Southwest Stories

Custom Vehicle Operations: By The Book

2016 Street Glide CVO Story Koz Mraz, Photos Koz & Sherlonna Kirby Every year Harley-Davidson unveils new Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) motorcycles and we journalists wait with baited breath. These incredible bikes are all hand-built rather than line production in limited numbers at a premium price and we get to ride them. 2016 CVO’s are decked out with amazing paint, a powerful Screamin ...

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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part III

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III We had started the day off by checking out of our hotel room in Dillard Georgia. I was looking forward to this final leg of our trip and experiencing the Tail of ...

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Arizona Bike Week 2016

Traci n I started our “Pre-bike-week” at the: EAGLERIDER MUSIC FEST: This event started Friday April 1st ending Saturday April 2nd. Friday – We saw the bands: Slaughter and Great White…we have seen both bands before in Laughlin, Nevada during “The Laughlin River Run Rally”. … Traci loved the timeless “Save All Your Love” by then band Great White. My ...

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Daytona Bike Week’s 75th Anniversary

BY Pastor Z. Daytona Bike Week’s 75th Anniversary was incredible this year. I arrived on Weds. Night, and BFC Poet got to hang out in Ocala with BFC Poet, who loaned me his beautiful Dyna Wide Glide. Thank God for my brothers who help me out with HD’s when I travel – I really appreciate you guys, and you know ...

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Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition

VICTORY MOTORCYCLES SET TO SHATTER SOUND BARRIER WITH NEW MAGNUM X-1 STEALTH EDITION The loudest Bagger in the industry returns in 2016 with a 200-watt 10-speaker audio system, 21” billet front wheel, custom stealth paint, LED lights and a new lower price. Minneapolis — Victory Motorcycles® announces the return of the Magnum ® X-1 – the loudest Victory Bagger ever built, designed for serious music and ...

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A Three Generation Road Trip – Part II

Editors Note: This is a reader submitted article and was edited for readability by Diana Olmstead. Written By Tom Neal II, Photos by Tom II & Tom III   Docked in Muskegon, Michigan after having just crossed Lake Michigan by ferry from Milwaulkee, we were done with the flat farm lands and ready for some mountains again! We got back ...

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Laughlin River Run via Route 66

Story by Ray Seidel, Photos by Ray Seidel and Geri Cidot Part 1: Victorville / Barstow / Victorville If you’re anything like me, getting there is half the fun, particularly when riding a motorcycle. The Laughlin River Run offers an opportunity to get off the Super-Slab of the Interstate, and to ride and see some sights at the slower pace ...

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show – 35th Anniversary 10 City US Tour

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) shifted into gear on October 31 kicking off in the first of 2 new cities added to the tour this year, Portland, OR. Photos by Angela Conner and Art Hall The 2015-2016 IMS Shows featured the world’s leading manufacturers. The top brands were on hand to display their North American lineups, as well as ...

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The 2016 Indian Springfield

THE PURE, ESSENTIAL TOURING MACHINE Simplicity and versatility are hallmarks of minimalist touring powerhouse that converts to lean urban cruiser in minutes, featuring class leading power, handling and comfort. MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding ...

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2016 Dyna Wide Glide – Throwback to the 70’s

Story and Photos: T.O.M. (This Old Man) I get it; of the 41 motorcycles in the 2016 Harley-Davidson line probably half aren’t for me.  Not supposed to be and that’s why I’ve never even sat on a Street 500 or 750.  My very first Harley-Davidson was a 1972 Harley-Aermacchi Sprint 350, a one-banger.  A Sporty was next and then a ...

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