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 […]

Blacked-Out & Bad to the Bone – Indian Chieftain Dark Horse First Look

Indian Motorcycle Company has been shaking up the status quo of the American cruiser motorcycle segment since it landed in the hands of Polaris, Inc. Tapping into the brand’s heritage and injecting it with modern performance and technology, the company’s combination of solidly built bikes and aggressive marketing strategies has steadily cut into Harley-Davidson’s market share. […]

Tim Scates Handbuilt Showcase – “Amy’s Twisted Bobber”

With intricate engraving on the split rocker boxes, a touch of gold inlay on the tank, and a perfectly twisted downtube on its frame, it’s easy to see why Tim Scates 2006 bobber has been killing it on the custom bike show scene. The list of awards the bike has won is long. “Best of […]

Captain America or Iron Man? HJC Launches Marvel Helmets in Time for Civil War

Listen up, Marvel fans. While Captain America: Civil War is the headliner this weekend as the movie hits the big screen, now you, too, can ride around town like your favorite superhero. HJC is launching a special lineup of Marvel helmets, including Captain America and Iron Man, just in time to cash in the movie’s […]

Bringing Boardtrack Back – Sons of Speed Set for Biketoberfest

Oh, what has Buzz gotten himself into now? Apparently our fearless leader at American Iron is going to strap on his gear, hop aboard a 1915 Harley-Davidson, and duel it out with the likes of Billy Lane, Jay Allen, Rick Petko and others on the paved, banked, half-mile oval of New Smyrna Speedway. The event […]

Top 10 Motorcycle Rallies of the Summer

It’s time once again to gear up and hit the open road as motorcycle rally season is upon us. The ride out to one’s favorite rally deepens the overall experience. There’s bike shows to be seen, poker runs to be ridden and hands to be drawn, concerts to bang our heads at and mingling on […]

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2nd Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail May 13 & 14

With the 8th annual Quail Motorcycle Ride and Gathering quickly approaching, Why We Ride Director Bryan H. Carroll is busily coordinating the 2nd Invitational Why We Ride to the Quail. The two-day event includes a group ride up California’s majestic Highway 1 from Pismo Beach to Monterey with plenty of scenic stops along the way. […]