▲ 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO limited. Milwaukee is fighting back against the twin pressures
of punitive European import taxes and the dark forces of Trumpism with this new 117 cubic inch (1,923cc) touring HOG. Three models are on offer; the 2019 CVO Limited, the 2019 CVO Street Glide®, and the 2019 CVO Road Glide® (pictured). The Milwaukee-Eight® 117 motor (up from 114ci) is exclusive to CVO models. A "high-performance camshaft and intake and an elevated 10.2:1 compression ratio produces up to 125lbs/ft. of torque", we're told. For 2019, you can spot these motors by the bright Blaze Red band on the engine rocker boxes. All the CVO models feature goodies from the Kahuna Collection (Shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger foot boards). And H-D is offering its new Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system which will keep you entertained wherever you are in the world, and when you're riding with the pack. No UK prices yet, but  Harley-Davidson is offering the bikes at between $41,000 - $44,000, give or take a few cents.



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Kalashnikov SM-1 military motorcycle for 2019


Kalashnikov SM-1 electric


The Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle is arguably the most famous weapon on the planet. Since 1947, "informed" estimates reckon that around 70 million or more of these terrorist briefcases have been manufactured (either in Russia, or under licence in other parts of the world). And it's anyone's guess how many people have, as a result, been killed.  But for all its infamy, the AK-47 has also (and perhaps naturally) acquired a mystique. Pretty much everyone with testicles between the ages of six and sixty wants one—or at least wants to have a crack at one and pulp a few hundred melons if not, more onerously, shoot up a school. And there are also plenty of girls/women toting these Russian built gas operated selective fire weapons. [More...]



Curtiss Hera V8


Curtiss Hera "V8"


A V8 electric motorcycle? That's what Curtiss (formerly Confederate) calls its new Hera cruiser. And if you're wondering where the letter "V" and the number "8" comes into it, we can tell you it's down to the battery configuration. Eight lithium-ion powerpacks cunningly arranged in a "V".




What you're looking at (above) is the spiritual successor to the Curtiss Zeus concept as unveiled earlier in 2018. [More...]



Harley-Davidson FXDR


2019 H-D FXDR


Does this motorcycle remind you of the 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Superglide as devised and designed by Willie G? Well that was our first thought, anyway. The Superglide was, arguably, H-D's first custom motorcycle. With its Sportster front fork and boat tail rear end, the bike was a sensation and successfully blew the dust from Harley-Davidson's fairly staid catalogue of heavyweight/lardy cruisers and paved the way for bikes such as the Low Rider, the Wide Glide—and all the other Glides since. [More...]



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