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  • Shaun's Sportster

    Building personal bikes, demolition derby, and prepping for next season’s races

    Talking with Shaun and Aaron Guardado of Suicide Machine Company in Long Beach, California, about their latest projects and the upcoming flat-track racing season.
  • The One Show Poster

    10th Annual edition will have founder Thor Drake unveiling a custom FTR 1200.

    For its 10th annual event, The One Show welcomes Indian Motorcycles as the title sponsor. An Indian FTR1200 custom will be unveiled and raced as well.
  • How to reposition your new FXDR’s handlebars

    The FXDR has a different handlebar setup than the other Harley-Davidson models, but the procedure to adjust is easier than ever.
  • 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

    The dealership jumps on the chance to explore the customization potential of Harley’s newest Softail

    Thunderbike Harley-Davidson is one of the first to develop aftermarket goodies for the 2019 FXDR 114, like an air ride suspension and a tidy tailsection.

Custom Bikes

  • TPJ Customs Brians Streetfighter

    Twin Cam iron meets Kawasaki ZX-14 in Bryan Schimke’s aggressive build

    TPJ Customs goes naked and aggressive with its 2018 Hot Bike Tour creation powered by a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam engine.
  • Lock Baker and Motus Red Asphalt

    Eastern Fabrication’s own breaks down his Hot Bike Build-Off bike

    Lock Baker’s Motus Chop is something so special it covered Hot Bike Issue 5. But we wanted to share even more, so we invited Lock to the 2018 Hot Bike Build-Off.

    Hot Parts

    • The ALMS 12L Tail Bag mounted on a 2019 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Softail

      Simple and efficient motorcycle tail bag makes the perfect daily commuter

      Simple and clean, but versatile and expandable, the tail bag from ALMS NYC replaces your backpack as an ideal daily commuter’s carry system.
    • Ride Out!: Motorcycle Road Trips and Adventures

      Our book list offers two-wheeled tales of action, adventure, and more

      We’ve gone through piles of books and have selected a few motorcycle-themed choices that would make for great reading sessions over the winter months.
    • Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt LED Work Light

      These 5 killer products will help you get the job done

      Five tool and garage accessories to help transform your home garage into a professional-grade motorcycle workspace so you can get the job done right.
    • pack animal backpack and zero tolerance knife

      Tough gear in our favorite color—black, of course

      These two items—the Pack Animal backpack and ZT 0566BW pocketknife—have been with me through countless trips, countless jobs, and have proved their reliability.