National Stories

75th Sturgis Rally 2015 “A Monster”

The biggest bike rally in America By Perry and Traci, Photos by Rusty Childress To say this years 75th annual Sturgis rally was bigger than last year’s would be an understatement. “Under” by about 300,000 from last year. This years rally had huge crowds, and long lines. But there were ways to get around the crowds and big lines. Traci and I arrived, late Saturday night ...

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON LINEUP GETS DARKER AND MORE POWERFUL FOR 2016

Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S Series Cruisers with Twin Cam 110s and Road Glide Ultra Lead New Models MILWAUKEE (Aug. 23, 2015) – Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson’s powerful new model lineup for 2016. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights ...

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Renowned Artist Motor Marc Lacourciere Unveils Sturgis Rally 75th Anniversary Commemorative Painting

Motor Marc Lacourciere unveiled today his tribute to the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, the “World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rally,” celebrating its 75th anniversary in Sturgis, South Dakota from August 3rd-9th. Motor Marc, an exceptionally gifted premiere artist internationally known for his extraordinary works of art including classic automobiles and motorcycles, rock legends, pirate and fantasy art, has captured the history, heart and ...

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Hollister Freedom Rally 2015

Story by: Fred Z., pics by: Fred Z., Heidi Priddy, and assorted BFC members The Hollister Freedom Rally 2015 was an incredible celebration of motorcycles, motorcyclists, fun, freedom, and many who were totally enjoying the Biker Lifestyle. While so many of us are die-hard bikers and we live the lifestyle everyday – the rally attracted many of the weekend warriors, ...

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES MODEL YEAR 2016 LINE-UP

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — July 28, 2015 — Indian Motorcycle announced their “new models” for 2016 today, but the rumor mill got it wrong – there really were no new models, aside from a welcomed ABS version of the Scout. There were however some killer new paint schemes introduced, to a line of bikes that was already fairly “complete.” Add to ...

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Rumble in the Rubies

The Elko Motorcycle Jamboree Brings the Party Story & Photos by Deborah Rodriguez June 19th – 21st. Hello! My name is Debbie Rodriguez. I will be your guide for this year’s Rumble in the Rubies aka Elko Motorcycle Jamboree. Imagine riding down the main drag, Idaho St. in Elko, Nevada, and passing the Sherman Station. The group of five buildings ...

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Destination: South Dakota… Or Is It Utah?

By Gary Mraz Generally awake for sixteen hours a day, we humans spend much of that time sitting. Crawling through traffic for hours to a nine-to-five leaves precious few for watching reruns of Seinfeld, all very comfortably seated …going nowhere. Good Lord, even our blood travels 8,000 miles in sixteen hours! I intend on spending my days very comfortably seated, at 80 mph towards South Dakota. Factoring in ...

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Street Vibrations Spring Rally part 2

Thunder Rolls Above and Below Story & Photos by Kevin LeVezu* *Photo assist- Chris Oggerino. *Slow race winner photo courtesy of Don Clot Meteorologists predicted thunder… Thunder happened – but not just from above. Street Vibrations Spring Rally got rolling under cloudy looming skies with some riders even encountering hail on the road to get here. But, everyone who I talked with was thankful that they ...

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Motorcycles with Car Engines

By Leroy B. Vaughn I was doing a little research a few days ago and I came across a copy of a Popular Mechanics magazine cover from June 1935. The price of the magazine was 25 cents and the cover had an illustration of a racer riding a big motorcycle with the words 300 miles per hour on the exhaust pipe. The motorcycle depicted on the cover was ...

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Arizona Bike Week – Part Two

Early Saturday morning Traci and I woke up and went about our day like we normally do… I went outside to feed the dogs and I heard this rumbling. We live by the fwy and we hear trucks go by all the time but this was different these were groups of bikes…Packs! HEY!… wait a minute… It’s still Arizona Bike ...

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