Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

With competition getting even stiffer for Harley from the new Victory Vegas 8-Ball and the big bore, 1700cc Triumph Thunderbird, is the classic Harley Dyna Wide Glide cruiser still doing enough? To find out we take all three on a road trip to Brighton for Shaw Harley's beach party to meet up with legendary bike builder Roland Sands.

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Triumph Thunderbird vs. the best of the rest
MCN has already discovered that although the new Triumph Thunderbird is a great bike, it still can't tempt riders who have their hearts set on a Harley. But how does it compare to the other cruiser competition?

Harley-Davidson 48 review
The new Harley-Davidson 48 is supposed to help the American firm attract a new younger fashion-conscious audience. The 48 is basically a stripped-back Sportster 1200, with a wide 150-section front tyre. The speedo is mounted flat on the top yoke and the mirrors are mounted under the handlebars to give the 48 a flat-topped look.

Triumph Thunderbird Storm first ride
The new Triumph Thunderbird Storm is a pared-down, mean and moody version of the standard Thunderbird. MCN's Phill West said: "Aside from predictable black paint and metal finishes plus subtly minimalistic styling, Triumph has gone the extra yard by giving the Storm more performance and a host of neat detail touches." Get all the latest news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com

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