Top Speed’s 2020 Harley-Davidson Buying Guide
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.
The Harley-Davidson “High Piper” Is A Bananas Custom Street Bob Inspired By Iconic Retro Cruisers
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.
2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy - Performance, Price, and Photos
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.
This Custom Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Costs More Than A Ford Mustang Mach 1!
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.
2018 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 - Performance, Price, and Photos
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.
The Special Edition Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 & Tri Glide Will Evoke The Patriot In You
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.
Make Your Harley-Davidson Sportster S Louder and Sexier With These New Zard Exhausts
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.
Top 15 Electric Motorcycles In 2022
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.
2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S - Performance, Price, and Photos
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.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Racing Bikes
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.
This Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster Bobber Is The Perfect Partner For The Ford GT40
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.
Johnny Depp’s 1955 Harley-Davidson K Model Could be the Ultimate Collectible
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.
Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022
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.
This Time, It’s The British That Have Made A Shrunk-down Harley-Davidson Iron 883
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.
This Sinister Custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Promises A Rush Of Adrenaline With Its 2100cc Heart
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.
Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022
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.
Custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob Looks Enticing In Its New Bobber Avatar
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.
These Two Custom Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Riders Show Just How “Fun” Hogs Can Be
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.
Harley Davidson Suspends Production Due To Supply Chain Issues
An All-American Custom Harley-Davidson That Costs More Than American Muscle Cars? No, We Ain’t Kiddin’!
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.
2021 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 - Performance, Price, and Photos
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.
Can The Gaokin Thor GK 1000 Power Cruiser Prevail Over The Harley-Davidson Sportster S?
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.
The Chinese Have Cloned A Harley-Davidson….And May Have One Up’d It!
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?