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 […]

Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Chronicles: Kuryakyn Precision Line

Kuryakyn might have officially announced its Precision Line for Milwaukee-Eight models yesterday, but guess what? Just about everything from the Precision Line is already on the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger. Kuryakyn’s latest is designed to dress up areas of your engine that often get overlooked and will help riders spruce up their Milwaukee-Eight with […]

Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Chronicles: Kuryakyn Crusher and Hypercharger ES

Power. Bikers can never get enough. That’s why the first thing many riders do is swap out their stock air intakes and exhaust. It’s one of the easiest, quickest ways to boost horsepower and torque. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip loves power. Why else would it hold drag races right down the middle of its amphitheater […]

2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Winners, Photos & Review

There was the historic, like Chris Carter’s immaculate 1914 Jefferson Board Track Racer and Gary Landeen’s 1942 Indian Pre-War Big Base Scout. There was the exotic, Virgil Elings’ pristine, unraced 1995 Britten V1000 coming to mind, the superb superbike No. 10 of 10. There was next-gen goodness in the form of John Bennet’s wicked Motus […]