V-Twin Vixens

Meet the Bombshell, a custom-painted H-D dressed up with four of old Hollywood’s most famous beauties created by renowned artist Monte Moore and Blacktop Choppers, both of Denver, Colorado. The highly intricate paint job on the bike features six detailed illustrations of the four different bombshells. The tank features two portraits each of Marilyn Monroe

Crime Stoppers: Get a Lock On Motorcycle Security

In the U.S., a motorcycle is stolen every 7.5 minutes. In 2005, 70,613 bikes were stolen, according to figures released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In financial terms, motorcycle owners and insurance companies burdened a loss of $434 million in stolen motorcycles and components. Just as you take loss prevention precautions in your store,

Safety Sells: V-Twin Rubber Roundup

He’s got a full tank of gas and a fresh change of oil, but when was the last time Joe Average checked his tires? “We always tell riders to check their inflation regularly because air is to a tire what oil is to an engine,” says Continental’s Greg Reich. “Proper inflation keeps the tire at

Harley’s Ladies Lid

Strong Enough For a Man… But Made Just for Her!

Man vs. Machine: Can NASCAR’s Racing Philosophies Translate to Motorcycle Racing?

NASCAR lives and dies by close racing. Keeping the pack on track tight was the primary goal of the autocratic founder, Bill France Sr., and it carried on to his equally iron-fisted descendents. Team advantages are negated with rules changes. New technology is adopted slowly and carefully. The result is a race series that everyone

Destination Dealership: Preowned Powerhouse

American Cycles, Chattanooga

Staff Pick: Doran’s 360m Wireless TPMS

This month, the MPN associate publisher gets pumped up about Doran’s 360m wireless tire pressure monitoring system.

Project Bike: 2008 Road King

Why spend a mint on chrome when powdercoating and paint can make such an impact without a pile of cash! Chad Wiggen keeps things simple on MPN’s 2008 Road King Project Bike.

Reliving The Dream

You may remember Ted Simon’s first tome, Jupiter’s Travels that hit the streets nearly 30 years ago and has sold an impressive 400,000 copies and counting. In it he regaled riders with tales of his global circumnavigation that inspired the launch of a globe rider club. Prepare to get swept up in Ted’s second journey

Spare Parts: Green Start

The zero-emission Vectrix let runners breathe easy as a trio of the bikes served as the pace vehicles for the Boston Marathon back on April 21, escorting race director Dave McGillivray and race photographers along the 26-mile route. The Boston Athletic Association, sponsor of the marathon since its inception, chose Vectrix for its zero emission

Cruiser Helmets

Matt Thompson, Harley-Davidson MotorClothes manager, went to 2007 Daytona Bike Week to conduct seminars on how to properly fit a helmet. In between seminars, he helped women try on new helmets and made a discovery. Many women, especially those with a lot of hair, were having trouble fitting into Harley’s traditional line of helmets. Up

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Mark shares his mistakes and successes after two decades in the business.