11. HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROADSTER
THE FACTS O 70.8ftlb O 259kg O Seat height 785mm
HIGHLIGHTS Sportster 1200 platform Café racer riding position Dual front brakes and USD forks It may be based on the Sportster 1200, but the Roadster gets a significant makeover to not just its styling but, more importantly, the chassis, to turn it into a genuine café racer that should appeal to a whole new group of riders. By using specially designed 19 and 18-inch wheels front and rear respectively, the whole attitude is transformed. And that’s backed up by Harley gifting the Roadster with proper performance-oriented suspension and brakes. But better than all the style and engineering changes is that it rides beautifully. If you’re new to HarleyDavidsons, start here.