Hooligan for a Day: Flat Trackin’ for the 1st Time on an RSD Hooligan Indian Scout

* Photos by Barry Hathaway courtesy of Indian Motorcycle Co. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit scared. Not Jason Voorhees chasing me with a big knife scared, but sweaty-palms, heart racing, tightness in the shoulders type of scared. The cause of my consternation was the fact that I was about to […]

Harley Making Bid to Buy Ducati? Reuters Report Creates Internet Buzz

Reuters, an international news agency based in London, England, created quite a stir on the internet today with the headline “Harley-Davidson enters race to buy Italian rival Ducati: sources.” The report, written by Pamela Barbaglia, says that Harley-Davidson is throwing its hat into the ring against other industry heavyweights like Bajaj Auto to place a […]

Flat Track Rising: American Flat Track CEO Michael Lock Interview

American Flat Track racing has been red-hot. Fueling those flames this year has been the renewed rivalry between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Co., the addition of more venues and new tracks, a new race format, more contingency money, and a TV contract with NBCSN. What better way to understand this resurgence in popularity than to […]

2017 Harley Sportster Forty-Eight First Ride Review

Stance. The Harley enigma is predicated by stance. It’s a reason a Harley is often imitated but never duplicated. Many manufacturers have tried to simulate the stance of a Harley and just about all have failed as The Motor Company continues to own the lion’s share in the heavyweight cruiser market. While the diversity of its […]

The State of Harley-Davidson’s Factory Flat Track Team: Terry Vance Interview

It’s not easy following in the footsteps of a legend. And in the annals of American flat track racing, Harley-Davidson’s XR750 is a legend. The storied motorcycle has racked up 37 AMA Grand National championships in 44 seasons and is by far the most successful flat track bike of all time. But even the greatest […]

Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Chronicles: Jesyca J and Americade

By now most of you know we’ve been running a series of features on the 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger in advance of our full spread on the custom 2017 Street Glide in American Iron Magazine Issue #352. Customized by Kuryakyn, painted by Gilby’s Street Department, it reflects the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s fondness for […]

The Shared Experience of a Moto-Family: Why We Ride to the Quail 2017

“This really is why we do this, what links us all together, this sensation of vitality and freedom we get from riding motorcycles. There’s an intangible that comes from shared experience, a sensation of freedom that we share with others.” Linking together and shared experience. These words spoken by The Brand Amp’s Marc Altieri at […]

Evel Knievel Museum Now Open, Celebration Planned

Evel Knievel. The name is synonymous with motorcycle daredevil. The consummate showman, Knievel brought death-defying motorcycle jumps into living rooms across America on ABC’s Wide World of Sports long before there was any such thing as the internet or YouTube. From ramp-to-ramp jumps over cars on an XR-750 to larger-than-life theatrics against the backgrounds of […]

Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Chronicles: Custom Paint by Gilby’s Street Department

After nailing the paint on last year’s Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger, Gilby’s Street Department got the call once again from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Kuryakyn to paint this year’s bike. Doesn’t hurt that your company does world-class work and completed last year’s project ahead of schedule. “We always have a deadline and I […]

Broken Bows and Valentines: 6 Days in Nebraska’s Sand Hills on the Indian Roadmaster

Throw a dart at the heart of a map of the USA and there’s a good chance you’ll hit Nebraska. But much like my home state of Oregon where everybody thinks it rains all the time, Nebraska is also subject to misconceptions. I’m guilty of it myself. When picturing the state, long stretches of flat […]