Harley-Davidson Launches Café Custom Accessories for Sportsters

A Look That’s Light, Fast and Loaded with Hard-Edged, Retro-Custom Attitude Less is more because less is faster. That was the simple philosophy of the original café racers – bikers in 1960’s England who stripped motorcycles down to the bare essentials and put their machines to the test street-racing from coffee shop to coffee shop. […]

“Snow Drag” Sportster Roosts the Slopes of a Ski Resort

Got the winter blues because it’s too snowy outside to ride? These guys have the solution. Banska Bystrica Harley-Davidson, a dealership in Slovakia, has turned a Sportster Roadster into a Snow Drag bike by adding a ski on the front, extending the rear, and throwing a snowmobile track on the back. The result – instant […]

Harley Challenges Dealers to Build the Baddest Sportster in 2017 Battle of the Kings

The Harley-Davidson “Battle of the Kings” has commenced, and in the end, to borrow a line from the Highlander, “There can be only one!” The Battle of the Kings is an international competition between Harley-Davidson dealers to build the baddest Sportster around. Dealers have the option of customizing an Iron 883, Forty-Eight, or Roadster Sportster. […]

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 Sportster Showdown at the Sturgis CrossRoads

The humor expressed in emcee Dumptruck’s “It’s a Girls Bike” t-shirt was not lost on the crowd at the Sportster Showdown. Being a “Girl’s Bike” was once the Sportster’s stigma. These days though, Sporty’s are gettting their due respect. It’s the weapon of choice for crews like Rusty Butcher and Suicide Machine Co., wheelie demons […]

Harley Brings Roadster Back – 2016 Sportster Roadster XL1200CX First Look

The Harley-Davidson Dark Custom lineup has a new addition. With a minimalist, fastback design inspired by classic racing motorcycles, the nimble Harley-Davidson Roadster will inspire a new generation of riders to take to the streets. “Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster has proved capable of constant reinvention, and the Roadster writes a new […]

And Then There Were Four – Harley Custom Kings Contest Final 4

And then there were four. The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament isn’t the only one creating a little “March Madness.” Harley-Davidson Custom Kings contest is generating its own buzz as the field of 64 customized Sportsters that kicked off the contest have been narrowed down to four. The premise was simple. Harley challenged dealerships across the […]

Harley News: Overview of New 2016 Harleys

Two new Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson’s new model lineup for 2016. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights New Iron 883™ and Forty-Eight® models assert Harley-Davidson’s Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles updated with modern design and new […]

American Iron Garage: RSD Turbine Black Ops Air Cleaner Install

Air Assault RSD Turbine Black Ops air cleaner   intro by Tyler Greenblatt photos and captions by Tricia Szulewski The Motor Company gets a lot right. But it has more than a few limitations placed on it by various governmental bodies. One of the most detrimental (and easiest to fix) areas affected by regulation is your Harley’s air cleaner. […]

American Iron Garage: Garage Built

Lemonade Vodka Build Steve changes his ’74 XLCH chopper into a Knuckle lookalike text by Steven Wyman-Blackburn photos by Steve Lita Why or how lemonade became the accepted platform to describe how people make the best of otherwise unpleasant dilemmas is beyond me. While I understand that the metaphor is contingent upon the originating sour situation, I’ve always felt that […]