2016 American Iron River Run along the Mighty Mississippi

It seemed only fitting the steel eagle of La Crosse’s Riverside Park soared 35 feet above the gathering point of American Iron’s River Run 2016. American is in our name, something we take pride in. We were on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the most fabled river in American lore. Indian Motorcycles, a company […]

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 […]

Arlen Ness to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s mission to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle, a special “Lifetime Achievement” award has been added to the Class of 2016 induction ceremonies. Already a Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame member circa 1992, Arlen Ness was a unanimous choice […]

‘Grizzly’ Sets World Record on Victory Cross Country Tour

Victory Motorcycles is proud to announce that Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has achieved a new world record by riding across five continents in less than 120 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Grizzly covered roughly 47,390 miles in 72 riding days and 13 hours by the time he reached a celebration in his […]

2016 Patriot Ride Report & Photos

They flowed into Key Air Anoka County Airport by the thousands, flags mounted on their motorcycles whipping in the wind and a love for our country and military members in their hearts. On a sparkling Minnesota summer day, they came to honor the fallen, to herald the enlisted, and to share in the bonds that […]

2016 Sturgis Rally Preview

The countdown has begun. In less than 30 days, motorcyclists from the four corners and beyond will begin their annual pilgrimage to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Because while the 76th Anniversary Sturgis Rally officially begins August 5, many like to get there early to avoid the crowds, while others take pride in being […]

Unsung Easy Rider Cliff Vaughs Passes Away

Cliff Vaughs, one of the men who helped design and build one of the most iconic motorcycles ever, passed away this weekend. While mystery and controversy have always surrounded the “Captain America” and “Billy’s Bike” used in the movie Easy Rider, the originals were built by Vaughs and Ben Hardy, a chopper-builder in Los Angeles, […]

Thrills and Spills – Dirt Quake USA 2016 Review

Portland’s P-funkiness jumped the Columbia River and invaded its neighbor to the north as Castle Rock, Washington, was overrun by riders with big bushy ‘fros and polyester shirts unbuttoned to navels, the motley crew doing their quarter-mile disco dance on mini-choppers and tracked-out Sportsters. “Danger” Ehren in his electric-blue do didn’t disappoint as he barreled […]

TECH: Rekluse EXP Auto-Clutch Install (Intro)

Captions by Chris Maida / Photos by Chelsea Maida Breeze through traffic without pulling the clutch lever I got to spend some riding time with aim ad sales representative Ken McCurdy at the 75th Sturgis rally this past summer. If you were there, or even read about it, you have an idea of the crowding […]

Forget Game of Thrones, Progressive’s Chrome Thrones Built for Bikers

For bikers who think they’re kings of their castles, have we got the throne for you. These Chrome Thrones are the creation of Buffalo Art Co. and custom motorcycle builder Chase Stopnik of the Cycle Zombies. They were built for Progressive Insurance as props for an upcoming Progressive motorcycle marketing campaign. Three of them were […]