Select one of 280 destinations in over 12 countries. Then begin your road trip on a Harley of your choice, to the sights of your dreams. Thanks to Harley-Davidson Authorized Rental Operators it is easy to plan a quick get-a-way with a variety of recent-model hogs, including the Sportster, Dyna Glide, Softail, VRSC, and Touring models.
It was a dark and stormy night. No, seriously, it was a dark and stormy night. My lady and I had arrived at the end of a month-long motorcycle sojourn through Spain, and were doing our best to prolong the experience. We had detoured up into the Pyrenees for one final flirtation with the beautiful, remote mountain passes.
If you like going noticed at times and unnoticed at others, read on.
DUCATI ST3 (Unnoticed)
This sport tourer may be quite visible in the photo, but high-tech trickery behind the ErmaxUK windscreen makes it stealth to revenue-collectingspeed detection devices.
Paolo Bari's 7-day tours of northern Italy are ultimate motorcycle experiences. Located in Vicenza, the hotelier and restaurateur's exclusive motorcycle touring company indulges your every sense. Each day ends with excellent accommodations and gourmet meals served with the finest wines. I found it to be a mouthwatering vacation in Italy, where life is comfortable and familiar—and yet charmingly and addictively different.
I could have sworn I saw Heidi skipping down one of the many long grassy slopes with her grandfather slowly walking behind her. But, despite the magical views, I had to concentrate on the road ahead as we wound our way through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet: the Dolomites mountain range in north-eastern Italy.
At play we were, making a nimble game of the myriad turns of Highway 1, snaking up the coast of California, the Pacific Ocean our loyal accomplice, steadily reeling in our destination: Big Sur. We were aided and abetted in our escape from the city by two very capable sport touring motorcycles, the Honda Interceptor and Triumph Sprint ST.
The timeless styling of the Ultra Classic Electra Glide requires apparel of appropriate distinction. River Road's Mesa leather jacket is, of course, at home when you are in the saddle, yet does not feel out of place when stopping for refreshments at establishments a few stars higher than a rough-and-tumble roadhouse. The
Milwaukee is the Mecca for massive, chugging air-cooled V-twins and that wistful glint of sunlight off chrome.