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This is the fast way to find a road test. You can also try the search feature on every page of the site. The links here will take you directly to the road tests you want to read. The Road Tests section of _Motorcycle Cruiser _ magazine's website has tests of over 100 motorcycles, most of which were originally published in the magazine. (The current and recent issue tests are normally not posted to the site until after the issue they were printed in goes off sale.) You can page through them by using the "Next Page" button at the bottom of each index page, or you can jump directly to the tests you want using the links that appear below.

The links to tests are grouped with recent postings first, then by comparison and group tests, and then by brand, where all the individual tests can be found. Each comparison and group test that a bike appeared in is listed also under its brand listing. Most new bikes are tested during the year they are introduced, so if you are looking for a 2002 model that was first introduced in 2000, you may find an essentially identical 2000 or 2001 model tested.

COMPARISON & GROUP TESTS
These are multiple bike tests. Comparison tests pit all the bikes in a certain class against each other and pick a favorite. Group tests deal with other issues. They are listed loosely in order of displacement and, within displacement ranges, by year, most recent first.

2005 Harley-Davidson Road King, Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad and Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe
2004 Little Big Twins Harley Fat Boy, Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic, Suzuki Marauder 1600, Victory Kingpin
2004 Kawasaki Mean Streak & Suzuki Marauder 1600
2003 Big Twin Comparison: Harley-Davidson Deuce Vs. Victory Vegas
2003 Big Twins Comparison: Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Vs. Yamaha Road Star 1700
2002 Big Twins Comparison Harley, Honda, Kawasaki Suzuki, Victory and Yamaha
2000 Big Twins Comparison Excelsior, Harley, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Victory, Yamaha
1999 Big Twins Comparison
1997 Big Twins Comparison Harley, Kawasaki, Suzuki
2002 Musclebike Comparison Harley V-Rod, Honda VTX1800C, Honda Valkyrie, Honda Magna, Kawasaki Mean Streak, Yamaha Warrior, Yamaha V-Max
Flagships 1998: Top Cruisers from BMW, Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha
2003 Cruising Tourer Comparison BMW, Harley, Yamaha
2000 Cruising Tourer Comparison Harley, Honda, Yamaha
2002 Baggers Comparison BMW, Harley, Kawasaki, Victory
1999 Touring Cruiser Comparison Harley, Honda, Kawasaki
1999 Leather Baggers Comparison
7 2000 Sport-Cruisers Compared
2002 'Tweener Twins: 1100s and 1200s
2000 1100 & 1200 V-twin Comparison
1998 1100 V-Twin Comparison
2004 Harley-Davidson 1200 and 883 Sportsters First Ride
2004 Comparison: Seven 650-900cc Twins Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha
2001 750-900 V-Twin Comparison
1997 800-Class V-Twin Comparison
Bang for the Buck: Performance per Dollar
Big vs. Small: Does Size Matter?
2001 Kawasaki W650 Vs. Triumph Bonneville
2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers Alphasports (Hyosung), Honda, Kymco, Suzuki, Yamaha
The Little Cruisers (2001)

INDIVIDUAL ROAD TESTS & RIDING IMPRESSIONS
Again, these are listed within each brand by displacement. Also listed are the comparison tests where these bikes were included.

Alphasports (Hyosung)
2003 GV250 in 2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers

BMW
2004 Montauk First Ride
2003 R1100CLC in 3-bike Touring Comparison
2002 R1100CM Montana in 4-bike Baggers Comparison
2002 R1200CP Phoenix in 1100 Comparison
2000 R1200CE Euro in Sport-Cruiser Comparison
1997 R1200C First Ride

Boss Hoss
1998 V-8

Confederate
America GT

Excelsior-Henderson
2000 American X in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
1999 Super X First Ride

Fueling
W3 Triple First Ride

Gurney
Dan Gurney Alligator First Ride

Harley-Davidson
2005 FLSTSCI Softail Springer Classic
2004 Fat Boy in four-bike "Little Big Twins" comparison
2004 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide
2006 FLHXI Street Glide First Ride
2003 Electra Glide Ultra in 3-bike Cruising Touring Comparison
2005 Road King in comparison with Kawasaki 1600 Nomad and Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe
[2003 FLTRI Road Glide
2003 Electra Glide Ultra
2006 Dyna models First Ride
2003 FXSTD Softail Deuce Compared to Victory Vegas
2002 FLHR Road King in 4-bike Baggers Comparison
2002 FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2001 FXDXT T-Sport
2000 FXSTD Softail Deuce
2002 FXSTD Softail Deuce in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 FLSTF Fat Boy in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 Electra Glide Ultra in 3-bike Touring Comparison
2000 Heritage Softail Classic
2000 Heritage Softail Springer
2000 FXD Dyna Super Glide in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 FXDX Super Glide Sport
2000 FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport in Sport-Cruiser Comparison
1999 FLHR Road King in 3-bike Touring Cruiser Comparison
1999 FLHRCI Road King Classic in Leather Baggers Comparison
1999 Dyna Convertible in Leather Baggers Comparison
1999 FXR2 (CVO model) in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1999 Dyna Super Glide Sport in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1999 Fat Boy in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1998 Heritage Softail Springer in Flagships Comparison
1997 FXDL Low Rider in 5-bike Big Twins Comparison
1997 Heritage Softail Springer
1997 FXDS-CONV Dyna Convertible
2004 Sportster 1200 Custom & Roadster
2004 1200 and 883 Sportsters First Ride
2002 Sportster 1200 Sport in 1100 Comparison
2002 Sportster 1200 Custom in 1100 Comparison
2000 Sportster 1200 Custom in 1100 V-Twin Comparison
1998 Sportster 1200S Sport
2002 V-Rod in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
2002 V-Rod in 1100 Comparison
2006 VSCRD Night Rod Full Test
2006 VRSCD Night Rod First Ride
2006 VRSCR Street Rod

2001 V-Rod
2001 Sportster 883R in 800 Comparison
1997 Sportster 883 in 800 V-Twin Comparison

Honda
2004 Valkyrie Rune
2004 Valkyrie Rune First Ride
2005 XTX1800F First Ride
2004 VTX1800N First Ride
2002 VTX1800R in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2002 VTX1800C in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
2002 VTX1800C
2002 Valkyrie in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
2000 Valkyrie Interstate in 3-bike Touring Comparison
2000 Valkyrie in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
1999 Valkyrie Tourer in 3-bike Touring Comparison
1999 Valkyrie
1998 Valkyrie in Flagships Comparison
2003 VTX1300C and VTX1300S
2002 Shadow 1100 Spirit in 1100 Comparison
2002 Shadow 1100 Sabre in 1100 Comparison
2002 Shadow 1100 Aero
2001 Shadow 1100 Spirit in Big vs. Small Test
2000 Shadow 1100 Aero in 1100 V-Twin Comparison
2000 Shadow 1100 Sabre in 1100 V-Twin Comparison
1998 Shadow 1100 Aero
1998 Shadow 1100 Aero in 1100 Comparison
1998 Shadow 1100 American Classic Edition (ACE) in 1100 Comparison
1998 Shadow 1100 Spirit in 1100 Comparison
1997 Shadow 1100 ACE Tourer
2001 Shadow 750 American Classic Edition (ACE) in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2001 Shadow 750 Spirit in 800 V-Twin Comparison
1997 Shadow 750 American Classic Edition (ACE) in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2002 Magna 750 in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
2000 Magna 750 in Sport-Cruiser Comparison
1999 Magna 750
2001 Shadow 750 Spirit
1999 VLX 600
2003 Rebel 250 in 2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers
2001 Rebel 250

Indian
2003 Chief Springfield

Kawasaki
2004 Vulcan 2000
2004 Vulcan 2000 Tech Brief
2005 Vulcan Nomad 1600 in comparison with Harley-Davidson Road King and Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe
2003 Vulcan 1600 Classic
2004 Vulcan 1600 Classic in four-bike "Little Big Twins" comparison
2003 Vulcan 1600 Classic compared to 2004 Yamaha Road Star 1700
2003 Vulcan 1600 Classic First Ride
2002 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2002 Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak
2002 Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2002 Vulcan 1500 Nomad in 4-bike Baggers Comparison
2002 Vulcan Mean Streak 1500 in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
2001 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI in Big vs. Small Test
2000 Vulcan 1500 Nomad Long-Term Test
2000 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI
2000 Vulcan 1500 Classic (carbureted model) in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI
2000 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 Vulcan 1500 Drifter in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
1999 Vulcan 1500 Nomad in 3-bike Touring Cruiser Comparison
1999 Vulcan 88 in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1999 Vulcan 1500 Classic in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1999 Vulcan 1500 Drifter in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1998 Vulcan 1500 Nomad
1998 Vulcan 1500 Classic in Flagships Comparison
1997 Vulcan 1500 Classic in 5-bike Big Twins Comparison
1997 Vulcan 1500 (twin-carb model) in 5-bike Big Twins Comparison
2001 Vulcan 800 Classic in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2001 Vulcan 800 Drifter in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2000 Vulcan 800 Drifter
1997 Vulcan 800 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
1997 Vulcan 800 Classic in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2001 Vulcan 750 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
1997 Vulcan 750 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2000 W650
2001 W650 compared to Triumph Bonneville
2001 Vulcan 500 in Big vs. Small Test
2001 Eliminator 125

Kymco
2003 Venox 250 in 2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers

Moto Guzzi
2004 California EV Touring
2000 Jackal in Sport-Cruisers Comparison
1999 Jackal
1998 California in Flagships Comparison
1997 California III
2004 Nevada Classic IE First Ride

Royal Enfield
2000 Bullet 500

Suzuki
2004 Marauder 1600 in four-bike "Little Big Twins" comparison
2005 Boulevard C90T2002 Intruder 1500LC in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 Intruder 1500LC in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
1999 Intruder 1400 in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1999 Intruder 1500 LC in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1998 Intruder 1500LC
1998 Intruder 1500LC in Flagships Comparison
2002 Intruder 1400 in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 Intruder 1400 in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
1997 Intruder 1400
1996 Intruder 1400 in 5-bike Big Twins Comparison
2005 Boulevard C50T & M50
2005 Boulevard C50T First Ride
2001 Intruder 800 Volusia
2001 Intruder 800 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2001 Marauder 800 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2001 Volusia 800 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
1997 Intruder 800 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
1997 Intruder 800 Maruader in 800 V-Twin Comparison
1997 Intruder 800 Maruader
2001 Marauder 800 in Big vs. Small Test
2003 GZ250 in 2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers
2001 GZ250

Triumph
2004 Rocket III
2000 Thunderbird Sport in Sport-Cruiser Comparison
1998 Thunderbird Sport in Flagships Comparison
1998 Thunderbird Sport
2003 Speedmaster
2002 Bonneville America
2001 Bonneville compared to Kawasaki W650

Victory
2005 Hammer
2005 Hammer First Ride
2004 Kingpin in four-bike "Little Big Twins" comparison
2004 Kingpin First Ride
2003 Vegas Compared to Harley-Davidson Deuce
2003 Vegas First Ride
2002 V92TC in 4-bike Bagger Comparison
2002 V92C in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 V92SC SportCruiser in 10-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 V92SC SportCruiser in Sport-Cruiser Comparison
1999 V92C in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1998 V92C

Yamaha
2006 Star Roadliner First Ride
2004 Road Star 1700 First Ride
2004 Road Star 1700 compared to Kawasaki Vulcan 1600
2002 Road Star Warrior
2002 Road Star Warrior in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
2002 Road Star Warrior in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2002 Road Star 1600 in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
2000 Road Star 1600 in 11-bike Big Twin Comparison
1999 Road Star 1600
2003 Royal Star Venture in 3-bike Touring Comparison
2000 Royal Star Venture in 3-bike Touring Comparison
1999 Royal Star Silverado in Leather Baggers Comparison
1999 Royal Star Tour Classic in Leather Baggers Comparison
1999 Road Star in 1999 Big Twins Comparison
1998 Royal Star in Flagships Comparison
2002 V-Max in 7-bike Musclebike Comparison
1999 V-Max
2002 V-Star 1100 Classic in 1100 Comparison
2002 V-Star 1100 Classic in 1100 V-Twin Comparison
1999 V-Star 1100 Custom
1998 Virago 1100 in 1100 Comparison
1997 Virago 750 in 800 V-Twin Comparison
2001 V-Star 650 Classic in Big vs. Small Test
1998 V-Star 650 Classic
1998 V-Star 650 Custom
2003 Virago 250 in 2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers
2001 Virago 250

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