Hot Bikes - Readers' Rides

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Troy Price
Vancouver, WA
'06 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture

Troy Price is a travelin' man. He bought his Royal Star on Ebay a year ago from a guy in Reno, NV. Price then flew into Reno on a Wednesday and rode the bike 600+ miles home to Vancouver, WA on Thursday. It's a sweet tourer, loaded out with all the creature comforts (cruise control, am/fm cassette, CB, intercom, iPod jack, etc). He usually uses it to commute to work when the weather permits. The photo is from a ride he did last summer following the Columbia River from the Pacific coast to central Washington. Price and his Yamaha will be trekking to the Grand Canyon in September. It's his 4th motorcycle, and hands-down, his favorite.

Mikel Gunn
Fort Worth, TX
'05 Honda VTX 1800

Mikel Gunn has spared no expense customizing his VTX 1800. The bike is literally dripping with chrome. Topping the whole thing off is a stunning custom paint job. Colorworks did the base Impact Blue and airbrush artist Denise Thurston-Newton took it to another level. Together, they worked out a Native American and wolf themed design. The result is a highly personal piece of rolling art.

JW Lehman
Laconia, IN
'08 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob FXDF

Lehman has had his Fat Bob FXDF for a little over a year, and is slowly adding mods. He has added RSD Venturi Air Cleaner, Vance & Hines Big Radius 2-into-1s, and a Mustang Vintage Solo seat. This bike has fulfilled his lifelong dream to buy a new Harley and make it his own. He waited 10 years after retiring from the Marine Corps to make it come true, but he says it was worth the wait!