Big Bear Lake Milwaukee Eight

Harley-Davidson launches eight new models?

Harley-Davidson is expected to launch eight new models tomorrow at the dealer conference in Pasadena, California. The American company unveils its models at its annual dealer conference, followed by a media launch. We have been invited on the 480km motorcycle-media launch next week from Pasadena to Big Bear Lake and back. Why do we think there …

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Harley Milwaukee Eight engine goes black with 2017 FLHRS Road King Special Touring bagger leak

Harley Touring models recalled over oil leak

Harley-Davidson’s 2017 Milwaukee Eight Touring models have been recalled over a possible oil leak which could spill oil on the rear tyre. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission voluntary safety recall notice says the models affected are the FLHX Street Glide Custom, FLHXS Street Glide Special, FLTRX Road Glide, FLTRXS Road Glide Special, FLHTCU Ultra …

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2017 Harley-Davidson 107 Milwaukee Eight engine in a Road King Classic millennials

More Harleys to get Milwaukee Eight?

Harley-Davidson might extend their 107-cube Milwaukee Eight engines to some members of its Dyna and Softail range in the next couple of months. That is purely speculation on our behalf, but it is based on history and mechanics. History Harley releases its next year’s models in September, but they also release two or three updated …

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2017 Harley-Davidson Road King

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King test

The Harley-Davidson Road King just gets better and better every year and the new 107 cubic-inch (1745cc) Milwaukee Eight engine gives it another quantum leap forward. The Road King has long been my favourite Harley. It has the best chassis, it converts to a cruiser with the quick-release screen and bags, it’s very comfortable, handles …

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2017 Harley-Davidson CVOs review

The 2017 Harley-Davidson CVOs with the new 114-cube twin-cooled Milwaukee Eight engines are now even smoother and more sophisticated. In recent years, Harley has finally allowed Aussie journalists to ride and review their expensive Custom Vehicles Operations motorcycles. These have usually been reserved just for customers, but now journos are able to tell customers exactly …

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2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited with 114 Milwaukee Eight V-Twin

Noisy motorbike exhausts doomed?

As noisy motorbike exhausts seem doomed by complaints and heightened law enforcement around the world, Harley-Davidson has been able to increase the noise of its new models. Their new Milwaukee Eight V-twin engine is mechanically quieter which means they have been able to make the exhaust note louder and richer while still remaining legal in world-standard …

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How Harley’s new V-Twin performs

Harley-Davidson’s first all-new big V-Twin in 17 years, the Milwaukee Eight, is an absolute cracker that, together with the upgraded suspension in the Touring range will shatter perceptions and criticisms. If the Rushmore Project updates on the Touring line-up were like man landing on the moon, this is like man landing on Mars – a giant leap for Harley-kind. There …

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Harley-Davidson launches Milwaukee Eight

Harley-Davidson is increasing the size of its engines to 107 cubes (1745cc) and 114 cubes (1870cc) with four valves per cylinder. It’s called the Milwaukee-Eight (referring to where it’s made and the number of valves) and is the ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines. The 107 will be introduced in the Touring …

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Traction control Harley-Davidson 2017 launch

Harley-Davidson to add traction control?

Could traction control be coming to the 2017 Harley-Davidson fleet? The clue comes in the invitation to the world’s media to attend the launch of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle range in Seattle suggesting traction control could be introduced. The words “more control” are accompanied by “more power” and “better handling” to indicate the updates to …

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