Harleys have been known to conquer all sorts of challenging terrain to arrive safely, and loudly, at Starbucks and faux biker bars the world over. Why, there are even interesting threads on ADV outlining Hog riders' exploits in Central and South America, as well as Deadhorse…on a Road King no less.
And I have personally seen numerous Harleys complete the Dakkar RalleyBurger Challenge (*). Yes, I watched as a fat Boy, two Super Glides and Road King with ape hangers roll into the Dakkar RallyBurger in Des Moines, Iowa a few years back.
* Not to be confused with the Dakar Rally.
Triumph Rocket III Touring, KTM 990 ADV
When I finished high school, I wanted to take all my graduation money and buy myself a motorcycle. But my mom said no. See, she had a brother who died in a horrible motorcycle accident when he was 18. And I could just have his motorcycle.