Barn Find Treasures?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher These rare antique motorcycles were even more exciting in person… Have you heard the urban legend about some lucky guy who stumbles onto an amazing antique bike? It’s usually stashed away in a barn, shed, or basement, hidden away from the world for decades. It’s usually pretty complete, rare, […]

Motorcycles As Art?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I really enjoy the growing number of talented photographers in the motorcycle industry I can’t be the only one who views motorcycles as a wide-open form of rolling art. Sure, a great motorcycle is designed to carry you from one place to another. But aren’t they so much more […]

Motorcycle Tribes

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Are you a lone wolf or do you identify with a moto-tribe? Okay, so I am curious. How do motorcycles fit into your life, and what is a motorcycle to you? Are you mostly a lone wolf, or do you occasionally or often identify with any of the various […]

Magazines—Past & Future

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher If you appreciate what we do, I ask for your support When I first got into bikes back in the 1970s, there were plenty of great motorcycle magazines to read. And they covered just about any two- or three-wheel topic you could imagine. The world has changed a lot […]

Death of the Internal Combustion Engine?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I see no reason to run out and sell your beloved Harley or Indian just yet I chuckled the first time I saw a T-shirt proclaiming “Harley-Davidson, turning gas into noise since 1903!” Life sure has changed over the years. While excessive motorcycle exhaust noise can still be an […]

New Year’s Moto Resolutions

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I had the good fortune to buy Butch Baer’s 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer Yes, I know about all the goofy New Year’s resolutions, and it’s that time of year when we get to read or hear about lots of them. But I’m going to make a few here […]

Year End Review & Look Forward

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have no fear about motorcycling going away This is our last issue of the year, so it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the motorcycle activity of the past year and to consider what we might experience in the new year. As the editor in […]

The Future of Motorcycling

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Over the years, the designers and managers in Harley’s PDC have had thick skin What does the future look like for motorcycling? The decision makers and corporate strategists at Harley-Davidson and Indian want—make that need—to know. I can only assume that both companies’ counterparts at Honda, KTM, and Triumph […]

One That Got Away

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher It all started with a phone call from “Cousin Gerard,” who is not my cousin I’ve seldom met a classic motorcycle I didn’t like. And that goes double for antique American race bikes. No matter how many old Harleys or Indians I might have—my garage seems to be a […]

Buzz Gotta Brand-New Bag(ger)

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher The last modern bagger in my garage was a Harley Ultra, which I sold years ago As deep as my passion runs for classic Harley and Indian motorcycles, and I can assure you it is deep, I must admit that I am really enjoying the modern motorcycle currently in […]