Kurt’s Led Sled Custom Sportster Bobber Bites Him Back

As you can see, nothing on Kurt’s scoot is stock, save the H-D 1200 mill. From the frame to the bars, fender, struts, floorboards, oil bag, gas tank, battery cradle, seat, paint, fender … The boys really went to town on this one, not that they can otherwise control themselves when handed a lucky victim. […]

2020 Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber Twenty Review

by Dain GingerelliPhotos By Dain Gingerelli and Barry Hathaway Without a doubt, the ground-breaking Challenger touring model represents Indian Motorcycle’s big news — both literally and figuratively speaking — this year. But 2020 also marks the centennial celebration of Indian’s legendary Scout. It was100 years ago, 1920, that the first Scout, powered by a 596cc […]

Indian FTR 1200 Sport Video Review

Buzz came back from the FTR press launch in Mexico all smiles. He said this bike was amazing, had a great time riding it and was blow away by the capability of the machine. We’ll be running his full new bike ride & review in issue 377 of American Iron, that hits newsstands on June […]

Magazine Review Big Dog’s 2010 Ridgeback

As far back as I can recall, I remember people referring to me as a chubby kid. As I got older, those comments turned harsher, and I was called fat, especially by other children. So it’s no wonder that I have grown up to be thick skinned. Over the years, I have also gathered a […]

Mobbin’ in Malibu: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review

(Photos by Barry Hathaway/Polaris Industries) “This is just the beginning. You’re going to see a lot more from Slingshot.” So said Polaris Industries’ Vice President of Product Management Gary Gray at the launch of the 2018 Slingshots. Considering Polaris trimmed Victory Motorcycles from its portfolio last year, the role of the Slingshot takes on even […]

Top 5 Favorite Things About the 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout Softail

After spending a couple months on the 2017 Harley Breakout last year we were eager to see how the 2018 model with the redesigned Softail suspension stacked up. If for some reason you’ve been living in a cave and aren’t familiar with the new frame, race-style cartridge fork and rear mono-shock arrangement by now you […]

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2017 H-D FLH Road King Special First Ride

(This feature originally ran in American Iron Magazine Issue #351. Buy it or get a bargain on motorcycle magazine bundles, a perfect Christmas gift for the gearhead in your life,  at GreaseRag.com) Modern Styling, Showroom-Ready / Photos by Brian J. Nelson My first sighting of an actual 2017 Road King Special came a few days […]

2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide First Ride Review

New Bike Review • by Dain Gingerelli The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. And that, in a nutshell, explains the difference between an “ordinary” FLHX Street Glide and an “extraordinary” CVO FLHXSE Street Glide as featured here. There’s a lot of bling on this thing. Ever since the FLHX Street Glide […]

2018 Harley-Davidson Softails First Ride Report

Our initial exposure to this new line of Softail motorcycles was brief, but enjoyable. The short ride opportunity included a comparison between each model’s 2017 brethren. We can now offer a small taste of what it’s like to ride the new Softails. Bear in mind, our first ride opportunity took place during one rain-shortened afternoon […]

2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse First Ride Preview

Hustling into the big sweeper my throttle hand is unwavering, the needle of the speedometer hovering a tick below 80 mph. The chassis of the 2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse is also unwavering, the burly 46mm fork keeping the front end squarely on the designated line. Pitched over at almost 45 degrees, the tacky Dunlops […]