On The Front Lines

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor If you don’t know how to ride, you probably also don’t know who to ask Who was your first point of contact when it came time to really get serious about motorcycle riding? I’m not talking about when you were a kid, riding in the back of mom’s station […]

New Blood

…not to worry, the same regulars you know and love will remain with us It’s been an exciting few weeks around here, at least from the point of view from my desk. Not sure you realized it, but we have only four weeks between issues; that’s not a lot of time, and we sometimes can […]

Beach Bound

Daytona may turn into a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket opportunity As you read this we are all planning our yearly migration to the warmer climate of central Florida and packing our bikes for Daytona Bike Week. But, as I write this, before I came to the office this morning, I had to clear an inch […]

Putting Actions Into Words

…find out what’s going on around the industry to further our cause I know what you’re thinking: Steve got the headline wrong. Usually it’s the other way around, right? While usually true, that’s not the case this time around. Let me explain. Increasing ridership are the buzzwords of the day, and Harley-Davidson’s plan to add […]

Making An Electrical Connection

Why isn’t the classic feet-forward, low-seat chassis layout of typical American cruisers being utilized? At the time of this writing, Tesla’s Elon Musk had just unveiled his latest creation and unleashed it to the public: the Tesla Roadster. While out of reach to the masses, it has captured the attention of many a gearhead with […]

Tradition Revival

I mean, who doesn’t have a desk drawer full of pins? It’s all the rage these days. From the huge OEM manufacturers that produce the bikes to the dealerships that sell the bikes to the magazine staff that writes about the bikes, everyone is trying to figure out how to increase motorcycle ridership. Everyone online […]

A 10-Hour Commute

…you need to add time for gas station visits, meals, and a couple of rest stops I just got back from a quick trip to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual AIMExpo motorcycle trade show. Being based in Connecticut, I was glad to hear the AIMExpo selected the Columbus Convention Center for this year’s event. The […]

It’s A Cruel, Cruel World Wide Web

…the ultimate tool for negative mob mentality and juvenile rants I hate the haters! There, I said it. It’s amazing how many online haters came out of the woodwork immediately upon Harley-Davidson announcing its new lineup, and are equating the new Softail to the former Softail model. And they think that just because the name […]

History Does Not Repeat

Ride to Work It’s called history for a reason. It’s in the past—done, gone, hope you enjoyed it. We often remember things having been better when we were younger. Some people call it “The good old days.” Perhaps life wasn’t as complicated as it seems now, and responsibilities weren’t as heavy. It was a time […]

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Vintage Motorcycle Classic May 15

The inaugural Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic, presented by Indian Motorcycle of Springfield, is quickly approaching! The event, to be held on Sun., May 15, 2016, will feature a field of historic and antique motorcycles in a Classic Motorcycle Show, a massive swap meet marketplace and manufacturer’s midway vendor area, and a vintage motorcycle track day […]