August 2012 Motorcycle Cruiser Table of Contents

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On The Cover
Adam Campbell captures the oddballs in hills of central California.


18 First Ride 2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two
Vietnam and Watergate dominated headlines back in the Seventies, and now Harley's newest Dark Custom pays tribute to the SoCal scene of those years.

22 First Ride 2013 Star Raider SCL and Stratoliner
Star's new Raider SCL represents the firm's stab at producing a "true factory an affordable price." We also ride the mildly tweaked 2012 Stratoliner.

24 Cover Story Funky Baggers
One will appeal to your rational side, while one's aimed right at your id. The Harley Switchback and the Victory Hard-Ball don't fit any of the usual subcategories, so we just stacked them against each other.

40 Retros Redux
The Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe and the Indian Chief Vintage marry retro good looks with updated running gear for an eye-catching result.

49 Buyer's Guide Bike Communication, Part 1
Communication technology can get pretty confusing, so we've compiled a primer on the latest options available to riders.

Departments 9 Main JET

12 Rumblings

14 Between The Lines
Guzzi's latest California and Triumph's new T100.

56 Shop Talk

68 Tested
PIAA 1100 LEDs, OGIO's No Drag Mach 5 pack and the AGV Shadow jacket.

72 Long Term Bikes

74 Readers’ Rides

August 2012 Motorcycle Cruiser Table of Contents - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine