Moto USA 2011 Daytona Beach Bike Week
Motorcycle USA travels to Daytona Beach to take in 2011 Bike Week. We look
back at all the Main Street parties, motorcycle racing action, custom bike
shows and memorable rides.
2011 Harley Blackline Review - Harley's latest bad boy goes barely legal
The new Blackline's silhouette makes known the bike's Softail heritage, but
this latest model to join the Dark Custom series also sports a lot of the
chopping and bobbing seen on the likes of the Forty-Eighty, Nightster and
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RSD Harley Davidson Blackline Build
This is a quick run through and conceptual phase of the Blackline. Check
out Rolandsands.com to see the finished bike.
Music by Jeremy Andrews
2011 Harley-Davidson Blackline FXS Dyno Run
Watch Road Test Editor Don Canet performance testing the 2011
Harley-Davidson Blackline FXS on the Cycle World Dyno.
Check out CW's First Ride review:
Victory Vegas vs. Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Motorcycle Comparison
Victory Motorcycles has started a pilot program where the manufacturer is
providing Harley-Davidson motorcycles to be test ridden back to back with
various Victory Motorcycles.
In this video, DSJR70 from TheVOG.net gives his opinions after riding both
a 2010 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide and a 2011 Victory Vegas.
2011 Harley Davidson Blackline
This is my new 2011 Harley Davidson Blackline! Awesome bike! Got rid of a
few stock items such as the seat, pipes and air breather.
I put on the Harley solo seat, Vance & Hines short shots, big sucker air
breather, side mount license plate.
My 2011 Harley Davidson FXS Blackline - Customized - video 2
My 2011 Harley Davidson FXS Blackline - fully customized - sportster fuel
tank pughco z-bar vance&hines RSD tracker Exhaust - solo seat - motorcycle storehouse iron
cross air filter - arlen ness forward commands - kellermann turn lights
avon speedmaster mk2 and shinko 240 tyres - franco cuoio frame bag and much
more...custom paint by Dany's Garage Bologna
FLHR Road King Test Ride
2 weeks with a new Roadie.
My cunning plan successfully convinced Harley-Davidson Australia to lend me
their Road King press bike - so I could put together an article for Kiwi
A 'where to ride guide for the motorcyclists among the 400 thousand New
Zealanders who visit the South-East Queensland region every year'.
So, for two weeks this beauty graced my garage while my KLR 650 was in
safely stowed in the shed at my local Harley shop -- Morgan and Wacker.
Over the course of my...errr...research I had great rides to the North of
our East Brisbane base. To the Sunshine Coast and the great riding in the
hinterland and South to the Gold Coast and its scenic hinterland.
As well as a ton of day rides around the city of Brisbane and the hills to
the west of the urban sprawl.
It was great to get re-acquainted with one of my favourite motorcycles.
A number of Road Kings have passed my way in the time I've been dribbling
on about bikes.
I've enjoyed riding them since my first encounter in 2002.
One consistent has been that every year the bikes have gotten just that
little bit better, more refined -- as you would expect over time.
And Harley have had quite a while to get it right.
The First Road Kings appeared in 1994 although Harley states the bike's
Heritage goes all the way back to the original 1965 Electra Glide.
At the heart of the vehicle is the now familiar 103 Cubic Inch Twin Cam
engine with integrated oil cooler, it runs push-rod operated valves and
self adjusting lifters. The engine is rubber mounted and the six speed
gearbox features Harley's Isolated Drive system for smooth power delivery.
Compared to how the engine behaves at idle, there is very little vibration
at operating speeds.
It has a bore and stroke of 98.4mm x 111.1mm and is fed by Sequential Port
fuel injection and the real please of the engine is it's maximum torque of
136nm at 3,5900 rpm. It makes for pretty relaxed touring, even with a load.
The standard touring inclusions include hard luggage with pretty good
carrying capacity, a saddle that is 'all day' good, a big screen, easily
removed or replaced depending on the ride, folding footboards for comfort
and easy to use electronic cruise control.
I really did fine it very east to spend all day in the saddle across all of
the types of riding I put the bike through.
Freeway cruising is a delight. Sit back in comfort and just roll away the
Back roads and twisties are just as pleasant. Cornering clearance is pretty
good for a unit with footboards. 76mm of travel is available from the air
adjustable rear suspension, so the ride is quite firm, particularly on
rough surfaces, but the bike tracks well and holds a line very nicely. The
way it torques out of the corners adds to the appeal.
One of the most significant improvements has been in the way the bikes
The Road King has been fitted with twin 4 pot Brembos up front and a single
at the rear. They are genuine 2-finger brakes now. Fitted with ABS in the
local market as standard. They pull up pretty well.
Pretty well. That's sums up how I went with the latest Road King.
Over time it has evolved into a compliant boulevard cruiser, an excellent
day rider and it's capable of handling a much longer adventure - If you
could do so -- it would happily chug along at 80mph all day.
It's great looking, beautifully finished and just made me feel good to be
I did over 1000km in the two weeks I had it and loved every minute of it.
On to my next cunning plan.