2018 HARLEY DAVIDSON ROASTER
The 1,203cc Evolution V-twin breathes through a racing-themed oval airbox finished in graphite, the double front-disc-brake setup adds a welcome extra dose of stopping power, and the single combination tach/speedo simplifies appearances while still imparting needed information. Bodywork consists of cutoff front and rear fenders, a tall 3.3-gallon tank with racing stripe, and a fastback-style seat that tucks the rider in low while still providing a perch for the occasional passenger.
Amazingly, the 19-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel match the diameters of the wheels of some top 1970s sportbikes, giving the Roadster a period look—and some extra cornering clearance under that big engine and dual exhausts. And thankfully, the amidships-mounted footpegs and controls suit cruisers and sport riders equally well.