Here's What I Thought About Harley-Davidson's New 2018 Softails Immediately After Riding Them

Our camera crew was on hand to capture our first impressions

Sean MacDonald
This is the face of a man who wants a shower.Image from video

Earlier this week, I got to spend two days riding all eight of Harley-Davidson's new 2018 Softail lineup of motorcycles. We rode four models on the first day and four on the second, riding from Los Angeles out to Big Bear, California and back.

We're still working on our reviews and a very special video roundtable discussion with editors from several other magazines, but our camera guys were on hand as we ended the ride and stuck cameras in our faces as soon as we pulled our helmets off to get some initial impressions. Yes, that's why I'm so sweaty and why I have a red mark across my forehead, though sadly my hair pretty much always looks like that.

Check back next week for written riding impressions on each model and the platform as a whole, plus more video content.