What are the factors that make a great commuter bike? Engine power—and more specifically, powerband—tall seat height, and ease of maneuverability are all vital when navigating rush-hour traffic, none of which are necessarily Harley’s strong suits. Where the MoCo does excel, however, is in motorist awareness thanks to good lighting and the potential to put out a lot of decibels. Those two factors can’t be overstated among today’s distracted drivers. Harley also excels in creature comforts and modularity. A quality sound system can easily be added to any model as can a slew of windshields, seating, heated components, and storage options. Rush-hour fender-benders seem to be a daily occurence, and if it can’t be avoided, having a 600-plus pound machine built of heavyweight steel and chrome between your legs could mean the difference between calling a tow truck and calling an ambulance.