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Top five Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportsters

Top Five Harley-Davidson Sportsters, Part One: Ironheads

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Harley-Davidson has just rebooted one of the world’s longest-running model lines, with the launch of the new Sportster S. But remarkably, it’s only the third major engine update in the Sportster’s 60-plus years on this earth. Before the new Revolution Max-powered Sportster S came, we had the Evolution motor that debuted in 1986. And before…

The latest motorcycle news and custom bikes

Speed Read, 16 May 2021

We’re racking up the air miles this week, with a stunning new build from the top Japanese workshop Hidemo, a new chapter in the saga of the Easy Rider bikes, and a crisp BMW K100 from South Africa. Plus a trio of sweet limited editions from the European brand Husqvarna.

1970 Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead by Hide Motorcycle

Hidemo Style: A 1970s Shovelhead from one of Japan’s best

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The Japanese custom scene sets rather than follows trends. Japan’s top builders each have a unique and instantly recognizable style, and the machines they produce are usually hard to pigeonhole. This 1970 Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead from Hideya Togashi of Hide Motorcycle (that’s ‘Hee-day’) illustrates my point beautifully. Togashi-san’s client simply asked him to build a…

The latest motorcycle news and customs

Speed Read, 14 March 2021

We’re casting the net far and wide this week. There’s a brutal Aprilia Tuono V4 from Switzerland, a Harley cafe racer from Japan, and a new bike from the American small-batch manufacturer Janus. Plus Union Motorcycle Classics are raffling off a jaw-dropping Gary Nixon tribute Triumph.