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. […]

Should Harley Build This Standard Motorcycle?

Harley-Davidson has carved out its niche in the cruiser motorcycle segment by sticking to its guns when it comes to motorcycle manufacturing. As the adage goes, “If it ain’t broke…” Sure, every now and then The Motor Co. ventures out of its comfort zone, but its bread-and-butter are cruisers and tourers. It’s helped them be […]

2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse First Impressions

Perched beneath the big guns on the deck of the mighty battleship USS Iowa, Indian Motorcycle was flexing a little muscle of its own, the 2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. The blacked-out treatment suits the big bagger well, injects it with a little more “rock & roll.” If Indian’s seeking to broaden their customer base […]

A Toast & A Coast: Why We Ride to the Quail 2016

The cavalcade of motorcycles flowed over the California countryside more than 30 strong, shared a certain symbiosis as they started, stopped and changed lanes as one. Every time Brian Klock twisted a little throttle ahead of me I was privy to the sonic waves unleashed by the exhaust of the Jack Daniels 150th Anniversary Indian […]

2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Photo Essay

It was an excess of riches, a treasure trove of motorcycles and enthusiasts all gathered on the immaculate green grounds of the Quail Golf Course. The excess included almost 100 more bikes than last year, more tickets sold at the gate, and more stories shared. The 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering rewarded attendees with a wonderful […]