American Rider - October 2023

Dare to dream big in the October issue of American Rider, which will be released tomorrow. While a $100,000-plus motorcycle sounds crazy to most of us, the high-end Combat Motors Wraith and Audette Velos bikes reviewed on our pages are truly special and worth your time to check out. Join Alan Cathcart as he takes these top-shelf motorcycles for a ride to see if they’re really worth their eye-popping price tags.

The October issue also includes coverage from the 2023 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, where 460,000 bikers came to experience the glory of the Black Hills to reunite with riding buddies and check out bike shows, musical performances, the run-what-you-brung Baker Drags, death-defying stunts for a death-defying cause, and more. If you were there, you might just see yourself on these pages. And if not, you might be convinced to plan a trip to Sturgis next year!

Also, our Harley vs. Indian saga continues with some historical perspective on motorcycling from 1930-1945. Kip Woodring explores the role of motorcycle racing as it relates to customer loyalty and enthusiasm for the biggest American motorcycle companies, and we also take a look at the iconic models born out of that time, including Harley’s revered Knucklehead.

As always, we bring you a rundown of upcoming events in our Events Calendar alongside our regular Partz section that showcases the latest in cruising gear for your riding pleasure.

Start reading the digital edition here, or subscribe to American Rider to get the latest edition each month and stay up-to-date on all things in the world of American V-Twins.


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