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.
2003 GV250 in 2003 Comparison of 250 Cruisers