Reviews of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Reviews




One of the first things anyone notices on the first day of good weather in the spring is the roar of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, a sound absent in most parts of North America during the winter months. While they may not be the only bikes on the road, a cursory look shows that it is pretty obvious that they dominate the world of the iron horse.

After more than 100 years, Harley-Davidson bikes continue to be the best selling motorcycles in the United States of America. The powerful V-Twin engine design has been refined by the company throughout the years and it's sound has transcended the familiar to the point where it actually defines the very sound of freedom. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are very much an icon of classic Americana, but that doesn't mean that the bikes themselves are antiquated in any way. The company has gone to great lengths to integrate new technology into their products including such advances as electronically controlled fuel injection.

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These types of innovations offer true value to the rider in the form of increased efficiency and lower emissions, but company designers are careful not to tamper too much with the secret spice recipe that is fused into every Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Most so-called “innovations” are really just your run-of-the-mill trend which is here today and gone tomorrow. Harley engineers are trained to recognize that most of these fads are here today and gone tomorrow thus they go to great lengths to leave such things aside when building each subsequent generation of motorcycles.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will universally agree that Harley-Davidson motorcycles are some of the finest bikes on the road today. Over the past 30 years the quality of the bikes in general has continued to rise to new heights but, as with anything made by man, there is always the potential that one design or another will be sub par. I would be nice to know the truth about the Harley-Davidson motorcycle you are interested in before investing thousands of dollars in a bike that will leave a sour taste in your mouth. It isn't usually wise to take the word of a dealer, the company marketing department where quality is concerned because they have an interest in getting you to buy a bike whether it's a lemon or not. The same goes for the biker media which survives on advertising dollars which can be taken away at the drop of a hat should they write a piece decrying the newest Harley-Davidson motorcycle design which may be fraught with issues.

The answer to this dilemmas is to get the truth about various Harley-Davidson motorcycles straight from the horses mouth as it were. Real-world reviews written by real riders who have first-hand experience with a particular bike. Reviews which expose the good, the bad, and the ugly about the bike you are interested in before you buy it. Reviews which provide in-depth reasons why a fellow rider loves a particular motorcycle as well as reviews which reveal consistent maintenance issues reported by more than one individual. That's what you need and that's what we do.

Below you'll find the newest Harley-Davidson motorcycle review sets. Each provides a brief overview of the bike itself as well as some of the features that came as standard equipment on that model for that particular year. From there you'll find individual reviews written by real riders who will rate each particular Harley-Davidson motorcycle based on style, performance, durability, and overall value. They are also afforded a space to write down their own personal thoughts on their particular Hog, both good and bad. Only the newest review sets are provided on this page, a link to the full alphabetical index of all the motorcycle review sets is found at the bottom of this page and, of course, you can always use the search box at the top of this page to jump to the particular motorcycle review set you are looking for.

Newest Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Reviewed

2009 Harley-Davidson Rocker C 2009 Harley-Davidson Rocker C
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When you take a look at the 2009 Rocker C you notice that at first glance is almost indistinguishable from the standard Rocker. Truth be told, there really isn't a significant level of difference between the two bikes. Both have sport front fender, staggered... [Read more of this review]

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2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low
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The 2009 Sportster 1200 Low has all the power of the other members of the 1200 line made it to a mean, stripped down persona. While it lacks the oversized front wheel, custom handlebars, and front mounted foot pegs this Harley-Davidson motorcycle still... [Read more of this review]

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2009 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
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If there is one Harley-Davidson motorcycle that would personify the classic styling, large displacement, and the true spirit of the American heavy cruiser, it would be the Road King Classic. The bike shares much in common with others in the touring line... [Read more of this review]

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2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic 2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic
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Considered by many to be the original "Cowboy Bike" the Heritage Softail Classic is a heavy cruiser that has plenty of performance combo'd with classic style and an aggressive attitude. H-D definitely got the recipe right with the Heritage Softail Classic... [Read more of this review]

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2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Custom 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Custom
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The 2009 Sportster 883 Custom continues to enjoy the warm reception showered on it by new and experienced Harley-Davidson riders alike. While it shares much in common with the other members of the Sportster family, it has a unique set of features that... [Read more of this review]

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2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard 2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard
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The Electra Glide Standard is still one of the most popular Harley-Davidson touring models sold today. Created with the full intention of properly balancing comfort, style, and touring performance, these three characteristics are flawlessly integrated... [Read more of this review]

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2009 Harley-Davidson Cross Bones 2009 Harley-Davidson Cross Bones
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One of the more unique Harley-Davidson production models from the 2009 lineup is the Softail Cross Bones. Dark styling with a nod towards the V-Twin classics of the past, this bike would most certainly be the one chosen by the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. H-D... [Read more of this review]

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