Harley Dyna Cockpit Upgrade

In previous issues, our project Street Bob went from being a chromed-out, laid-back bobber to a performance-ready motorcycle covered in shades of black. The cockpit series consisted of installing a Satin Black T-bar from Wild 1 Chubbies, black hand controls from Performance Machine, and a seat from Le Pera. With the bulk of the transformation […]

Legendary Ride on Legend Revo-A Shocks

When it comes to any twin-shock Harley, whether it’s a bagger, Sportster, or Dyna, the most effective upgrade is usually in the suspension department. When it comes to what today’s Harley riders are looking for, excellent performance is paramount, but looks are important, too. Everything else on your bike is beautiful, so shouldn’t your shocks […]

Sam’s Led Sled Custom Harley Sportster

If you think this little golden beast is absolutely stunning, you should have seen it before. Way before. “Yeah,” notes Pat Patterson, the guru behind Dayton, Ohio’s Led Sled Customs. “Most people bring us new or almost new bikes. In terms of how they usually look when they’re brought to us, yours was kind of […]

2017 Harley Sportster Forty-Eight First Ride Review

Stance. The Harley enigma is predicated by stance. It’s a reason a Harley is often imitated but never duplicated. Many manufacturers have tried to simulate the stance of a Harley and just about all have failed as The Motor Company continues to own the lion’s share in the heavyweight cruiser market. While the diversity of its […]

“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 […]

Hal’s Harley-Davidson Wins Custom Kings Crown with Dual-Sport Sportster

PRNewswire/ — After weeks of heated competition and thousands of votes, America has finally crowned the next “Custom King.” Through six rounds of bike-to-bike battles, fans determined Hal’s Harley-Davidson ranks No. 1. A true rolling work of art, “General Mayhem,” created by the Hal’s H-D team out of New Berlin, Wis., is a modern day […]