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Harley-Davidson’s 2024 Road Glide ($25,999) is an iconic touring motorcycle that is meant to embody the spirit of freedom and adventure so many people associate with the Bar & Shield brand. It doesn’t hurt that Harley’s touring line is made up of remarkably good all-around motorcycles, with exceptional long-distance comfort, surprisingly good handling, and increasingly broad technical features. Plus, the Road Glide’s unmistakable design is etched into the American motorcyclist’s mind. Characterized by its distinctive shark-nose fairing, this touring cruiser is the bike most people—even non-riders—visualize when they hear the word “bagger.” Well, that or the Street Glide with the “batwing.”

We stretch the legs of Harley-Davidson’s new and most certainly improved 2024 Road Glide ($25,999).
We stretch the legs of Harley-Davidson’s new and most certainly improved 2024 Road Glide ($25,999). (Kevin Wing/)

“Harley-Davidson put the batwing fairing and hard bags on the touring motorcycle chassis in 1969 and created the Grand American Tourer,” says Brad Richards, vice president of design and creative director.

Harley-Davidson’s Road Glide is leaner, meaner, and more technologically advanced for the 2024 model year.
Harley-Davidson’s Road Glide is leaner, meaner, and more technologically advanced for the 2024 model year. (Brian J. Nelson/)

“One of the things about Harley-Davidson is the evolution of the aesthetics was rather slow compared to some other aspects of consumer products,” he says. “That means that the designs are very familiar to our customers.

“So any change of feature or DNA has to be highly scrutinized to make sure that we make the right move because there’s so much familiarity between the product and our customer, and there’s so much emotional connection between the customer and the product. So we spent a lot of time developing these new touring motorcycles.

“We [added] a lit signature,” Richardson says, “what we call the ‘lit signature,’ much like modern automobiles. Lighting has really become a piece of design content that people are using to create identity even at night, so when you can’t see the product, you see this motorcycle coming down the road and you’ll know it is a Harley-Davidson.

The Road Glide’s cockpit is more inviting for 2024. We love the oversize and easy-to-use 12.3-inch color TFT display.
The Road Glide’s cockpit is more inviting for 2024. We love the oversize and easy-to-use 12.3-inch color TFT display. (Brian J. Nelson/)

“It does a couple things. We actually did want it to feel a little bit like an eagle. I’m not going to lie,” he says, smiling. “That was part of the shape. When it lights up at night, you get that feeling of the wings and sort of a head. But it also allows us to integrate the turn indicators, which up to this point had been hanging on the motorcycle.”

At the heart of the Road Glide beats a potent Milwaukee-Eight engine, now sporting 117ci (1,923cc) of American muscle.

Harley-Davidson’s regal-riding Road Glide is now good for 130 lb.-ft. of torque, says The Motor Company.
Harley-Davidson’s regal-riding Road Glide is now good for 130 lb.-ft. of torque, says The Motor Company. (Kevin Wing/)

“We try to really celebrate the mechanicalness of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, starting with the Milwaukee V-twin engine. When you do that, it’s a challenging design problem because you can’t rely on plastic covers to cover up all the different technical elements and mechanical elements. So it’s anatomy on display,” Richardson continues.

“It’s not the same 117 [as last model year],” adds Scott Nash, chief

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By: Adam Waheed
Title: 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Reviews With Videos
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/harley-davidson-road-glide-reviews-with-videos/
Published Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:00:02 +0000

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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