2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models get the 107 Milwaukee Eight engine Road King air-cooled

When will air-cooled Harleys end?

The ever-toughening emissions laws have many riders wondering when will air-cooled engines in brands such as Harley-Davidson come to a sad end. The good news, is it’s a long way off yet! That’s according to Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Product Portfolio director Peter Michael Keppler. Ironically, Peter was speaking to us at the launch of the liquid-cooled …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod first ride

The new Harley-Davidson 750cc Street Rod should appeal to younger and more aggressive riders with its macho stance, budget price and sporty performance and exemplary handling. In fact, I’d say it is the best-handling Harley yet! The 750cc variant of the new learner-approved, Indian-made Street 500 ($11,495) arrives in Australia in May 2017 at $12,995. It …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod - wider choice

Hopes for wider LAMS model choice

Novice riders could soon have a wider choice of motorcycles such as the Street Rod (above) under the Learner-Approved Scheme (LAMS) if Harley-Davidson has its way. The company is planning to put a proposal to Australian governments through the Federal Chamber for Automotive Industries to axe the 660cc engine capacity limit. Instead, it would retain the 150kW …

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2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models get the 107 Milwaukee Eight engine Road King air-cooled

Is a bigger engine always better?

They say there is no replacement for displacement, but a recent ride on a couple of bigger Harley-Davidson models made me think otherwise. Like most motorcycle manufacturers, Harley updates their bikes by making bigger and more powerful engines. The latest update is the Milwaukee Eight 107-cube (1753cc) up from the 103 (1687cc) engine. I’ve ridden …

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Harley has a ‘cow’ as sales slide

Harley has a ‘cow’ as sales slide

Harley-Davidson revenue has dropped 14% in the first quarter as a Bollywood actor has called for the company to be banned in India for selling cow leather products. The Milwaukee company blames the slide in sales on weak pricing for used motorcycles, a buildup of 2016 inventory at dealers and sluggish sales in areas of the …

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Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster legends rum wider

Harley-Davidson set for rum customs

Harley-Davidson is creating 22 customised Sportsters with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum “tattoo” artwork to celebrate their 115th anniversary in 2018. In Australia, Harley seems more aligned with bourbon than rum. However, Indian Motorcycles has already sewn up a partnership with Jack Daniels over the past two years. That relationship has created limited-edition bikes which have …

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Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trimes

Harley-Davidson trikes coming soon

The long wait for Harley-Davidson trikes, including the new hot-rod Freewheeler (pictured above), is finally over for Australian riders. The Tri-Glide Ultra will cost $50,995 rideaway and the Freewheeler $40,250 when they arrive in Harley dealerships from October 2017. Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand boss Nigel Keough says the lengthy delay has been in securing Australian Design Rule compliance. …

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Angry and Stephan with Harley Roadster raffle prize

Win an Angry Harley Roadster for the homeless

Angry Anderson will sign the tank of a Harley-Davidson Sportser 1200 Roadster being raffled as part of a Rockin’ 4 the Homeless event. The raffle is part of a big rock concert festering Angry on May 6, 2017, in Redcliffe. Raffle tickets can be bought at their website at $5 each or discounts on multiple …

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Willie G. Davidson Harley-Davidson

Willie G. Davidson honoured at Sturgis Rally

Harley-Davidson icon Willie G. Davidson will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August. Willie G. is the grandson of company co-founder Willian A. Davidson. He made his name as the designer of many important custom models such as the Super Glide, Low Rider and many of …

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Throttle Roll Street Party

Throttle Roll Street Party returns

The fifth annual Throttle Roll Street Party celebrating motorbikes, music, food and drink returns on Easter Saturday, April 15, 2017, to Marrickville in Sydney. This year Harley-Davidson officially joins the party with their new 750cc Street Rod on display for the first time. The Throttle Roll Street Party is Australia’s biggest custom bike celebration. Apart …

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