Cruiser Motorcycle Reviews

Cruisers come in a wide array of styles and displacements and are designed with a laid-back riding position. Appealing to the bad boys in us all, the majority of contemporary cruisers are modeled after classic American bikes like Harley-Davidsons and Indians. A V-Twin motor is the typical powerplant, most often air-cooled, although that’s not always the case. A Cruiser rider generally is set into a position with feet forward and hands in a neutral or high position. This makes cruisers a popular choice for casual riding. And depending on the model and its options, they can also be suitable for distance riding, spawning a sub-class of Touring Cruisers.

2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Model Line-Up Preview

The 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO line-up is full of delectable treats. The FXDFSE CVO Fat Bob, FLHXSE CVO Street Glide, FLHTCUSE CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide, and FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible make up the 2010 CVO family.

2010 Victory Motorcycles Line-up Preview

Model Year 2010 is a year of additions for the Medina, Minnesota-based Victory Motorcycles. Two all-new models enter the line-up, two existing bikes take on pared-down appearances to expand the 8-Ball line, and one model finally gets the option of ABS.

2009 Dirico Motorcycles Review

Motorcycles and rock 'n' roll have been linked together since the 1950s, and this connection is vividly made with the introduction of Dirico Motorcycles.

2009 Big Dog Coyote Review

This Mutt-derived Coyote takes a step south on the price scale and northward on the chrome scale. Big Dog Motorcycles has come into the 2009 model year with a winning combination of style and price.

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Review

With its new Thunderbird, Triumph enters the competitive cruiser segment with a parallel-Twin powerplant unique in this category. Its MSRP fits nicely between the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 and the Harley-Davidson Super Glide Custom.

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Designer

Before you check out our review of Triumph’s new cruiser, the distinctive Thunderbird, you should see what the T-Bird’s American designer, Tim Prentice, has to say about the cruiser segment’s only parallel-Twin motorcycle.

2009 Victory Cory Ness Signature Jackpot Review

The Cory Ness authored Signature Jackpot is perhaps Victory’s coolest custom ever. Based on the fat-tired Vegas Jackpot platform, the Ness treatment involves cosmetic additions and flourishes such as special paint and major amounts of chrome and billet.

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700/LT Review

Kawasaki’s Vulcan cruiser is tired of residing in the shadows of the Big Twin market. Just introduced is a new-from-the-wheels-up 1700cc cruiser that includes a more powerful drivetrain and a nimbler, stronger chassis than the previous Vulcan 1600.

2009 Victory Vegas 8-Ball Review

We rode the Victory Vegas 8-Ball extensively around Daytona Beach during Bike Week, and came away impressed by the cruiser’s friendly manners and versatility. A blacked-out version of the Vegas, the 8-Ball is a fun mount, being both stylish and practical.

2009 Honda DN-01 Review

If the variety of motorcycles at Daytona’s Bike Week could be distilled into one machine, one could make a case that the Honda DN-01 would be the result.

2010 Honda Fury Review

In a market segment with a heavy accent on form over function, can the 2010 Fury find the right balance? After a day of riding this outside-the-Honda-box creation, we can reply in the affirmative.

2009 Muscle Cruiser Shootout

After eight happy years the Warrior is about to come under attack from a lesser-powered combatant, a combatant that has a strong race heritage in its big family tree. Will the Warrior finally lose favor with the cruiser masses? Let’s find out!

Victory CORE Concept Unveiled at IMS

Victory Motorcycle unveiled a new concept motorcycle at the 28th annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in New York City. The CORE is Victory’s experiment to demonstrate the potential that can be reached by a performance cruiser.

2010 Honda Fury Unveiled

You’re looking at the 2010 Honda Fury, an inspired design and Honda’s attempt at creating a mass-produced “custom” chopper.

2008 Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train Review

Based on the Softail chassis, but leaner, lower and more raked out, the Night Train is one of many new Harley models that offer the appearance and distinction of a pseudo custom bike with no assembly required.

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