December 2011 Motorcycle Cruiser Table of Contents

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36 cover story Built for Comfort, Dressed For Distance
As is our (somewhat) annual tradition, we gather up the top-line tourers from each firm. This year, it's Victory's new Cross Country Tour and Harley's Road Glide Ultra versus Honda's recently-tweaked Gold Wing and the Kawasaki Voyager.

16 First Ride 2012 Harley Switchback
For 2012, the Motor Company ushers in the new Switchback model. We sent Billy Bartels to the wilds of Utah to suss out the particulars.

24 First Ride 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory's marquee model for 2012 is a dressed-up Cross Country. Read Evans Brasfield's take on this new rig, as well as other changes to the new Victory line.

30 First Ride 2012 H-D CVO Road Glide Custom
For 2012, there's another new model in the group.

50 Holiday Gift Guide
Kris Kringle (with a helmet) dishes out some suggestions for stocking stuffers.

54 Tour Southern Dozen Tour
Snakes, Pie and Eggs. Yup, it's a series of motorcycle routes in Tennessee.

**On The Cover **
Evans Brasfield snaps the dressers in Frazier Park, CA


4 Main Jet

6 Rumblings

10 Between the Lines
The 2012 models keep coming. Rigs from Royal Enfield, Honda and more.

58 Shop Talk
Back to Maintenance Basics

68 New Products

70 Cruiser Tested 72 Readers’ Rides

74 Exhaust Notes