Some words only appear in print; you seldom hear people speak them. “Brandish” is one. Nobody ever says, “Is that a banana you’re brandishing?” or, “Don’t brandish that thing at me!” Another one is “harken.” I’ve only heard the word a couple of times, once at a Renaissance Fair and once at lunch with Hoyer, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Personalizing Harley-Davidson’s newest Softail, the FLS Slim, is as easy as thumbing through The Motor Company’s Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories Spring 2012 catalog supplement and placing an order with your local dealer. Among the additions seen here: Gloss Black Fork Cover Kit ($139.95) and Lower Fork Sliders ($389.95), Headlamp Trim Ring ($29.95), Solo Spring [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two XL1200V Sportster – First Ride Showroom-floor old-school cruiser cool from Harley.
Photography by Jeff Allen As soon as Harley rolled out this pretty little redhead, I knew I had to ride it. You see, back in the day, I rode—or more accurately, performed roadside repairs on—a crazy Scandinavian-style hardtail Sportster chopper. I’m talking about a terrifyingly noodley 12-inch-over springer variety. My ill-mannered beast was much more [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
First Look: 2012 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two and FLS Softail Slim The Motor Company brings back “big metalflake” and introduces the “essential” Softail.
In early February, Harley-Davidson unveiled two new “mid-year” models, the 2012 XL1200V Seventy-Two and FLS Softail Slim, at Southern California biker hotspot Cook’s Corner. The Seventy-Two is part of Harley’s popular Dark Custom line, which also includes the Iron 883, Nightster, Forty-Eight, Street Bob, Fat Bob and Blackline. Drawing its name from Route 72— the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)