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5th annual H.O.G. Rally India

Photos by Suraj Khan Merry Christmas and Happy Harley Days! I am going to take you to Goa, India, to a huge country that, until eight years ago, was dominated by Royal Enfield, Triumph and other British, Japanese and Indian brands of motorcycles. With its long history of all sorts of people riding bikes, a spark was lit in 2007 ...

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Savage Roads: Harleys in the Kingdom of Jordan

Dead Sea H.O.G. Rally photos by Abrar Asfour Wadi Rum desert photos by Mohammad AG My biker’s journey to the beautiful country of Jordan begins way back in 2000. In Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, biker and chef Claude Abry moved to Jordan and began cooking for King Abdullah II who, like his late father, King Hussein, is a motorcycle enthusiast ...

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29th annual Halloween Witch Ride

Salem, Mass., Oct. 15—It was a chilly start, but that didn’t keep riders from showing up and filling up the front lot at Boston Harley for the annual MDA Halloween Witch Ride to Salem, Massachusetts. Registration officially began at 9:00 a.m., but by then hundreds of Halloween-adorned bikes were lined up in front of the Boston Harley-Davidson dealership in Revere, ...

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2017 York Open House

bike night at york open house

Building Harley-Davidsons Plant tours highlight gathering of the faithful York, Pa., Sept. 28-30—For over 20 years, the Harley-Davidson York Vehicle Operations facility has held an annual open house, where Harley enthusiasts tour the plant and partake in other activities surrounding the weekend. This year’s York Open House kicked off September 28 at 9:00 a.m. When I entered the plant on ...

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Savage Roads: The Davidson Legacy

Angus, Scotland, Aug. 11–19—As a 42-year veteran Harley rider, and a 35-year career world touring musician, I have seen a great deal of the world and ridden in many countries on almost every continent. I started out my life studying to be a filmmaker in the mid-’70s when we actually had to splice bits of film together with tape. I ...

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Sturgis newbie takes the Chip by storm

When NorCal rider Peter Ottke took off for a ride on a warm July afternoon, the only goal was to putt over to Hollister for a little wind time and to check out the Charlie Brechtel Band. Little did he know he would be standing back to review his lifelong bucket list and routing out a map for the longest ...

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Spur Creek Saloon: Off the Beaten Path

About 30 miles north of Sturgis lies the tiny town of Newell, South Dakota: population 603. Another five miles up the road is a family ranch that spreads out over 50,000 acres and is home to the Spur Creek Saloon, a quaint little watering hole that bikers in the know view as a pilgrimage each year during the Sturgis rally. ...

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77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Faces in the Crowd

We met a plethora of new friends from all over the world while cruising the hills and dales of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here are just a few of the fun folks we got to hang out with during our two-week adventure. Kevin from San Diego Working at the Indian dealership downtown, we found Kevin shuttling bikes around ...

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Motorcycles as Art: Old Iron – Young Blood

Photos by Shadow Sturgis, a destination known for loud bikes, loud music and Black Hills motorcycling, is also the home to many other much more refined events. One of these in particular is the annual Michael Lichter Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Since the year 2000 Lichter has provided the patrons of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a free showing of ...

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Ma Rad’s Rumble 22

Withrow, Minn., July 13—For 20 years, Tom Rad held a one-night bike show, Rumble on the Deck, within spitting distance of the St. Croix River in the small city of Stillwater, Minnesota. And for 18 of those years, the show ran without a wrinkle. By 7:00 p.m. the deck was filled with customs and antiques, surrounded by hundreds of bikers ...

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