Harley XR1200 Sportster Magazine Review

Chris leans into one aboard a Harley XR1200 Sportster.

Not to belittle the present offering of Sportsters, but it’s great to see that Harley-Davidson is again putting out an aggressive machine in the XL lineup! I hail from the days when XLCHs ruled the two-wheeled streets. In my opionion, the late ’50s and all of the ’60s were a golden age of piston-powered machinery. […]

Harley Boots

Harley Boots

As I entered my second year riding Harley-Davidsons, I decided it was time to get a pair of H-D boots that I could wear while riding to work, hitting the clubs, or performing at my latest gig. (I sing and play guitar with a band.) A look through H-D’s footwear catalog gave me lots of […]

S&S Cycle Manifold Tool

An excellent tool to help you get the correct manifold

I’ve been building stroked and big-bore V-twins since the mid-1970s. Back then, to get the correct-width manifold for your new creation, you had to just measure the cylinder height (from base gasket surface to head gasket surface) and send that info to S&S. Since the only heads available were reworked H-D ones, S&S would know […]

Sculptor Jeff Decker to Create ‘Wyman Cup’ Trophy for Motorcycle Cannonball Event

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Jeff Decker, an artist whose bronze-cast sculptures depicting the synergy of man and modern machines – particularly historic motorcycles – have garnered worldwide attention, has been commissioned to create a trophy for the Motorcycle Cannonball, a transcontinental endurance ride for pre-1916 classic motorcycles to be held September 10-26, 2010. The event starts in Kitty Hawk, […]

Harley Magazine Review Road King Classic

'09 Road King Classic

It’s not uncommon to hear Harley-Davidson touring bikes referred to as the kings of the American road, a statement that is no doubt echoed by the many owners of those bikes. Why wouldn’t you take pride in your machine being considered royalty? Heck, I’m down with that, and I only own a plebian FXR. So […]

Tour Master Motorcycle Rain Gear

Tour Master Sentinel

I’ll be the first to admit I’d prefer not to ride in the rain, but there are times when you just have to do it. And when that happens, you want to be wearing a rain suit that keeps the wet stuff where it belongs: outside! The other mandatory trait for a motorcycle rain suit […]

Icon Motorcycle Boots

Icon Boots

Talk about a long-term test! I was asked to review a pair of boots two years ago, and I’ve finally got the word that the story is due. We’ve been through a lot, these boots and I; we’ve climbed mountains, tackled the badlands, and ridden from sea to shining sea. Ah, memories. But the important […]

Titan Bulldog Motorcycle Review

Titan Bulldog

I know what you’re thinking: seen one motorcycle wheel chock, seen ’em all. Not true! While there are several models available, some have better features, which is the case with the all-new Titan Bulldog ($239). Made of steel, it weighs in at a hefty 33 pounds. The extra weight — plus the four large rubberized […]

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Knives

H-D Knives

A wise man once told me “Always carry a knife.” Well, over the years, I’ve taken that to heart and carried a plethora of knives. But these days I usually carry one of the Harley-Davidson knives shown here. There are about a dozen different Harley-branded knives to choose from, and the two shown are the […]

Harley V-Rod Muscle Magazine Review

V-Rod Muscle

As of this writing, Vance & Hines/Screamin’ Eagle Racing’s newest rider, Eddie Krawiec, just earned his second NHRA Pro-Stock motorcycle event “Wally” victory trophy. He was aboard the bike many consider to be the inspiration for the VRSCF V-Rod Muscle you see on these pages. Heck, we even have the color right. Eddie’s rise to […]