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No matter how you like your American v-twins, you’ll find something here that’ll float your boat: ancient or modern, big or small, immaculate or a bit rough round the edges. A bit like ourselves.

We try the Iron 1200 for size, check out Rod’s highly evolved 4-speed Shovel Fat Bob, a couple of tidy bolt-on-and-ride middleweights, and a Panhead chop that is marking an anniversary, but not one of The Motor Company’s.

Then there’s a faded movie star of a 40’s Model-U, we follow-up the Tsunami Glide, drop in at Arneitz Ride-In Show at this summer’s (summer??) Faaker See, Motorcycle Live, Krazy Horse in Oxfordshire and the Shield Maidenz north of Manchester. And while the editorial Buell is getting a modest lift in the lighting department, Boz’s Sport Glide is getting a massive one in, leap-frogging the 114 capacity that it should have had in the first place and boosting its 107 inches to 124!!

In this issue ...

NEWS: Indian Challenger // Indian FTR1200 Rally // Harley-Davidson Future // King of Custom 2019

REVIEWS: Mustang Touring Solo for Milwaukee Eight Softails

ROADTESTS: 2019 Harley-Davidson XL1200N 1200 Iron

CUSTOMS: 50th HA Anniversary Panhead // Beach Tracker // Rhön Racer // Brat-Style Sportster

CLASSICS: 1984 FXE/F Super Glide Fat Bob // Worn and Torn Model U // Tsunami Glide reprise

TECH: 2-Litre Milwaukee Eight part 1 // Easily LED II // Previewing Indian’s Challenger

EVENTS: Motorcycle Live 2019 // Faaker See Ride-In Show // Krazy Horse Open New Stables in Oxfordshire // Shield Maidenz Party-On

NEW BIKE BUYERS’ GUIDE: 2020 additions and removals, and a quick glance at the Livewire.

LAST WORD: Modern Scout with a classic twist.