Lean, Clean, Motorcycle Machine
When Harley-Davidson privately introduced the new V-Rod Muscle to Ultimate MotorCycling in front of Michael’s in Santa Monica, California-a restaurant celebrated for its creative approach to culinary design we were not the only suitably impressed admirers. Its production-meets-custom form drew an immediate crowd of both motorcyclists and non-cognoscenti, despite Michael’s relatively discreet location.
HONDA’S ACCESSORY DEPARTMENT CREATES A BAGGER
When presented with the Honda Genuine Accessories bagger version of the new-for-’07 Shadow Spirit 750 C2, I will admit I wasn’t all that excited. Every time I’ve gotten on a touring bike it seemed too big, too heavy, and a bit unwieldy. At the same time, this mini-bagger didn’t seem too big when I sat on it, and I certainly wasn’t concerned about it being too powerful, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. As it turned out, my rides on the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom reminded me that an open mind is a good thing.