2004 Harley-Davidson XL1200 Roadster
by Lori B. Law
Chromey and Me
I'm a girl who appreciates vintage aesthetics, so when I started riding I, of course, wanted a vintage bike. But there's a problem with vintage bikes: most are kick starts, and I'm not that big of a girl. After several vintage bikes and a whole lot of frustration, my feller bought me the Roadster, customizing so it had a vintage flair. The emblems are off of a '55 T-Bird, the tank is chromed. He added the tank pads and the fork gators like the old bikes I loved. The best part? She's an absolute joy to ride. Last summer, she and I went 2400 miles together from California to Colorado--something my old Bonneville or my '66 YM1 sure the heck couldn't have done.