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Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, Coming Right Up

April 16, 2010

Just got word from the good folks over at Harley-Davidson that a loaner Forty-Eight, the latest Sportster-based bike in the Dark Customs lineup, will be coming my way next month. If you read this here, it’s pretty obvious that I’m a fan of this growing class of bikes. Low, light and quick. Good stuff all the way around.

I first got to see the Forty-Eight when it was unveiled during the International Motorcycle Shows New York stop. The most striking thing (more…)

Harley Iron 883, You Are Soon to be Mine (for a while)

April 1, 2009

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Just got word that I’ll be picking up a new Iron 883 Sportster from H-D on April 20th. I’ll have it for two weeks — that’s two weeks of tearing around town just like I did with its closest relative the Nightster. As I said here, I really liked the first Dark Custom Sporty. It was a great little hot rodder that blasted through turns all tight and scrapey.

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That Nightster also got a fair amount of attention from the motorcycling and the non-motorcycling world. The bike would get thumbs ups at stop lights and at the gas station. Even my chopper-riding, rock-a-billy, tattooed barber dug that action. All of which leads me to believe the Iron 883 will get more of the same as my original story on the bike’s introductory PR has consistently been the No. 1 viewed story on this blog. Search terms involving Iron 883 or some variation thereof are also the most common terms used by people who found the DealernewsBlog.

So, stay tuned and be sure to check out our review of the Iron 883 some time in early May.

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