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 […]

Harley Downtube Bag for Sportsters/Dynas Review

While our 2004 Sportster XL1200C project bike has served us well, it’s always good to have a few basic tools with you when you ride for those unpredictable roadside emergencies. And while we wished we could bring a few along, we’ve spent a lot of time hot roddin’ the Sporty up and didn’t want anything […]

And Then There Were Four – Harley Custom Kings Contest Final 4

And then there were four. The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament isn’t the only one creating a little “March Madness.” Harley-Davidson Custom Kings contest is generating its own buzz as the field of 64 customized Sportsters that kicked off the contest have been narrowed down to four. The premise was simple. Harley challenged dealerships across the […]

Hot Rod Harley Sportster By Shaw Speed & Custom

Every day the folks at Bike EXIF post another interesting motorcycle. Most are not Harley, but all are worth checking out. Here is one custom Harley Sportster they shared recently that we though our viewers might find interesting. EXCLUSIVE Recenty was the finale of the London International Custom Bike Show. So here’s a first look at […]

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 […]

Harley XR1200 Sportster Magazine Review

Not to belittle the present offering of Sportsters, but it’s great to see that Harley-Davidson is again putting out an aggressive machine in the XL lineup! I hail from the days when XLCHs ruled the two-wheeled streets. In my opionion, the late ’50s and all of the ’60s were a golden age of piston-powered machinery. […]

Harley Magazine Test Sportster Review Iron 883

Participating in test rides on the new Harley lineup is, understandably, a major benefit of being an employee here at American Iron Magazine. The day the new steeds arrive at our office, you notice grown men morphing into kids at a candy store: “Who’s taking what model?” “Where are we going for lunch?” and “What […]