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Articles By Bryan Harley - Cruiser Editor

Bryan Harley
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Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all.

2014 Sturgis Rally Preview

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The 74th annual biker rally in the Black Hills kicks off this weekend, so we've whipped up a preview of the 2014 Sturgis Rally to help you plan out your party schedule.

2015 Victory Magnum First Ride

Monday, July 28, 2014
Victory gives its best-selling bagger the custom treatment, adding a 21-inch front wheel, new LED headlight, lowering the rear an inch to go with top-shelf paint in the 2015 Victory Magnum.

2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride Review

Sunday, July 27, 2014
The rumors are true - Polaris has built a three-wheeled roadster. With ABS, traction control, and an Electronic Stability Program, we did our best to break it loose during our 2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride.

Tire Evolution: Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultras

Monday, July 14, 2014
The ME888 Marathon Ultras continue the evolution of tires for the V-Twin set, the latest Metzelers said to improve overall handling with a longer tread life than the ME880s it replaces.

Spied: 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Motorcycle USA got hold of spy shots of a new Harley trike, what we believe is the 2015 Harley 'Freewheeler' sportier and more solo-minded than the touring-oriented Tri-Glide.

J&P Cycles Hit by Storm, Shipping Delayed

Monday, June 30, 2014
A day after holding its 34th annual Open House Rally, J&P Cycles' Anamosa, Iowa facility was rocked by a powerful thunderstorm causing the company to delay shipping temporarily while it assesses damages.

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 First Ride

Monday, June 30, 2014
We spend a day tapping into the Parallel Twin of the 2015 FZ-07 around Seattle and Bainbridge Island during our first ride on Yamaha's latest budget-friendly street bike.

2015 Harley Street 750 Second Ride Review

Monday, June 23, 2014
We get a second ride on Harley's 2015 Street 750, this time on the first production units out of KC, and compare notes with our first adventure on Harley's liquid-cooled 750 cruiser.

James Stewart Fails Test, Suspended by FIM

Friday, June 20, 2014
Yoshimura Suzuki rider James Stewart has been suspended by the FIM after failing a doping test issued after the Seattle Supercross round April 12.

Project LiveWire: Harley Electric Motorcycle

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Harley-Davidson rolled out its Project LiveWire today and unveiled the very first Harley electric motorcycle as it looks for consumer feedback of its e-prototype.

Harley-Davidson Invades Austin X Games 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hot on the heels of the release of its Street 750, Harley-Davidson made its presence felt at the inaugural Austin X Games 2014 while lobbying to make flat track racing an official event.

2014 Harley SuperLow 1200T First Ride

Monday, June 9, 2014
Harley-Davidson outfits its popular 1200cc Sportster motorcycle for light touring duties, the 2014 SuperLow 1200T living up to its name with a compact rider's triangle and touring trim.

Judge, Jury: Victory Ride at Laughlin Poker Run

Friday, May 30, 2014
We take a 140-mile romp through the Mojave Desert on the 2014 Victory Judge during the annual Laughlin River Run poker run.

Harley XL Super Sport Wind Deflector Review

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Looking for a little relief from windblast on the freeway, we threw on an XL Super Sport Wind Deflector on our 2004 Sportster project bike.

2014 Quail Motorcycle Ride

Friday, May 23, 2014
It was a splendid 110-mile romp in Steinbeck country, through the Salinas and Carmel Valleys including a few fun laps on fabled Laguna Seca at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Ride.

2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Report

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A couple thousand people showed up for the sixth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering in beautiful Carmel Valley, the 260 machines entered in the show ranging from Vincents to 200-hp electric superbikes.

2014 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Comparison

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Profiling, low-riding, we pit Harley's 2014 Softail Slim with its 1690cc Twin Cam 103 engine against it's American V-Twin-powered counterpart, the 2015 Victory Gunner.

2015 Victory Gunner vs 2014 Harley Softail Slim

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
It's a battle between American-made, V-Twin-powered cruiser motorcycles as the 2015 Victory Gunner squares off against the 2014 Harley Softail Slim.

2015 Victory Gunner Comparison

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We pit American V-Twin-powered rivals against one another in this cruiser motorcycle comparison between the 2015 Victory Gunner and the 2014 Harley Softail Slim.

H-D XL Slotted 6-Spoke Billet Sprocket Review

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
After a snapped belt threw a wrench in our progress, we dig back in to our 2004 Sportster 1200 Custom project by installing a Harley-Davidson Slotted 6-Spoke Billet Sprocket and a new belt.