by Natalie Cuomo photos by Tim O'Keefe
There are few feelings in the world like racing down the highway on a motorcycle, and this year has provided riders with the most safe and comfortable ways to get that rush. Increased versatility, opportunity for customization and enhanced features cultivate an intimacy between the bike and the rider. The motorcycle world is constantly evolving, but one thing will always remain the same—the power you feel being behind the bars.
2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide FLTRX
The Harley-Davidson Road Glide is a top tier touring bike, perfect for long rides and quick trips across town. Stylish and comfortable, with a strong presence under seat, the Road Glide performs with Harley’s signature Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine, giving the rider a sense of quick power and sturdy consistency on the highway. The Harley-Davidson Road Glide is a strong contender for one of the best touring bikes in the market.
Triumph Thruxton Bonneville 1200
Living up to its legacy, the Triumph Thruxton Bonneville 1200 is a modern take on the classic cafe racer. This premier motorcycle is powered by a 1200cc SOHC four-stroke twin watercooled engine. The aggressive seat placement and “clip on” style bars have the rider poised forward, without putting too much pressure on the wrists. Built for speed, the riding stance allows the rider to cut through the wind, reducing resistance and drag. This bike is a true joy.
BMW K 1600 GTL
Massive in presence, the BMW K 1600 GTL is a ferocious and fast and powerful touring bike. Its 4-stroke inline 6-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts packs a punch. This bike has a hefty growl as it cruises with flying colors at high speeds, accelerating quickly with clean downshifts.
2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider
Harley-Davidson displays true aggressive American power with the 2020 Low Rider S, a true performance machine. Idling at a stoplight will be a whole new experience for the rider with the deep vibration of the 1868cc monster between their legs. With great power off the line, riders will be impressed with its agility and handling as this is easily the best-handling bike Harley-Davidson has ever made.
Indian Scout ABS Icon
Decked out in chrome, with a retro feel and simple design, the Indian Scout Icon is the perfect lightweight bike. Its liquid cooling 69cu 100hp V-Twin engine provides the rider with the power and speed to keep up with a demanding ride. Ideal for a wide scope of riders, with a versatile seat height of 26”, a low profile and a comfortable genuine leather Indian seat. Riders will carry the iconic history of the Indian Scout as they enjoy the modernized version of a timeless motorcycle.
The timeless style, high quality and old-school feel of Maverick GS Classic Short Wrist Deerskin Churchill Gloves makes them an undeniable necessity for any rider. Their short wrist makes them comfortable and lightweight, appropriate for warm riding weather. They offer sufficient protection while allowing the rider to feel the grips. These durable and practical gloves will make all the difference on the open road.
Wesco Harness Boots
These indelible boots are a signature addition to any rider’s wardrobe. Made for heavy wear, the Wesco Harness Boot is stylish and reliable. Family-owned, Wesco boots are made by an extremely skilled group of cobblers in their original workshop located in Scappoose, Oregon. These genuine leather boots are handmade to order with the finest quality of American-made components. Rugged for tenacious character and irresistibly fashionable, these boots are showstoppers.
Espinoza’s Leather Vest
Made to order and fully customizable, vests from Espinoza’s Leather Company are expertly constructed to last a lifetime. Espinoza’s is a family-owned business dedicated to providing the highest attention to detail in the production of each vest. Numerous options for stitching, leather, side enclosures, collar type and liners allow each vest to be tailored to the individual. The rider can go for a clean or a distressed look, opt into diamond quilting for a cafe-inspired aesthetic or opt out of quilting for a classic appearance. These mid-weight vests are an integral part of riding in temperate weather and can be layered or worn with a t-shirt or flannel underneath. These vests are a must-have for the rider looking for a personalized piece of heirloom-quality riding gear.
Simpson Mod Bandit Helmet
The Simpson Mod Bandit Helmet is a high-tech modular helmet. With a classic Simpson shape and a dropdown sun visor, this helmet provides maximum comfort, air flow and circulation for long trips. Riders with a need for speed will be drawn to the locking mechanism on the twist actuator, securing the face shield. DOT- and SNELL-approved, the Simpson Mod Bandit is meant for serious riders who value the support and protection. With its Darth Vader aesthetic, the Simpson Mod Bandit will equip any rider with what it takes to go the long haul.