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Harley-Davidson 2008, a legendary family


by Pascal Bastien ,

Toronto, Ontario. The team at spent a day at Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada to test-ride the new 2008 models. Among others, we had the opportunity to try out the XL 1200N Nightster, a new urban-looking bike offering a different riding experience. According to Bill Davidson, Director of Product Development at Harley-Davidson, the Nightster is a motorcycle that captures the essence of the Sportster tradition, which is based on innovation, excitement and versatility since the 1950s. Thanks to a unique design and improvements made to the Sportster family over the last few years, the Nightster promises extraordinary thrills.

When you're lucky enough to ride some of the sexiest cruisers in the world, nothing can ruin this highly anticipated moment, not even bad weather or cold temperatures. Under a gloomy sky, we tested three different models from the 2008 Screamin'Eagle lineup, namely the Dyna, a stylish and powerful mount, the Softail Springer, a classic bike featuring a legendary fork, as well as the king of all cruisers, the Road King.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin'Eagle models are the result of a new development program called Custom Vehicle Operation (CVO). This program creates exclusive, limited-production motorcycles that are manufactured by special teams of technicians at two Harley-Davidson plants, one in York, Pennsylvania, and another one in Kansas City, Missouri.

Every model in the Screamin'Eagle lineup is powered by the production Harley engine with the largest displacement in the entire history of the company. The Twin Cam 110 is 1,800 cc of pure adrenaline.

You will be able to read our complete reviews of these legendary bikes very shortly.

Photo Credit : Philippe Champoux