American Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson Reviews

“World’s Fastest Indian” to be Memorialized with 2017 Bonneville LSR Run by Munro’s Nephew

It’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history – a story immortalized by the feature film, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. As a result, Munro’s legacy transcends motorcycles and symbolizes the much broader drive to push beyond conventional limitations to […]

Indian Motorcycle Adds Four New Colorways to Chieftain Limited

Indian Motorcycle Expands Chieftain Limited Colorways Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, announced an expanded range of paint color options for the new Chieftain Limited. Since launching just over a month ago, the Chieftain Limited has become the fastest-selling bagger in Indian Motorcycle history. Joining the Chieftain Limited in Thunder Black are four additional paint […]

Bill Dodge ‘Blings’ Out an Indian Scout

By Greg Williams / Photos By Pam Proctor When Indian announced its 2016 custom-build program called Project Scout, Jason Foster of Mission City Indian in Boerne, Texas, got involved. Jason needed a little assistance, though, and for that he approached Bill Dodge of Blings Cycles. “He asked for my help,” Bill says from his Daytona […]

Polaris Motorcycle Division to Exhibit & Showcase 2018 Models at 2017 AIMExpo

Indian Motorcycle & Polaris Slingshot to Showcase its Model Year 2018 Lineup at American International Motorcycle Expo in Columbus, Ohio The Polaris Motorcycle Division announced it will make its American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) debut in September at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The appearance of both Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and Polaris […]

Indian Launches 1st Eyewear in Spring/Summer 2017 Apparel Line

2017 Offering to Include Company’s First Line of Performance Eyewear The Spring/Summer 2017 range of Indian Motorcycle apparel and gifts continues to grow with the introduction of new products and categories for the Indian Motorcycle rider and enthusiast. Now available from North American Indian dealers and via www.indianmotorcycle.com, the range includes the following: Liberty Jacket […]

Harley-Davidson to Lay Off 118 at York Plant as Softail Production Moves to KC

The York Daily Record is reporting that Harley-Davidson is moving all production of its Softail cruisers to Kansas City, eliminating 118 jobs at its Springettsbury Township plant in York, Pennsylvania as a result. The layoff affects 110 hourly workers, the other eight either salaried workers or contractors. Prior to the move, Harley produced five Softail […]

The Curious Case of Harley’s Tilting Three-Wheeler the “Penster”

The Harley-Davidson Museum calls it “Collection X: Never-before-seen Harley-Davidson prototype bikes created as concepts but never manufactured or sold.” Among those prototypes is an unconventional three-wheeler dubbed the “Penster.” We say unconventional because not only does it have two wheels in front and one in back ala Can-Am’s Spyder, but the front wheels tilt into […]

Sales, Net Income Down in Harley First Quarter Financial Report 2017

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) first quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased 22.8 percent to $1.05 compared to $1.36 in the same period of 2016. First quarter net income was $186.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.50 billion versus net income of $250.5 million on consolidated revenue of $1.75 billion in the first quarter of last year. “First quarter […]

American Iron News Harley Offers Rebates To Sell 2016 Motorcycles

Reuters is reporting that “Harley-Davidson has taken the rare step of offering rebates on its 2016 motorcycles to U.S. dealers as an incentive for them to shift a backlog that has restricted sales of its latest models.” The report is based on statements from three anonymous Harley dealers and two unnamed analysts. The rebate is […]

Dream Ride Editor’s Choice Winner: The Red Mosquito 2004 Night Train

Photos by Mark Velazquez  Beneath the massive tent that houses the show bikes at the 2016 Dream Ride, one man stands out from the rest. His salt-and-pepper beard, trimmed yet full, his overalls cuffed to just below his calves, and his flip-flops exposing his toes to the subtle summer breeze set him apart from most […]