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Roehr superbike gets go-ahead

Ben Purvis, 12 December 2007 10:41

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod engined Roehr superbike has got the go-ahead to reach production in the middle of 2008. The motorcycle, which has been developed over several years by Walter Roehrich, uses a V-Rod engine bored out to 1250cc and mounted in a aluminium beam frame giving it superbike proportions. While the prototype, shown here, featured Ducati-esque bodywork and a double-sided ...

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Armchair Harley for comfort on the move

Ben Purvis, 23 July 2007 12:38

In the list of things you never knew you needed, a 40mph, petrol-powered Harley-Davidson armchair capable of doing wheelies must rate pretty high.   But that hasn’t stopped an American firm from creating just such a beast. Armchair Cruisers has created a whole range of motorised chairs, including the Harley-Davidson version – although the engine isn’t a thudding Harley-Davidson V-twin, but ...

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Anniversary-edition Harley-Davidsons

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:46

To celebrate its 105th anniversary in 2008 Harley-Davidson has created a range of eight Anniversary bikes across its new range. All the Anniversary bikes get a copper and black two-tone paint scheme, a seat with a coper-coloured insert, a copper air cleaner cover insert and badging to show their limited-edition status. See the new 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, here See ...

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Fly-by-wire for 2008 Harley-Davidson tourers

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:34

Harley-Davidson’s touring range – the Road King, Street Glide and Electra Glide models – have also been given the once-over for 2008. As well as gaining optional ABS the bikes have been give a raft of improvements including Harley’s first fly-by-wire throttle system. The firm’s Electronic Throttle Control (ECT) dispenses with a normal throttle cable, and instead takes an electronic ...

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More capacity for the 2008 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:20

Harley-Davidson’s  VRSC range is being upgraded for 2008 – gaining a capacity boost previously used only on Screamin’ Eagle versions. All V-Rods and Night Rod Specials get the Screamin’ Eagle 1250cc version of the Revolution engine next year, replacing the old 1130cc motor and boosting power from 110bhp to 123bhp. Torque goes up to an impressive 85lbft. Taking a leaf ...

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Harley-Davidson Rocker revealed

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:00

Taking inspiration from the custom chopper scene, Harley-Davidson has created a whole new line of bikes in its Softail range – the Rockers. Two Rockers will be offered in the 2008 range, the standard £12,755 Rocker and the £14,225 Rocker C. Both versions gain a massive 240-section rear rubber and a new “Rockertail” version of the Softail rear end designed ...

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Harley launches new Fat Bob

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 16:56

Harley-Davidson has launched its new Dyna Fat Bob with the intention of boost sales in Europe and the UK. The bike is designed to reflect European custom trends, with a wide 130-section front tyre and twin, streetfighter-style headlights instead of the stretched-out forks and spindly wheels favoured in the States. Based around the same 1596cc engine as the rest of ...

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