Inside the Fast-Paced World of American Flat Track Racing

The racing world's lesser-known discipline proves as exhilarating as its counterparts

Formed in 1932 by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Class A Pro Flat Track Racing was the USA’s original extreme sport. Like the early days of the Grand Prix, where carmakers put new technologies to the test, American Flat Track (AFT) was a stage for motorcycle companies to try out innovations that would later be applied to street bikes. Competition in any field yields fertile …

100+ Years of Indian Motorcycles

Riding their 2020 offerings, we find the century-old motorbike brand continues to deliver

Founded in 1897, the Hendee Manufacturing Company would produce bicycles under the name “American Indian” and then simply “Indian.” The brand then assumed the name Indian Motorcycle Co in 1901 and launched a prototype and two production units. They began to sell motorcycles to the general public in 1902, and one year later co-founder Oscar Hedstrom set the then motorcycle world speed record of 56mph. In …

Brilliant Bicycle Co’s “L Train” Commuter Bike

Ride over NYC bridges with ease on this minimal machine

Roughly a quarter of a million people ride the L train from Brooklyn into Manhattan every day. So when the MTA announced that service into Manhattan by train would be suspended for 15 months beginning in April of 2019 to fix tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy, there wassome concernto say the least. While alternatives to getting to and from the city ranging from the conceivable …