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.

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’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.

2012 250cc Cruiser Shootout - Video

The 250cc cruiser class is stunningly limited, but we managed to wrangle together three bikes to do battle – the Honda Rebel, Star V Star 250, and Cleveland Cyclewerks the Heist.

2012 Star V Star 250 Review

After recently spending some time with the V Star 250 I discovered that this Little Cruiser That Can stirred memories of those days when I first began fantasizing about riding.

2012 Cleveland CycleWerks tha Heist Review

We want to like Cleveland CycleWerks, the small, start-up OEM from this author’s home state of Ohio. But affection isn’t the first emotion felt when the footpeg assembly and tail light vibrate loose within the initial 50 kilometers of riding a 2012 Heist.

2012 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer Review

Introduced in 2007 as a replacement for the outgoing V Star 1100, the V Star 1300 standard and Tourer enter their sixth year in production.

2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Review

Of the five engines powering Star’s 2012 model lineup, the 942cc Twin of the V Star 950 sits square in the middle. Neither too big nor too small, it’s a proportionate motorcycle a biker-chic version of Goldilocks would consider just right.

2012 Star Raider SCL Review

Neither the Raider nor the Raider S is a new model for 2012, however the Raider platform is the progenitor for Star Motorcycle’s new Star Custom Line series of limited editions.

2012 Honda Rebel Review

If manufacturers had to offer up one bike from their lineup that best defined a beginner’s model, we bet Honda would respond with one word: Rebel.

2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two Review

Since Harley-Davidson’s done a lot of the heavy lifting by keeping styling tight and simple, the Seventy-Two strikes us as a blank sheet waiting for a rider to personalize it into a one-off modern-day chopper.

2013 Victory Judge Review

Nearly three years in the making, the Judge is Victory's first new cruiser platform since 2006. While we didn't know Victory's latest creation was on its way to us, a recent full day ride aboard the Judge says this new cruiser was worth the wait.

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