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. […]

Quick Guide To Choosing a Classic Motorcycle

By Buzz Kanter Okay, so you’re at a bike show or bike night or local coffee shop, and you see a classic motorcycle that stands out from all the others. You’re locked on it as you take in all the details. Your heart beats faster. You feel a shortness of breath. You want—no, you need—to […]

Ken Nickels Custom Harley-Davidson Road Glide

By Greg Williams • Photos by Shooter’s Images Five years ago Ken Nickel built his wife, Brittney, a custom White Hot Denim Street Glide. And ever since, he’s been trying to outdo himself. “Every show we’ve entered, Brittney’s bike wins, and my bike comes second,” Ken laughs, as he talks to us about one of […]

Custom Harley-Davidson WLA Covered in Stainless

By Harry Dubno • Photos by Mark Velazquez American V-twins seem to be a rite of passage for motorcycle builders. Look over your neighbor’s fence, and you might find a Harley project collecting dust or hibernating under a cover. We pour our hopes and dreams into these project bikes. It becomes the reason we save […]

Speakeasy builds a simple custom Harley Shovelhead

By Steven Wyman-Blackburn • Photos by Mark Velazquez You’ve got it seriously made when your career is literally wrenching Harleys all day, every day, day in, day out. However you want to describe it, we don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that every rider reading this mag would do practically anything […]

MagnaFlow Legacy Gen-X Motorcycle Exhaust

By Tyler Greenblatt When it comes to performance exhaust, MagnaFlow has been doing it for years on cars and trucks, but only fairly recently launched a line for Harley-Davidsons. Every manufacturer has a slightly different sound, and you can tell the throaty growl of a MagnaFlow system as soon as it hits your ears. MagnaFlow […]

Harley-Davidson Revs Up at Sturgis; Builds New Headquarters

MILWAUKEE (July 30, 2019) – As the official motorcycle sponsor of the 79th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, Harley-Davidson Motor Company welcomes all motorcycle riders and fans to the beautiful Black Hills region of South Dakota for the largest motorcycle rally in the United States. Harley-Davidson will host activities starting August 3rd through August 10th at […]

Object of Desire

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher After 40 years of buying and selling motorcycles I sure have met some interesting people… Most Americans buy and ride the bikes we do because we find them fun, exciting, and they often lead to adventures. Each of us has his own idea of what’s cool — chopper, bobber, […]

Buying a New or Classic Motorcycle?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Be realistic: Don’t even consider a $30,000 motorcycle 
if all you can afford is $12,000 I’m amazed by the number of people that I don’t even know who ask me what motorcycle they should buy. It happens all the time. When I ride my Indian Roadmaster Classic to work […]

Ride In Peace, Arlen Ness

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher He designed off-the-charts builds with clever names like Ness Cafe, Mach Ness, and Smooth Ness I was very aware of Arlen Ness and his many accomplishments long before we met in the early 1990s. I was honored to introduce him, quoting from Tim Remus’ excellent book about Arlen, at […]