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2008 Harley-Davidsons First Ride Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2008 Harley-Davidsons. 2008 Harley-Davidsons First Ride.

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2008 Harley-Davidson Road King
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Harley is addressing the so-so brakes of past models with a new Brembo package and optional ABS.
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2008 Ultra Classic Electra Glide
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2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
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The 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide has a 40-watt Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon as standard equipment.
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2008 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide
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2008 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Anniversary Edition
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The black and gold color scheme looks better up close than in this photo of the 2008 Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod Anniversary Edition.
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Chrome slash cut exhaust with dual mufflers emit a healthy growl from the more powerful 1250cc Revolution V-Twin.
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The engines on the V-Rod have received a boost in displacement and horsepower.
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2008 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special
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For 2008, the Sportster logo will no longer adorn the signature peanut tank. The H-D namesake will instead label all new Sportsters to avoid any confusion about whom the bike is made by.
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2008 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Anniversary Edition
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2008 Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster
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As the sun sets on the city, the retro-rod styling of the 2008 Harley-Davidson XL1200N Nightster is ready to burn up some pavement.
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The '08 Road Glide has a new Brembo triple-disc brake system, an electronic throttle control system and a bigger tank.
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The 2008 FLTR Road Glide features an aerodynamic 'shark nose' frame-mounted fairing that reduces weight on the fork and handlebar.
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Dual four-inch headlamps and the Fat Bob's iconic fuel tank shape make the '08 Dyna Fat Bob easily recognizable.
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The solid 16-inch cast aluminum slotted disc wheels were a good pick for the Fat Bob's chunky front tires.
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The 2008 Harley-Davidson FXDF Dyna Fat Bob is the newest member of the Dyna family.
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The '08 Fat Bob is the first of the Dyna family to run on a big 130mm front tire on16-inch by 3.5-inch slotted cast aluminum wheel.
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The Rocker C has a more polished, bling look than its sibling the Rocker.
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The position of the 2008 Rocker's forward controls and independent V-Bar handlebar put the rider in a fists-forward position.
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The Rocker is ready for riders who want to lead the rock-n-roll lifestyle.
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With a stretched-out rake, a long 69.2-inch wheelbase and a fatty rear tire, the Rocker has styling cues that appeal to custom riders.
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Harley-Davidson looks to cash in on the custom craze with its own custom-styled Rocker. Even the name appeals to a younger demographic.
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The Rockertail rear end is styled like a hard tail and rides fairly rigid as well.
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I kept expecting Malakai to pop out of the corn rows and chase me down the rode but all we experienced during our photo shoot was a couple of curious farmers.
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The riding ergos aboard the '08 Rocker C gave my arms a good workout.
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Despite its 36.5 inch fork angle and 240mm rear tire, the Rocker C flowed well through the turns I encountered.
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Almost all of the Satin Stainless metallic powdercoat components of the Rocker has received a healthy dose of chrome in the Rocker C.
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The Rocker C's frame is custom color-matched to the bodywork. Flame on.
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Lost and loving it. I wondered if anybody from H-D noticed that I was out gallavanting through the Maryland countryside on their latest $20k machine.
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A Harley rep demonstates the ease of attaching the small passenger pillion of the 2008 Rocker C.
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No tools are needed to deploy the strut for the pillion.
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The pillion seat tucks away neatly beneath the primary saddle.
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It looks like a solo seat, but the Trick pops up easily when it's time to ride two-up.
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Styled to look like a hard tail, the Rockers have a modern suspension with two short shocks hidden beneath the powertrain.
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The Trick seat of the Rocker C takes about ten seconds to pop out and put on.
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The Rocker C has H-D's Twin Cam 96B powerplant at the heart of it and had plenty of torque throughout the powerband.
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The speedo on the 2008 Rocker C is raised up instead of sitting flush on the console and was much easier to read than tank-mounted jobs on H-D's older models.
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The 19-inch front wheel on the Rocker has five tapered spokes and has a satin stainless metallic powdercoat.
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OK, maybe a corn field in agricultural Pennsylvania isn't the best place to shoot pics of such an industrial-looking bike, but the Night Rod Special looks hot no matter where you ride it.
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With an all-black engine and blacked out components including the fork legs and swingarm, the 2008 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special encourages the outlaw in you.
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The VRSC's have a new slipper clutch and a bigger engine to go along with H-D's optional ABS.
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The 2008 XL 1200C Anniversary Edition is a limited-production, serialized run.
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Though we were tempted to go ripping through cornfields on the 2008 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster, better judgment prevailed and we suppressed our wanton thoughts.
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The 2008 Harley-Davidson Rocker C with leather saddlebags gave me a little cargo space and a small front windshield saved me from smashing too many bugs with my face.
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The 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob
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Good thing for outriggers. Without the ABS engaged, H-D's test rider would have high-sided for sure.
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2008 Harley-Davidson VRSCAW V-Rod