All-American Motorcycle Races

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Riders hard on the throttle, going sideways through the turns, inches away from each other at insane speeds Name an all-American form of motorcycle racing that has historically pitted Harley-Davidson against Indian. While some could make a case for drag racing, I have in mind flat track motorcycle racing, […]

Global Shift at Harley-Davidson

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher For decades, Harley has been highly secretive 
about future products I feel fortunate to have enjoyed working with so many good people at Harley-Davidson since 1991. Even as a total outsider on its management and strategy decisions, I feel I’ve been watching and analyzing its moves from a pretty […]

Looking Forward

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Evolution Is More Than Just A Harley Engine! Enough already! I am a reasonable guy, but I’m getting tired of hearing that print is dead and that the motorcycle industry is doomed. The fact that you and tens of thousands of other people are paying real money to read […]

Harley Passion and History

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher There are few brands today with as deep and interesting a history as Harley-Davidson Okay, let’s face it. Motorcycling has little to do with transportation. It’s more about our passion, right? And Harley enthusiasts are among the most deeply passionate riders. I mean, how many people feel so connected […]

A Bike At A Car Show?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have met a lot of great people at car shows, many of them riders like you and me I just got back from a car show. But, being the wild, rebellious biker that I am, I rode over on a motorcycle. I often find that motorcycles are of […]

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 […]