Harley-Davidson kept the press busy in February, The Motor Company unveiling the Fat Boy 30th Anniversary, CVO Road Glide and the Softail Standard.The Milwaukee-Based company launched more special editions this week, debuting a patriotic two-tone paint scheme on its Road Glide Special models.The factory-installed paint will be limited to 750 models of each color.
The two paint options available are:
Billiard Red/Stone Washed White
Billiard Blue/Stone Washed White
The motorcycles are highlighted by the “Number One” logo in red and blue on the fuel tank, along with a Harley-Davidson script logo over the secondary color on the lower saddlebags, and a wide stripe in the secondary color down the center of the front fender and the fairing.The fuel tank design is similar to the latest CVO models. Saddlebag latches are color-matched.Speaking about the Road Glide Special with custom factory painting, Harley-Davidson says, “Factory installation offers the customer an attainable custom paint option that eliminates the need to either re-paint the original components or install an accessory paint set that leaves take-off painted parts on the shop floor. The Special Edition Two-Tone Paint options meet demanding Harley-Davidson standards for quality and durability, and are backed by the limited Harley-Davidson warranty.”The 2020 Road Glide Special model with the Special Edition Two-Tone Paint options is priced at $29,699, a $1900 premium over base price with a standard solid color.For additional information, visit Harley-Davidson.
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Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!