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 […]

2018 Harley-Davidson & Indian Buyer’s Guide: Cruisers

2018 Harley-Davidson Cruiser Lineup 2018 Harley Breakout/Breakout 114 Specs Lengths: 93.3″/ wheelbase: 67″ Seat height: 25.6″ Lean angle (R/L): 26.8/26.8 Weight Running: 672 lbs. Engine: Milwaukee-Eight 107/114 Torque (Base): 109 ft-lbs., (114) 119 ft-lbs. Bore/stroke (Base): 3.937″/4.375″, (114) 4″/4.5″ Compression (Base): 10:1, (114) 10.5:1 Fuel system/capacity: EFI/ 3.5 gal. Exhaust: 2-into-2 exhaust Transmission: Six-speed Cruise […]

The Future of Motorcycling

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Over the years, the designers and managers in Harley’s PDC have had thick skin What does the future look like for motorcycling? The decision makers and corporate strategists at Harley-Davidson and Indian want—make that need—to know. I can only assume that both companies’ counterparts at Honda, KTM, and Triumph […]

One That Got Away

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher It all started with a phone call from “Cousin Gerard,” who is not my cousin I’ve seldom met a classic motorcycle I didn’t like. And that goes double for antique American race bikes. No matter how many old Harleys or Indians I might have—my garage seems to be a […]

All-New Indian Mesh Motorcycle Gloves

Ride an Indian motorcycle in hot weather and looking for a good set of gloves? Check out the Mesh Glove from Indian. We like the look, fit, and finish of these gloves, but we have to ask—what’s with all the sewn-in labels? The Mesh glove offers good protection while allowing the cool breezes to pass […]

Buzz Gotta Brand-New Bag(ger)

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher The last modern bagger in my garage was a Harley Ultra, which I sold years ago As deep as my passion runs for classic Harley and Indian motorcycles, and I can assure you it is deep, I must admit that I am really enjoying the modern motorcycle currently in […]