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 […]

2017 FLTRXS Road Glide Special Review

by Dain Gingerellli I was highballing north on US 395 along california’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Harley’s cruise control doing most of the work, when the slow-moving tractor-trailer up ahead forced me to reduce speed. I should point out, too, that this was no ordinary Harley-Davidson. I was riding a 2017 FLTRXS Road Glide Special, […]

2017 Harley-Davidson Breakout First Ride Review Video

The 2017 Breakout delivers a tried-and-true Harley-Davidson riding experience. Low-slung in a stretched frame, riders straddle a wide tank and reach for the wide drag bars in a punched out riding position. Drop the clutch and there’s an explosion of power, the electronic throttle control dialed and quick to respond. Between the 21” tall front […]

2017 Harley Fat Bob First Ride Video Review

It sure looks the part. Thick black chunks of Dunlop rubber front and back, sharp-looking black machined aluminum slotted disc wheels, drag bars, burly Tommy Gun exhaust and a High Output Twin Cam 103 engine. Yup, the 2017 Harley Fat Bob looks the part. But does its get-up-and-go match its hot rod disposition? During our […]

2016 Harley XL1200CX Roadster Review

CX in the city, a roadster for the road  –  by Dain Gingerelli  According to Harley-Davidson’s promotional literature the new XL1200CX Roadster is aimed dead-square at young riders, often termed Millennials. But tell that to the older guy — think Baby Boomer—who cast an envious eye on the Roadster, with its Velocity Red Sunglo paint […]

2016 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Review

A drag bike for the street It’s ok. You can admit it. You sometimes catch yourself riding your motorcycle from stoplight to stoplight pretending to be an NHRA pro drag racer. Clutching as fast as you can and banging up through the gears is always fun, but what’s even more fun is doing it on […]

Our First Ride Impressions of Harley’s New Milwaukee-Eight

American Iron Magazine editor Steve Lita was fortunate enough to get in a day of riding on the new 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models featuring both versions of the new Milwaukee-Eight engine; standard 107″ and CVO models equipped with the 114″ version. The first thing you notice when you start up the new Milwaukee-Eight is, well, […]

2017 Indian Chieftain & Roadmaster First Ride Review

Biggest. Fastest. Most Customizable. These words are running through my head as I sit roadside pushing buttons on the Indian Roadmaster’s new infotainment system trying to decide what I want to see on the display of my split screens. Seeing how a 5,000 foot climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway lies before me, I opt […]

2016 Harley Low Rider S First Ride Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Tyler Greenblatt  Photos by Riles & Nelson There’s fast, and then there’s 110” Screamin’ Eagle Dyna fast You know you’re in for a fun ride when fleet center manager Alan has to replace all the ground-down footpegs on the test bikes from the previous day’s grouping of motojournalists. I promised to […]

2017 Victory Octane First Ride Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Steve Lita OK. So let me get this straight. You want me to pin the throttle and dump the clutch, right?” Those were my words to the stunt riding duo of Joe Vertical and Tony Carbajal at the Victory Octane press launch. Joe and Tony were our guest hooligan event […]