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The Café Racer: RE Continental GT Review

The Café Racer: RE Continental GT Review

Royal Enfield has recently introduced the Continental GT café racer as their “lightest, fastest and most powerful model” now in production. Cycle World 2014 Buyer’s Guide considers it “….a cool new café racer with an affordable price …. and has all the right café racer hardware”. So just what is a café racer?Café racer motorcycles evolved […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Before there was a Harley-Davidson Dyna family there was the Wide Glide. Introduced in 1980 as the FXWG, the Wide Glide represented the epitome of Harley’s factory custom theme, introduced in 1971 with the Super Glide.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Wide GlideBike ClassCruiserYears1993 – 2008, 2010 – presentConfiguration1690 cc fuel injected air-cooledTwin Cam 103Weight650 lb (dry)Height47.8″Seat Height26.7 mmSeat […]

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Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Two research developments came together in 1984 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Softail model family. Work on the Softail frame, which hid the rear suspension to give the bike the look of hard tail choppers of the 60’s and 70’s, began in St. Louis in 1974.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSoftail CustomBike ClassCruiserYears1986 – 1999, 2007 – 2010Configuration1584 cc air-cooled […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Low RiderBike ClassCruiserYears1995 – […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company’s longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster 1200Bike ClassCruiserYears1988 – presentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedWeight562 lb (dry)Height45.1″Seat Height30.5 mmWheelbase59.80″Related Bikes1200 Custom1200 Low1200 NightsterSportster […]

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