7 New Motorcycles Built for Roaring Into Spring 2014

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Motorcycle riders can’t be blamed if they’re caught counting the days till the snow comes off the ground and the roads are cleared for touring. In fact, bike makers can hardly introduce a new product without rhapsodizing about the open roads of the American summer. To that end, several 2014 model-year bikes are delivering the goods for riders interested in an upgrade in time for spring.

That includes models designed to extend trips for as long as riders want to make them, not to mention getaway bikes that make warm-weather weekends a blast. From bikes made for touring to speedsters ready to break out out of a stoplight, here are seven new motorcycles built for roaring into spring 2014.

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1. 2014 Harley Davidson SuperLow 1200T ($11,799)

The latest in a series of new releases by Harley Davidson, the SuperLow 1200T features the Evolution engine that came from Shovelhead and Ironhead stock. Sporting a 1200cc V-Twin, the SuperLow 1200T features relocated mid-mount foot controls for easy ground access when you want to stop as well as footboards designed for added support and cushioning. Saddlebags come standard, and a detachable windshield makes long trips possible no matter what type of terrain you’re crossing.

Harley Davidson aimed to put together a touring bike similar to those riders were assembling on their own. The SuperLow 1200T is the factory model with every inch of space covered with the bike maker’s signature style. Standard black colors come in the base price, while different color options involve an uptick in price. SuperLow 1200T bikes get 48 mpg combined and hit a max 71 lb-ft of torque.

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