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 […]

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 […]