Oil Change & Museum Tour: Pit Stop at Arlen Ness Motorcycles

Five-hundred miles had come and gone on the new engine. Still 500 to go before home. But if you’ve gotta make a pit stop for a service job, Arlen Ness Motorcycles isn’t a bad place to have to stop. Backside of the building I roll up to the second-story garage on the Indian Chieftain Dark […]

Move Over XR750: Harley Debuts Liquid-Cooled XG750R Flat Tracker for Springfield Mile

The cat is officially out of the bag. Harley-Davidson has added a new engine to its repertoire, a race-modified, liquid-cooled V-Twin based on the 750 Revolution X of the Street 750. Developed with the help of Vance & Hines, the new platform is a race-only engine powering Harley-Davidson’s XG750R, the successor to the 44-year-old XR750. […]

Should Harley Build This Standard Motorcycle?

Harley-Davidson has carved out its niche in the cruiser motorcycle segment by sticking to its guns when it comes to motorcycle manufacturing. As the adage goes, “If it ain’t broke…” Sure, every now and then The Motor Co. ventures out of its comfort zone, but its bread-and-butter are cruisers and tourers. It’s helped them be […]

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 […]

A Toast & A Coast: Why We Ride to the Quail 2016

The cavalcade of motorcycles flowed over the California countryside more than 30 strong, shared a certain symbiosis as they started, stopped and changed lanes as one. Every time Brian Klock twisted a little throttle ahead of me I was privy to the sonic waves unleashed by the exhaust of the Jack Daniels 150th Anniversary Indian […]

2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Photo Essay

It was an excess of riches, a treasure trove of motorcycles and enthusiasts all gathered on the immaculate green grounds of the Quail Golf Course. The excess included almost 100 more bikes than last year, more tickets sold at the gate, and more stories shared. The 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering rewarded attendees with a wonderful […]

Brittney Olsen and the Inaugural Spirit of Sturgis Festival

Brittney Olsen hosts inaugural vintage moto racing festival in Sturgis Brittney Olsen, 27 year old antique motorcycle racer and founder of 20th Century Racing, is among the fearlessly fast champions whose name graces the motorcycle racing history books, especially in Sturgis, South Dakota, where she claimed two of her victories on the Historical Half Mile at the Meade […]

Blacked-Out & Bad to the Bone – Indian Chieftain Dark Horse First Look

Indian Motorcycle Company has been shaking up the status quo of the American cruiser motorcycle segment since it landed in the hands of Polaris, Inc. Tapping into the brand’s heritage and injecting it with modern performance and technology, the company’s combination of solidly built bikes and aggressive marketing strategies has steadily cut into Harley-Davidson’s market share. […]

Tim Scates Handbuilt Showcase – “Amy’s Twisted Bobber”

With intricate engraving on the split rocker boxes, a touch of gold inlay on the tank, and a perfectly twisted downtube on its frame, it’s easy to see why Tim Scates 2006 bobber has been killing it on the custom bike show scene. The list of awards the bike has won is long. “Best of […]

Tech – Love Jugs Install (Intro)

Intro by Tyler Greenblatt/Photos by Chelsea Maida The first time I heard of Love Jugs I thought it was the title of a porn movie. Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t have told you that. But what I should definitely tell you is that a set of Love Jugs fans provide extreme cooling power directly to […]