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.

2014 Star Motorcycles Bolt Review

The Star Motorcycles Bolt features discreet paint schemes, steampunk-ish styling and utilitarian componentry. It's poised to provide a streetwise counterpoint to the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 when it arrives in showrooms at the end of this month.

2013 Harley-Davidson FXSB Breakout Review

With a long, low stance and styling that puts the emphasis on its major components, the new Harley-Davison FXSB Breakout is a no-nonsense power cruiser that embodies the spirit of motorcycling while eschewing the trappings of trendiness.

2014 Star Motorcycles Bolt Preview

After a quiet 2012, Star Motorcycles is back with a vengeance. Last week the company launched the 2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe and this week it’s two all-new bobber models: the 2014 Bolt and Bolt R-Spec.

2013 Star V Star 1300 Deluxe Review

Star's new V Star 1300 Deluxe truly has zero competition. There simply isn’t another production, mid-size bagger out there. Star noticed a hole in the façade of Bagger Nation, and this new motorcycle fills it nicely.

2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom Review

Moto Guzzi’s California Custom is a no-frills, stripped-down version of the California’s Touring version. Our Euro correspondent recently tested it in Barcelona where he says “each red light meant a drag race was on!”

2014 Honda CTX700 First Look

First things first: this is not a reincarnation of the DN-01, Honda’s overpriced, oddly styled scooter experiment. What you’re looking at is the 2014 Honda CTX700 and CTX700N, the latter of which, at the right angle, reminded me of a poor man’s Diavel.

2013 Hyosung GV650 Aquila Pro Review

Long and low; black-hued with a balance of chrome and silver alloy, the Hyosung GV650 Aquila Pro cruiser passes the head turner test without much difficulty.

2013 Suzuki Motorcycle Lineup

Suzuki is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2013, and to commemorate the milestone, it’s releasing five new additions to its lineup, including two brand-new bikes. Suzuki also teased us with an updated V-Strom 1000 which is in the pipeline.

2012 Star VMAX Review

All motorcycles derive personality characteristics from the performance, sound and power delivery of their motor but the Star VMAX is the epitome of a motorcycle defined by its engine.

Harley-Davidson 2013

To celebrate its 110th anniversary, we joined Harley-Davidson for a five-day tour of the Pacific Northwest. We sampled its lineup of 2013 models, including a revised Street Bob, a group of anniversary models and some eye-catching Hard Candy customs.

Best Motorcycles of 2012

It’s again that time of the year when we select Motorcycle.com’s Best Of choices – our annual MOBO awards. Surf along as we look back at the standout motorcycles of the past year.

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout Review

The 2013 Breakout from Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations is a dream bike. Pictures do not convey the beauty of this new model. Harley’s CVO group prides itself on creating “artistry you want to ride,” and the Breakout embodies this philosophy.

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Overview

If you’re in the enviable position of positive cash flow, a right-side-up mortgage and general liquidity in your financial affairs, Harley-Davidson has a motorcycle for you from its Custom Vehicle Operations lineup.

2012 Ducati Diavel Cromo Review

Ducati recategorized the power-cruiser market with the Diavel, taking the fight to YamaStar’s venerable VMax. The the Cromo version only ups the fashion ante.

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