motorcycle world which leaves us (enthusiasts) with nothing but our imagination. Luckily, though, Lord Drake Kustoms has come to the rescue and prepared a bamboozling custom Harley-Davidson Sportster donning the Gulf Oil colors. Here’s a look at it.

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Johnny Depp's 1955 Harley-Davidson K Model Could be the Ultimate Collectible

Johnny Depp’s 1955 Harley-Davidson K Model Could be the Ultimate Collectible

Hope you have deep pockets, cause this iconic Harley ain’t cheap

In the recent past, Johnny Depp has made headlines (you know why) and has come out as the only man to officially win an argument with a woman. As a result, Depp’s fans have had all kinds of celebrations across the world, and Kruse GWS Auctions, being a Depp fan, is doing so too.

How, you ask? Well, by putting up the iconic 1955 Harley-Davidson K Model ridden by Johnny Depp in the movie Cry-Baby. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor not only rode this Harley-Davidson in the movie but also on public roads, thus making it an epic collector’s item for true Depp fans.

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Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022

Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022

From the huge choice of new motorcycles on offer, how do you pick the best? Do you use your head or your heart?

There are literally hundreds of motorcycles on the market today, for all different purposes and wallets. How do you choose? Well, for a start, you read a list like this one - Top Ten Best Motorcycles in 2022 - to give you some inspiration. Then you completely disagree and make up your own list.

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This Time, It's The British That Have Made A Shrunk-down Harley-Davidson Iron 883

This Time, It’s The British That Have Made A Shrunk-down Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Called the Detroit, this 125cc cruiser offers ultimate bang for its buck

The Harley-Davidson Iron 883 has made a solid name for itself and a lot of it has to do with the bike’s affordable price tag. But what if we told you there was an even cheaper way to look as cool as you would on an Iron 883? Well, the case in context is Lexmoto’s new 125cc cruiser that takes inspiration from the popular American cruiser, tones it down into a 125cc avatar, and even pays homage to its American roots by using “Detroit” as its name.

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This Sinister Custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Promises A Rush Of Adrenaline With Its 2100cc Heart

This Sinister Custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Promises A Rush Of Adrenaline With Its 2100cc Heart

Looks so dark and dapper that it could star in the next Batman movie

The Fat Boy has been part of the Harley-Davidson family for over thirty years now and it’s been a chrome-laden cruiser for most of its life. However, proving that the Fat Boy can rock the sinister charm too, custom bikemaker Box 39 has converted it into an all-black monstrosity that looks ready for starring in the next Batman movie.

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Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022

Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022

Lighter than a full touring cruiser, baggers are the perfect blend of style and practicality

A Bagger is a motorcycle that is equipped with panniers but is much leaner and lighter than a full-dress touring bike: it’s the best of both worlds - practicality alongside style and great riding dynamics helped by less weight. Here’s our list of the best baggers available in 2022.

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Custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob Looks Enticing In Its New Bobber Avatar

Custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob Looks Enticing In Its New Bobber Avatar

Bespoke alloys, lowered suspension, performance upgrades — you name it and this bike’s got it!

Anniversaries are special occasions and it’s only sensible to celebrate them with utmost enthusiasm, especially when you enter double digits. Doing exactly that, custom bike shop One Way Machine has done what it does best, preparing a smoking hot bike, based on a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob.

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These Two Custom Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Riders Show Just How “Fun” Hogs Can Be

These Two Custom Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Riders Show Just How “Fun” Hogs Can Be

With Öhlins suspension and an array of aftermarket parts, here are two custom Dyna’s by MB Cycles

Fun is a relative term. For some, it means strolling in the park, while for others it might be, wanting to rumble through the streets on their motorcycles. Even the latter can be broken down into many categories, but mainly people who like on-road fun and off-road fun.

Ensuring both types have equal amounts of fun, MB Cycles a custom bikemaker based out of Germany has prepped up not one but two Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Riders, converting one into a street tracker and the other into a street racer.

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Harley Davidson Suspends Production Due To Supply Chain Issues

Harley Davidson Suspends Production Due To Supply Chain Issues

All Non-Livewire Production At Two Plants Will Stop For At Least Two Weeks

Harley Davidson is the latest manufacturer to announce that it is halting production at two of its U.S. plants due to supply chain issues. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

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An All-American Custom Harley-Davidson That Costs More Than American Muscle Cars? No, We Ain't Kiddin'!

An All-American Custom Harley-Davidson That Costs More Than American Muscle Cars? No, We Ain’t Kiddin’!

It packs four 8-inch speakers, so the rumbling exhaust won’t be the only thing making noise

Harley-Davidsons are commonly used as canvases by custom bikemakers all around the world, but there’s just something special about an all-American custom Harley-Davidson. One such custom Hog has been prepped by Southern Country Customs (hereon called SCC), a custom shop founded by ex-NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, and as you’d expect from a man of such caliber, the build is quite insane, including the equally insane price tag.

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2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 - Performance, Price, and Photos

New from the ground up, it’s Harley’s leap into the adventure market

No doubt about it, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company is breaking new ground nowadays as part of its “100 new bikes” initiative, and look no further than the new Pan America 1250 for one of the most obvious examples thereof. That’s right sports fans, H-D takes on the adventure bike segment with its very own entry that is a standalone machine with no direct connection to the rest of the lineup. An all-new Revolution Max 1250 engine powers this line with H-D’s new RDRS as part of the stock package to make the Pan America a technological marvel.

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Can The Gaokin Thor GK 1000 Power Cruiser Prevail Over The Harley-Davidson Sportster S?

Can The Gaokin Thor GK 1000 Power Cruiser Prevail Over The Harley-Davidson Sportster S?

China vs America, who takes the cake in this comparison?

Gaokin’s Thor GK 1000 cruiser belongs to a distinctive club of Chinese motorcycles which aren’t rip-offs, and it actually comes across as a rather likable package. So likable, in fact, that some might even argue it can take on the dominant figure in the cruiser segment, Harley-Davidson.

This is exactly why we thought why not pit the Gaokin Thor GK 1000 against the sportiest Harley-Davidson right now, the Sportster S, in a paper-based comparison. Here’s how it went.

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The Chinese Have Cloned A Harley-Davidson….And May Have One Up'd It!

The Chinese Have Cloned A Harley-Davidson….And May Have One Up’d It!

Meet the Xiang Shuai XS650N - the the Harley-Davidson Iron 883’s Chinese rip-off

The Chinese motorcycle market is ripe with all kinds of motorcycles, but it is perhaps most well known for the….you guessed it, rip-offs!

Belonging to that very aforementioned group is the Xiang Shuai XS650N which looks exactly like a Harley-Davidson Iron 883 that appears to outperform the American model in a couple of areas. Shocking, right?

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