Cruiser

All news related to cruiser motorcycles from OEMs like Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory and the Big Four, along with customs and gear/parts reviews.

World’s Fastest Motorcycle on DVD

World's Fastest DVD 

Those familiar with On Any Sunday will remember Cal Rayborn breaking the motorcycle land speed record and topping 265 mph in 1970. BUB Enterprises CEO and Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Denis Manning designed Rayborn's Harley-Davidson, and then returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2006 to recapture the record he lost in 1975.

 

2007 Femmoto at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Begun in 2001 as a track day for women, Femmoto is getting streetwise for its 2007 edition, to be held October 5-7 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On Saturday and Sunday, women-only street (as well as track) rides will be available, while on Friday, men will also be welcome on the track.
Honda VTX1300 Custom Motorcycle - Feature

AFT Customs VTX 13PS Credere | Honda VTX1300 Custom Motorcycle

AFT Custom Bike

“Accomplishment is about believing in a concept and your ability to follow it through,” says Jim Giuffra, founding partner of world champion metric bike builders AFT Customs. “Credere”—its name purposely chosen from the Italian verb “to believe”—affirms that philosophy. AFT's rendition of Honda's respected VTX1300 cruiser embodies Giuffra's sculptural vision and celebration of the female form.

Niche Dweller

Hanging with the hot rods.

1965 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide | History

Dressed For Success

The year 1965 was pivotal for Harley-Davidson. The venerable Panhead engine delivered its swan song, making way for the Shovelhead era. The company went public on the stock market. Most importantly, The Motor Company christened the industry's first full-dress touring horse, the Electra Glide.

Because the Night

Blacked-out in a most sinister manner.

1979 Honda CBX | Motorcycle Review

The mid-1970s was a cruel era for Honda streetbike enthusiasts. A lack of captivating suspects in the showroom lineup had admirers of the engineering giant wistfully twisting the throttles of past glories. The powerhouse Honda CB750 Four had broken ground on a number of design fronts, but the original superbike was an aging child of the sixties. By late 1976, the once mighty roar of Honda's innovative motorcycle engineering department had been reduced to a muffled gust—at least that was the view from the street.

2007 Victory Kingpin Tour | Motorcycle Review

Non-conformity ain't what it used to be. Harley-Davidson motorcycles spent decades holding the torch for rebel outlaws and angry young men, but the world—and the motorcycle universe—is a different place in 2007. Now favored by weekend warriors with disposable income, Harley's evolving demographic has cast the Motor Company in a more mainstream light. At the same time, there is a migration of riders from pure cruisers to touring cruisers.

Viva does Harley-Davidson Eyewear

Motorcycle Sunglasses

Harley-Davidson, that inimitable icon of Americana, has once again succeeded in bringing dreams to life through the experience of motorcycling and the irresistible Harley lifestyle.

2007 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy | Review

World War II Styling

Harley-Davidson fired a 1340cc silver bullet into the marketplace when it introduced the Softail Fat Boy in 1990. Crafted as a high-caliber response to the low-cost Japanese imports that swamped the U.S. market, the imposing “Gray Ghost”—with its metallic paint, winged USAF-inspired tank logo and solid disc wheels—made a muscular and unapologetically American statement. It helped Harley-Davidson recapture the sales leader mantle in the 750cc-and-up heavyweight division.

2006 Gregg’s Custom GC-1000 | Feature

From an early age, Gregg DesJardins was inadvertently spoon-fed a unique customization and chrome awareness. He grew up around the creative environs of the family's garage, in close proximity to his father's passion for building hot rods. A wonderful metallurgical playground of rolling cut-and-chopped Detroit iron fueled young DesJardins' fertile imagination and set the developmental gears in motion.

1971 Harley-Davidson Super Glide Retrospect | H-D History

In 1971, motorcycle icon Willie G. Davidson combined the post-Easy Rider custom motorcycle scene with Harley-Davidson's Electra Glide chassis and 1200cc powerplant. That enlightened fusion yielded the original “factory custom” motorcycle, the legendary 1971 Harley-Davidson Super Glide.

Takin’ it to the Street

A one-day class.

Ride, Atlas

A 300+-page project.

2006 Harley-Davidson Super Glide | Motorcycle Review

FXD135 35th Anniversary

As a well-scrubbed youth in the 1950s, Willie G. Davidson, grandson of Motor Company co-founder William A. Davidson, headed west from Wisconsin to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. Out on the west coast, the sun was rising on the world of motorcycle customizing, with men like Ed Roth and Von Dutch on the crest of the new wave. The impact of the emergent custom scene would linger in Davidson's sketchbook as he joined Harley-Davidson's design department in 1963.