Unsung Easy Rider Cliff Vaughs Passes Away

Cliff Vaughs, one of the men who helped design and build one of the most iconic motorcycles ever, passed away this weekend. While mystery and controversy have always surrounded the “Captain America” and “Billy’s Bike” used in the movie Easy Rider, the originals were built by Vaughs and Ben Hardy, a chopper-builder in Los Angeles, […]

Thrills and Spills – Dirt Quake USA 2016 Review

Portland’s P-funkiness jumped the Columbia River and invaded its neighbor to the north as Castle Rock, Washington, was overrun by riders with big bushy ‘fros and polyester shirts unbuttoned to navels, the motley crew doing their quarter-mile disco dance on mini-choppers and tracked-out Sportsters. “Danger” Ehren in his electric-blue do didn’t disappoint as he barreled […]

Forget Game of Thrones, Progressive’s Chrome Thrones Built for Bikers

For bikers who think they’re kings of their castles, have we got the throne for you. These Chrome Thrones are the creation of Buffalo Art Co. and custom motorcycle builder Chase Stopnik of the Cycle Zombies. They were built for Progressive Insurance as props for an upcoming Progressive motorcycle marketing campaign. Three of them were […]

Harley Recalling 8,060 FXDL Low Riders from Mid 2014-2016

Harley-Davidson is issuing recalls for 8,060 FXDL Low Riders produced between January 6, 2014 and April 7, 2016, because of potentially damaged ignition switches. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claim, engine vibrations could possibly damage internal electronics of the ignition switch. Power to the engine could be cut while the bike is […]

Go, Buzz, Go: AIM E-i-C Competing in 2016 FIM NA Vintage Road Racing Championships

The United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) 2016 FIM North America Vintage Road Racing Championships are hitting the track this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Classes range from Flyweight 100 GP to Pre-50 to Supermasters. Sidecar races, always a crowd favorite, will also be held. Grid positions for Sunday’s final FIM races will be […]

Dirt Quake III Rumbles into Castle Rock June 17-18

The grounds of Castle Rock will soon be shaking once again as Dirt Quake USA III is almost upon us. Fables and folklore abound about last year’s event. The shenanigans blew up on social, from the late-night, free-for-all dirt track session that broke out in the parking lot to the boat crash. (Still not sure […]

Country Star Frankie Ballard Talks Motorcycles & Allstate’s Guardians of the Ride

“I’ve been a rider for a long time and I’ve noticed it’s more dangerous now it seems to be on a motorcycle than it was when I first got started.” These words country music star Frankie Ballard spoke struck me. He’s right. Drivers are more distracted now than ever and motorcyclists are more susceptible as […]

Giving Back: Thunder Struck Builds Custom Trike for Combat Hero SSgt. Meadows

“How do you feel about giving veterans their freedom back?” When Mark Daley of Thunder Struck Custom Bikes was asked this by a customer, he wasn’t sure what to think of the ambiguous question. Turns out the question came from John ‘Hardcharger’ Barker, a vet and Combat Hero Bike Build Chairman. A division of the […]

Oil Change & Museum Tour: Pit Stop at Arlen Ness Motorcycles

Five-hundred miles had come and gone on the new engine. Still 500 to go before home. But if you’ve gotta make a pit stop for a service job, Arlen Ness Motorcycles isn’t a bad place to have to stop. Backside of the building I roll up to the second-story garage on the Indian Chieftain Dark […]

Move Over XR750: Harley Debuts Liquid-Cooled XG750R Flat Tracker for Springfield Mile

The cat is officially out of the bag. Harley-Davidson has added a new engine to its repertoire, a race-modified, liquid-cooled V-Twin based on the 750 Revolution X of the Street 750. Developed with the help of Vance & Hines, the new platform is a race-only engine powering Harley-Davidson’s XG750R, the successor to the 44-year-old XR750. […]