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I think I’ve done as many miles in the last couple of months as I did in 2016, and on as broad a selection of bikes as at any time in the last fifteen years in terms of roadtesting.

We find out what Harley’s reworking of the Street 750 has achieved in the all new Street Rod, exceed our brief in taking out the Bonneville Bobber to see how it compares with Harley-Davidson’s Forty-Eight and Indian’s Scout – with interesting results if no actually conclusion – and then get chance to stretch our legs a little on what seems to be the first Road King Special in captivity on these shores!

We also watch Sportster Sickness invade Robin Hood Harley-Davidson, gauge the scope of Harley’s fifty bikes in five years claim, and revisit Jeckill & Hyde in Holland to be very pleasantly surprised by their Euro-4 exhausts.

In this issue ...

ROADTESTED: 2017.5 Harley-Davidson XG750A Street Rod // Harley-Davidson FLHRS Road King Special // Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight vs Indian Scout vs Triumph Bonneville Bobber

CUSTOMS: Peter Strom’s MOON Sportster // Guy Martin’s Hogtech Chopper from Dirtquake 2016

EVENTS: Previewing the Sportster60th event // Twisted Turnout // Sportster Anniversary // MCN Festival of Motorcycling (well, the Hooligan racing) // Sportster Sickness’ Big One

TECH: Jeckill & Hyde Euro 4 electronically controlled exhausts

FUTURE: Setting the context for Fifty Bikes in Five years