Flourishing in the Future Addressed by Custom Culture Forum in Austin

It was a meeting of the minds in Austin, a collection of talented young builders and leaders of the millennial moto-movement bouncing ideas off industry veterans, magazine publishers, Motorcycle Industry Council members and OEM representatives. The second “Custom Culture Forum, held at Revival Cycles during the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show weekend, was spearheaded by industry veteran […]

Custom Indian Scout Sixty Flat Tracker Laps Lone Star Half-Mile

While Indian Motorcycle Company announced its intentions to build a factory flat track racer in the near future, Indian of Lafayette, a dealership out of Indiana, is ahead of the game. The Indian of Lafayette team brought an Indian Scout Sixty-based flat tracker to Austin last weekend. The motorcycle basically runs a stock 60 cubic-inch […]

Davis Fisher Tests Prototype Flat Track Engine in Lone Star Half-Mile

The first time I saw the Street 750 in person at the 2014 press launch in Austin, Harley had already turned one into a flat tracker. It sat prominently at the head of the room where we had our tech discussion for the new Street 750. At the time, Harley was still trying to convince […]

2016 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show Snapshots

While it may have started as a modest gathering of gearheads, the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show has exploded since its humble beginnings. Motorcycles packed both sides of the street before the doors to the Fair Market even opened. The line to get in stretched down the block nightly as people packed in shoulder-to-shoulder inside the building. […]

SuperHooligans Steamroll Austin’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Steamrollers mashed the malleable soil into submission until it compacted just enough so the SuperHooligan sideshow could take place a stone’s throw from the front doors of the 2016 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Despite their best efforts, track conditions were very rock and roll. The races were haunted by a hero, famed flat tracker Dave Aldana […]

Big Dog Motorcycles Attempts Comeback with 2016 K9

Big Dog Motorcycles (BDM) was once a juggernaut when motorcycles with 300mm back tires, monster V-Twins, and showroom-quality paint were the rage. Over the course of 17 years, 30,000 motorcycles came off its production line. But the company got hit hard by the most recent recession, and ultimately Intrust Bank foreclosed on its motorcycle division […]

20th Century Racing Seeks to Save Historic Sturgis Half-Mile

It has a history said to stretch back 100 years. Once upon a time the thunder of horse’s hooves filled the air around the dirt oval as they barreled down its back straight full-tilt. It was born from pioneering spirit, an avenue for settlers from nearby Ft. Meade outpost to prove who was the best […]

Harley Downtube Bag for Sportsters/Dynas Review

While our 2004 Sportster XL1200C project bike has served us well, it’s always good to have a few basic tools with you when you ride for those unpredictable roadside emergencies. And while we wished we could bring a few along, we’ve spent a lot of time hot roddin’ the Sporty up and didn’t want anything […]

The Final Ride – Paughco Offers Gas Tank Urns for Biker

While Vikings had ocean-going vessels for their final funeral pyres to usher them to Valhalla, good old-fashioned funeral pyres are frowned upon these days. And while it might not be quite as glorious, those crazy cats at Paughco are offering bikers a unique vessel to take residence in during the after-life – motorcycle gas or […]

And Then There Were Four – Harley Custom Kings Contest Final 4

And then there were four. The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament isn’t the only one creating a little “March Madness.” Harley-Davidson Custom Kings contest is generating its own buzz as the field of 64 customized Sportsters that kicked off the contest have been narrowed down to four. The premise was simple. Harley challenged dealerships across the […]