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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Iron Run raises funds for Camp Quality

More than 1000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles roared from Queenstown to Arrowtown today as part of the third annual Iron Run rally in New Zealand, raising funds for Camp Quality. The Thunder Run was the highlight of the two-day rally. It was led by celebrities including actress Danielle Cormack, All Black footy legend Josh Kronfeld, Kiwi DJ …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod

Harley-Davidson adds Street Rod

Harley-Davidson has just added the 750cc Street Rod to their line-up. It’s the second new motorcycle since boss Matt Levatich announced last month that they would introduce 50 new models in the next five years including an electric bike. The Street Rod is a 750cc variant of the new learner-approved, Indian-made Street 500 and joins …

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