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Project RUSHMORE Experience: Full immersion

Laconia, N.H., June 11–18—Just like the rest of us, Harley-Davidson is stuck between the die-hard ultra conservatives and the vocal liberals. On one hand, to alter the design of their iconic product is akin to violating the freedom to ride, while on the other extreme new riders are demanding features generally found on foreign bikes. Project RUSHMORE was unveiled in ...

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Grizzly sets new world record on his Victory

Minneapolis, July 11—Victory Motorcycles is proud to announce that Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has achieved a new world record by riding across five continents in less than 120 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Grizzly covered roughly 47,390 miles in 72 riding days and 13 hours by the time he reached a celebration in his honor at ...

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2017 Victory Octane: Victory dance

2017 Victory Octane: Victory dance

Daytona Beach, Fla.—Just like the new girl from out of town that shows up unexpected at the high school dance, Victory Motorcycles’ recent unveiling of the 2017 Octane introduced a new and exciting gal to the prom. But this new model was not a total surprise since several one-off teaser versions based on the same platform foreshadowed the Octane’s release. ...

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Harley-Davidson racers dominate Flat-Track at X Games Austin

Austin, Texas, June 2, 2016— A trio of Harley-Davidson racers filled the medal podium as Harley-Davidson Flat-Track racing opened 2016 ESPN X Games Austin. Jared Mees rode a Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle to the win and an X Games gold medal following a race-long battle with Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Wrecking Crew rider Kenny Coolbeth Jr., who finished second to claim the ...

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Next generation, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker breaks cover at AMA Pro Springfield Mile

Milwaukee, May 26— A new-generation Harley-Davidson flat-track motorcycle is ready to race. The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team is unleashing the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years, to battle in fierce, adrenaline-filled competition on dirt ovals across the U.S. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA Pro Flat ...

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Indian Motorcycle introduces the 2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

Minneapolis, May 11—Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out hard bagger that allows riders to easily customize their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style. A bagger with undeniable presence, the 2016 Chieftain Dark Horse offers a ton of matte black, a flicker of chrome, and a wealth of features to ...

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Editor’s Choice Bike Show: Extortion 17 gets the nod in Sturgis

Editor’s Choice Bike Show: Extortion 17 gets the nod in Sturgis

The swimming pool at the Broken Spoke Campground looked even more inviting than usual. Thursday, August 6, was the Editor’s Choice Bike Show, Sturgis edition, and an alluring array of motorcycles was arranged along the northern end of the pool, featuring everything from sleek, brand-new customs to chopped-down, road-weary motorbikes. But the one that caught our collective eye was the ...

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2016 Indian Chieftain: Best of both worlds

2016 Indian Chieftain: Best of both worlds

Sturgis, S.D.—Heading north on Highway 79, I rode past Bear Butte in eerie silence, on a momentarily-empty stretch of tarmac. While an estimated 750,000 people partied on in the ancient tradition, I was celebrating the 75th Black Hills Classic test riding the 2016 Indian Chieftain under the thrall of the sacred mountain. It was a solemn moment, almost spiritual. And ...

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