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 […]

2016 H-D FLD Dyna Switchback Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli  Some motorcycles are best defined with a single word. The 2016 FLD Dyna Switchback is one of those bikes, and the best description for it is “versatile.” In fact, versatility is what led to the name Switchback, because owners can, by removing the quick-detach windshield and saddlebags, switch […]

2016 Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty Ride Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli Peaceful smoke signals be damned! Indian Motorcycle is on the warpath to establish itself as a key player in the American motorcycle market. The tribe tripled its number last year with the introduction of three more models – the Scout, Roadmaster, and Dark Horse – and 2016 brings […]

2016 Harley Fat Boy S Ride And Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli Here’s a quick quiz for Harley aficionados: when is a Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) model not really a CVO model? Answer: when it’s a 2016 FLSTFBS Fat Boy S or FLSS Slim S. And Harley’s two new S model Softails certainly are big news for one very […]

2016 H-D Road Glide Ultra Ride and Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli It’s back! after a two-year hiatus, harley’s fltru Road Glide Ultra rejoins the Touring lineup, reporting for duty and sporting the same Project RUSHMORE amenities and upgrades — right down to the Boom! Box audio system and GPS touchscreen feature — found on the other FL models. The […]

2016 H-D Sportster Forty-Eight Ride Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli Two things you should know about the 48 and all other Sportsters in Harley-Davidson’s 2016 lineup. First, Harley harbors no plans to relinquish rights to the XL model now or anytime soon. Despite focusing much of its energy and resources during the past three years  on Project RUSHMORE […]

New Model Preview – 2016 Victory Magnum X-1

2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Ingredients for a sound performance text by Dain Gingerelli photograph courtesy of Victory Motorcycles With all the noise that came from Polaris Industries’ Indian camp this past year or so, it was only a matter of time before the other motorcycle company from Minnesota broke its silence. And when Victory Motor­cycles […]

New Bike Review – 2015 H-D Dyna Low Rider

2015 H-D Dyna Low Rider Versatility of a Swiss Army knife text and photography by Dain Gingerelli Here’s a recap of my workweek: after meddling with various tasks in my office Monday morning, I snuck out on the FXDL Dyna Low Rider for lunch at the big-box store, otherwise known as Costco. I’m an easy […]

New Bike Review – 2014 H-D FXDC Super Glide Custom

One of The Motor Company’s longest-standing models By Dain Gingerelli, photos by Riles & Nelson   So there I was, thinking, “The Super Glide has been a member of the Harley family for quite some time now.” Let’s switch now from my deep, mind-blowing, metaphysical thought process to facts: it was back in 1971 when Willie […]

2015 H-D Road Glide Special – Preview

On The Road Again By Dain Gingerelli, photos by Pam Proctor   The collective sigh of relief emanating from South Dakota’s Black Hills last August was justified. The occasion marked the return of the Road Glide to Harley-Davidson’s lineup, and fans of the shark-nosed model were delighted to see the 2015 version rolling through the […]