On the cover is the new Harley-Davidson Low Rider S, the latest model in the new “S” family that includes both the Fat Boy S and the Slim S as the inaugural members. The new bike is in part a tribute to the original Low Rider of the 1970’s with its gold wheels and badging treatment but enthusiastically features the Screamin’ Eagle 110 engine to give it the hot rod credibility it needs on today’s street. Our contributor Bertrand Gahel rides the bike and contemplates what the new offering means to both the future and past of Harley-Davidson.
Our travel story in this issue is an Isle of Man tune-up for the racing enthusiast who may want to ride to the upcoming TT event. Being on a motorcycle – and getting there on a motorcycle – is the only way to take in the historic motorcycle event and experience it the way it should be but the trip takes a little planning when almost 100,000 other riders may be having the same idea.
It seems that the current trend in dealer participation promotions is custom contests. Harley-Davidson did it to great success on both sides of the border with their Street models. Now it is Indian who is getting their dealers in on the action with a Scout customization contest. Two Canadian dealers offer great examples of their work.
What else? We take a look at a motorcycle collection in Saskatchewan that isn’t in any tour book, feature the new BRP Spyder F3-P so you will know what to expect if you see something unusual flashing blue and red lights in your mirror. We have an great excerpt from Canadian author Jeremy Kroeker that is in a touring book, reexamine the love affair that was the Ford F150 Harley-Davidson edition union and recap the 2016 BMW Trophy Challenge that just wrapped up in Thailand.
All that and more.