2012 Harley-DavidsonIt may have a modern Twin Cam 103B motor (new for 2012), Harley- Davidson’s Smart Security System and ABS, but the rest of the Softail Deluxe focuses on vintage styling touches.
Up front, you will find a deeply valanced fender, a laced 16-inch chrome wheel, and a high- profile wide whitewall Dunlop tire.As part of the Softail line, it has the look of a hard tail in the rear, but the suspension is hidden.Harley gives the Softail Deluxe a modern 26-inch seat height, making it an approachable machine for any fan of vintage cruisers.2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 3.875″ x 4.38″
WHEELBASE: 64.5 inches
RAKE: 32.1 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 25.9 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 726 pounds
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Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.