August 2011 Motorcycle Cruiser Table of Contents

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Features

25- Boots for Scoots
For round town, you don't want to wrestle on 10-inch military kicks. A look at the mid-height, easy-on, comfy options out there for cruiser riders.

30- First Ride: 2012 Victory High-Ball
Not quite the felonious, anti-social type? Take a ride on the High-Ball and see if it doesn't make you a little more bad-ass.

34- First Ride: Redux | 2011 Ducati Diavel
Yes we said, "dux." And despite what Ducati says, this still isn't a cruiser...

36- Cover Story: Original Travelers
These machines—the Harley Road King, the Kawasaki Nomad, and the Victory Cross Country—represent the original bagger creation myth. Fitted with remov‑ able shields and hardbags, they're the way people have been touring for decades.

50- Breaking Wind
Wildman Mike Calabro takes a tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula—in November! Guess he thought those "Bridge Closed" signs didn't apply to motorcycles...

ON THE COVER
Alfonse Palaima gets low in Malibu's hinterlands for the bagger bunch

Departments

10- Main Jet

14- Rumblings

17- Between The Lines
Are you sitting down? Polaris just bought Indian!

58- Shop Talk

68- Tested

72- New Products

74- Long Term Bikes

80- Readers’ Rides

82- Just One Road