Check Out the American Rider April 2023 Issue!
ON THE COVER: As the title-winning bike of the King Of The Baggers championship, Indian’s Challenger earns bragging rights as the world’s raciest bagger. We pushed racer Tyler O’Hara off his bike so we could take it for hot laps at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Photo by Garth Milan.
ON THE COVER: Harley-Davidson’s VL series is often overshadowed by the J/JD and Knucklehead, so Panhead Jim takes us for a ride on his VL to shine a light on its important role in MoCo history. Photo by Panhead Jim.
ON THE COVER: Paddy Snowdon’s impressive man cave hosted the inaugural Matariki Vintage Bike Show in New Zealand. Photo by Uli Cloesen.
ON THE COVER: Roger Green had enough time during the 2022 Cross Country Chase to stop for a photo in front of the store he visited during a cross-country trip in 1996. Posing for this photo, shot by Olivier Touron, didn’t prevent him from earning the overall win.
ON THE COVER: Editor Duke scythes the hills of Malibu aboard the most expensive production bike he’s ever straddled, the magnificent ARCH 1s. BTW, Keanu says hi!
ON THE COVER: France has been an ally of the United States since 1778 and the Revolutionary War. The alliance continues in our “American in Paris” story, which culminated with this shot of two made-in-Milwaukee Harleys in front of one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Eiffel Tower. Photo by Shelly Denny.
ON THE COVER: Sturgis gleams in the evening light, capping off another terrific day and announcing another exciting night. Photo by Kevin Duke.
ON THE COVER: Jeff Decker is a keen motorcycle enthusiast who has become famous for his bronze sculptures, most notably the 16-foot-tall “The Hill Climber” located at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Here he poses next to a few of his creations displayed at the Legends Motor Co. museum in Utah. Photo by Olivier Touron.
ON THE COVER: A vintage Indian sports a hand-shifter topped by a Native American head sculpture, just one of 250 intriguing bikes seen at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Photo by Kevin Duke.
ON THE COVER: Young and old: The Road Glide ST is new for 2022, a performance bagger with H-D’s big-inch 117 Milwaukee-Eight motor. Thunder Press is considerably older, providing the journal of the American V-Twin community for 30 years! Main photo by Brian J. Nelson.
ON THE COVER: The Paradise Road Show attracts a younger generation of biker enthusiasts to its idyllic setting in Palm Springs, California. Sugar Shack Cycles built this bike for tattoo artist Sharon Moon. Photo by Olivier Touron.
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