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It’s nearly two years since Harley introduced the new Softails and we’re long overdue putting the Fat Bob through its paces, so that’s what we’ve been doing, as well as taking a longer look at Indian’s FTR1200 in the company of previous game-changing American bikes from the past.

That’s countered by a couple of tasty one-off Shovelheads, the Vintage and Sportster Rally and ‘the last’ Flanders Chopper Bash.

A Thunderbike Chicano Heritage Classic builds a bridge between the two eras, the Victory boys turn out in mid Wales and Boz is continuing to do great things with the Milwaukee Eight in his Sport Glide.

And it’s the time of year when we need to do a lot of work on the New Bike Buyer’s Guide, because next year’s models have been announced.


In this issue ...

NEWS: Indian 2020 // Harley-Davidson 2020 // RIP Peter Fonda

REVIEWS: Sena Prism Tube WiFi // Bridgestone Battlax Tyres  REVISITED: Harley Switchback Jacket // Shorai Lithium Batteries

ROADTESTS: 2019 Harley-Davidson FXFBS 114-inch Fat Bob S // Revisiting the FTR1200 (already??)

CUSTOMS: Greenback Shovel // Thunderbike Chicano Heritage Classic // Julian’s Stretched FLH

TECH: Stealth Power on the Quiet II: Boz fits S&S’ Milwaukee Eight camchest upgrade and cam.

EVENTS: Vintage and Sportster // V-Twin Victory Weekender // 81 Liverpool Ride-In Show

ROADTRIP: Running to Flanders Chopper Bash and back via Eindhoven’s Matchlight Motorcycle Show

NEW BIKE BUYERS’ GUIDE: 2020 additions and removals, and a cameo on the new Low Rider S Softail

LAST WORD: When Concepts Attack