Irrational Adoration: Best Western and Harley-Davidson Press Tour

I throw the Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster into the corner, hard and fast enough that it wobbles on Quebec’s pavement chop. This will pass, but sometimes a little active intervention helps – we throttle on out of the apex to a scrape of the peg. A long straight and the little Sportster’s needle brushes 160kph, this Harley-Davidson/Best Western press tour hasn’t been going to plan, but thundering down the straight and setting up for the next corner I can’t help but crack a smile.

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2005 Buell Ulysses – All Roads Lead To Roam

The rocks are rounded, smoothed and damp with the morning’s cool fall dew.  The road has seen water, and lots of it, in its tenure as both tributary and means of conveyance.  In the face of the stunning surroundings I keep in mind the words of wisdom offered by my offroad companion, “stand up, keep…

Harley Davidson VRSCR Street Rod – Sport Cruiser Resurrected

This is not how it should be, no, not at all. This is a Harley Davidson and frankly I’m shocked.There is no hint of an engine carved from cast iron and suspension made of tree trunks, this is not the “resist-all-change” response to development that HD has become known for. This is good, really good. Not…

Thunder and Lightning – the Buell XB12S and XB9S

The fuel injection light flicks off giving me the OK to fire up the Buell XB12S Lightning.  I thumb the ignition button and it shudders to life.  Which answers the first question people ask about the Buell, “Does it really shake as much as everyone says?”  The answer is, “Yes”.  At idle the Lightning XB12S…