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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson calls in 66k Touring bikes for brake line problems
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    Most of the recalls we cover involve four-wheeled automobiles – and most of those these days have come from General Motors, at that – but every once in a while a motorcycle recall comes across our desks that's just too substantial to ignore. This is one of those ...

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    First Ride: Harley-Davidson LiveWire [w/video]
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    Days before Harley-Davidson shocked the world with news that after 111 years of building increasingly larger, gas-powered V-twins, it was going all Tesla with its plug-in electric LiveWire, I had the chance to ride it. The country's largest and most iconic motorcycle maker had set up shop on a ...

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    Official: Harley-Davidson shows Project Livewire electric motorcycle [w/video]
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    When Bob Dylan dropped his acoustic in the 1960s and switched to an electric guitar the stodgy world of folk music lost its collective mind. Now, another native son of the Midwest is making a similar shift. Harley-Davidson a brand best known for rumbling V-twin engines and loud chrome pipes is ...

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    Report: Former GM engineer Jim Federico lands at Harley-Davidson
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    Former leading engineer at General Motors Jim Federico certainly didn't take long to find a new job. After recently announcing his retirement from GM, he is moving to Harley-Davidson on June 2 as its new Vice President of Engineering. "We've been talking to Jim about this position for some ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Harley-Davidson powered Toyota Prius [w/video]
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    Sometimes we pluck cars from the listings of eBay Motors because they're old and interesting, some for being simply lovely, some for rarity and some for pure fun. And sometimes we pick eBay Finds of the Day, because they're hacked apart Toyota Prius' with Harley Davidson V-twin-power; concocted ...

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    Report: Harley-Davidson looking to put Japan on trikes
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    The five million people in Japan who hold motorcycle licenses have made that country Harley-Davidson's second-largest market after North America. But there are 80 million people in Japan with a driver's license, and the company's Tri Glide trike has made the Harley experience available to that ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports' first motorcycle reliability report finds Japanese brands ahead
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    Consumer Reports has released its first ever study of motorcycle reliability, and students of its ratings on cars might notice a suspicious similarity - Japanese brands require fewer repairs than the leading American or German brands. The study analyzed the reliability of 4,680 bikes owned by CR ...

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    Two Wheels: Ohio man buried astride his beloved Harley [w/video]
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    Scroll through the dozens of articles you see published on Autoblog every day, and you'll quickly get an appreciation for how fundamental the love of vehicles is for many of us. Editors and commenters alike, we'd argue, show depth of feeling for the conveyances that both color and enrich our ...

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    Two Wheels: Icon builds 'Iron Lung' Harley Davidson Sportster [w/video]
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    Icon is known for its stylized motorcycle helmets and gear, but it also builds themed, custom motorcycles, too. The folks over at Icon most recently built Iron Lung, which started out as a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster. Of course, it now looks nothing like the bike on which it's based - more ...

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    Official: Harley-Davidson launches liquid-cooled Street 500 and 750 [w/videos]
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    Think of a Harley-Davidson and you'll likely imagine an old man riding a cruiser on the highway. But this is another kind of Harley altogether. Unveiled this week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, the new Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Street 750 ride on the first new chassis to roll ...

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    Official: Enterprise to begin renting Harley-Davidson motorcycles
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    Heading to Las Vegas for a work convention? Instead of renting that midsize car (we won't name names), now you can show up Sons of Anarchy style on the back of a new Harley-Davidson. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has created a pilot program for motorcycle rentals starting with a single location in Vegas, ...

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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson calling in nearly 30,000 new hogs for clutch repair
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    If you bought a new Harley-Davidson recently (specifically a Touring or Softail model), you may want to stop riding it for the time being, because the company has put out a recall notice on certain models. The issue apparently involves the hydraulic clutch, which has reportedly proven difficult ...

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    Official: Harley-Davidson announces new 2014 models with Project Rushmore influence [w/video]
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    Harley-Davidson listened to its customers when it designed its Touring segment motorcycles for 2014, giving them eight new motorcycles with more power, better braking, improved ergonomics and updated styling. In what the company says is the largest-scale model launch in its 110-year history, it ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson rides off into the sunset
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    In recent weeks, there's been a lot of talk about high-margin fullsize pickup sales driving the market toward higher-content branded editions – models like the Chevrolet Silverado High Country, Ford F-150 King Ranch and even the Ram 1500 Red Wings Edition. Often mentioned in that same ...

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    Report: Harley-Davidson killing six models for 2014
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    Harley-Davidson is making some room on its dealers' showroom floors. The motorcycle manufacturer has announced it will kill off a total of six models for 2014, including the XR1200X Sportster, FXS Softail Blackline and the FLHTC Electra Glide Classic. The company says it's pulling the plug on the ...

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    Report: Harley-Davidson to produce an India-market bike for 2014
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    India remains one of the world's largest markets for motorcycles, and word has it Harley-Davidson may be preparing to take on the onslaught of low-cost, low-displacement machines popular with buyers there. The Indian automotive site Zigwheels reports the Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer ...

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    Video: Harley-Davidson incongruously aims Sportster 72 commercial at hipsters
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    The official video for the new Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two XL 1200 V looks like the intro to a seventies biker flick, or like it was shot on Instagram. Part of Harley's Dark Custom line and a tribute to choppers of a Nixon-era yore, the V-Twin gets throwbacks like a 2.1-gallon "peanut" ...

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    Official: Harley-Davidson Museum opens tsunami motorcycle exhibit
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    Ikuo Yokoyama was just one man among hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, but his name will likely resonate with motorcycle enthusiasts for some time. Yokoyama's 2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Night Train was ...

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    Video: Man reunited with his first Harley after more than 30 years
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    Ed Church bought his first motorcycle, a 1958 Harley-Davidson, when he was a sophomore in high school. He rode it and learned to dearly love it over the next 13 years, and then sold it when his daughter was born. Like many of us who've been in the same position, Church regretted the decision he ...

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    Video: Watch these motorcyclists duke it out in hand-to-hand combat to decide a race winner
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    All other things being equal, motorcycle racing isn't meant to be a contact sport. Sure, the well-used saying 'rubbing is racing' applies here from time to time, but that's the exception, not the rule. And even in that case, it's the bikes making contact, not the riders. All of that makes the ...

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