Connect with us

The Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide is an iconic cruiser that played a significant role in shaping the American motorcycle landscape. Introduced in 1949, the Hydra-Glide was a groundbreaking model that revolutionized The Motor Company’s lineup with advanced features (at the time), including a telescopic hydraulic fork and its distinctive “panhead” engine, named for its unique-shaped rocker box covers resembling cooking pans. For 2024, Harley-Davidson recreates the experience with its 2024 Hydra-Glide Revival ($24,999).

Harley-Davidson shows off its latest retro cruiser with the Hydra-Glide Revival.
Harley-Davidson shows off its latest retro cruiser with the Hydra-Glide Revival. (Harley-Davidson/)

“The 2024 Hydra-Glide Revival model celebrates the 75th anniversary of the 1949 introduction of the Hydra-Glide telescopic front suspension for Harley-Davidson E and F models,” Harley-Davidson notes in its official press release. “When Hydra-Glide equipped models were introduced, the saddle of a smooth-riding Harley-Davidson FL motorcycle was an exciting way for many Americans to explore the country on the new network of interstate highways.”

The Motor Company pays homage to the past with the latest addition to its Icons Motorcycle Collection.
The Motor Company pays homage to the past with the latest addition to its Icons Motorcycle Collection. (Harley-Davidson/)

In terms of design, the original Hydra-Glide boasted classic Harley-Davidson styling cues, including its iconic teardrop fuel tank, valanced fenders, and chrome accents. These design elements not only contributed to its aesthetic appeal but also underscored its status as a symbol of American motorcycling heritage. The Hydra-Glide Revival is like a blast from the past, but with a modern twist. It’s all about taking Harley’s existing Heritage Classic model and cranking up retro flavor from the 1950s.

Only 1,750 Hydra-Glide Revival units will be manufactured.
Only 1,750 Hydra-Glide Revival units will be manufactured. (Harley-Davidson/)

Wearing a similar paint job from the ‘56 model including the classic “V” tank badges—it’s like taking a ride through history. Another nice touch is the speedometer’s old-school aesthetic and it includes a custom insert on the bar risers, displaying the Hydra-Glide logo and each bike’s exclusive serial number (only 1,750 units will be manufactured). It also features a taller (and removable) windscreen versus the Heritage Classic, with a sleek color-matched lower piece.

The rider’s saddle is decked out with tassels, studs, fringe, and white seam piping with red contrast stitching. Hard-mounted saddlebags match the vibe with a tasseled and studded treatment. Yet the luggage is lockable and water-resistant so you can stash your gear safely. There are no passenger accommodations for this model.

Under the 5.0-gallon fuel tank is a 114ci Milwaukee-Eight V-twin (1,868cc) fitted with a circular air cleaner cover affording another nod to the old days. The engine is rated at 94 hp at 4,750 rpm and 119 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 revs. In typical Harley fashion owners can elevate power with Screamin’ Eagle accessories.

One of the standout features of the original Hydra-Glide was its front suspension system, which incorporated hydraulic damping, hence the “Hydra” in its name. Fast-forward to today and the Hydra-Glide Revival’s underpinnings are from the redesigned-for-2017 Softail line.

Front suspension duties are handled by a 49mm telescopic fork with Showa’s dual-bending valve technology. A preload-adjustable shock is hidden under the rear fender while the laced wheels and brakes are pulled from the Heritage Classic. The Hydra-Glide Revival will be on display at this year’s Daytona Bike Week event in early March 2024.

2024 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide Revival Technical Specifications and Price

MSRP:$24,999Engine:Milwaukee-Eight 45-degree V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.Displacement:114ci (1,868cc)Bore x Stroke:102.0 x 114.3mmCompression Ratio:10.5:1Transmission/Final Drive:6-speed/beltClaimed Horsepower:94 hp @ 4,750 rpmClaimed Torque:119 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpmFuel System:Electronic Sequential Port Fuel InjectionClutch:Wet, multiplate assistFrame:Tubular steelFront Suspension:49mm telescopic,

Read More

—————-

By: Adam Waheed
Title: 2024 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide Revival Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/harley-davidson-hydra-glide-revival-preview/
Published Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2024 11:00:02 +0000

Continue Reading

Motor

Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

yamaha wr155r scrambler 745x497 1

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co. Read More

—————-

By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://mansbrand.com/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/

Continue Reading

Motor

1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

272318 Miscellaneous534297 200x150 1

>

1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

Read More

—————-

By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

Continue Reading

Motor

1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

270697 Front 3 4 200x133 1

>

1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

Read More

—————-

By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

Continue Reading

Trending