Home > FEATURES (page 4)

FEATURES

17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ: Arkansas outpouring

Fayetteville, Ark., Sept. 21–24—For a rally that started in 2000 with about 300 curious bikers showing up, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has come a long way. From its origins at a Bike Night at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to a presentation to the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce by Police Chief Richard Watson, BBB is now heavily sponsored and ...

Read More »

Rebel on the Highway: Makings of a cult classic

COPPEROPOLIS, CALIF., OCT. 27—The Sierra Nevada foothills have been the backdrop for many a wild and romantic tale as far back as there has been recorded lore. Rich with history lent by forefathers like Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Black Bart, John Sutter, Levis Strauss and several other Gold Rush-era notables who trod the trails between the Gold Rush encampments of ...

Read More »

The Dream Ride: Inspiration on wheels

Farmington, Conn., Aug. 18–25—“Inspiration” is a word that is repeatedly heard at the Dream Ride—from riders, sponsors, and Special Olympics athletes around whom the Dream Ride revolves. With 16 years under its belt, it can be a challenge to keep making an event bigger and better, but inspiration to meet challenges is the very core of this event. Each Special ...

Read More »

Sturgis 76th Rally: Changes abound in the City of Riders

STURGIS, S.D., AUG. 8–14—Riders from around the globe have religiously made the annual trek to Sturgis during the rally’s 76-year reign as the most famous biker bash in the world, and while the parties, concerts, races and riding are indeed legendary, it’s the landscape and spirituality of the Black Hills that make this rally the top of the heap when ...

Read More »

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine Part 2: A whole new game

Let’s take up here, where we left off last issue. Last time, we covered the most obvious and important “features” of The Motor Company’s latest power plant. This time around, the focus is on the many not inconsiderable improvements and innovations applied to the “supporting players” which collectively make the new Milwaukee-Eight the best Harley Big Twin ever made. To ...

Read More »

Harley-Davidson Model Year 2017 overview: Shaking the pack

For 2017 The Motor Company’s introduction of the stunning new Milwaukee-Eight engines on the Touring and Trike models has grabbed the headlines and essentially sucked all the air out of the room for the other five OE model platforms in the line-up. That’s to be expected, naturally, since realizing the full impact of that new clean-sheet Big Twin mill, and ...

Read More »

The Wild Ones Weekend: Rust and relaxation

Milwaukee, Wis., July 7–10—There’s two things to do with bikes in Chicago: drink beer around them or work on them while drinking beer. Chicago is where taxable income, riding skills and scenic beauty go to die. Fortunately, while it may be cursed by its Illinois location, Chicago is as richly blessed by its proximity to Wisconsin—better beer and Milwaukee, in ...

Read More »

The Early History of Indian: Part 3: Indian Motocycle is born

The story that George Hendee first met Oscar Hedstrom in December 1899 during the races at Madison Square Garden is possible, but not likely, and it certainly wasn’t at the New York Cycle and Auto Show the following month. It remains pure speculation as to when and where they first met, but since both men were bicycle builders and racing ...

Read More »