Two years ago Buzz Kanter, Editor-in-Chief of American Iron Magazine, rode a 1915 Harley-Davidson across most of the United States in the first Motorcycle Cannonball endurance ride. And now he’s about to do it again, on this very rare 1929 Harley JDH. That’s 3,956 miles (6,366 km) on an 83-year-old bike.
In honour of my friend Geez Ridemore, I want to mention how much I love the 1940 Indian four inline-four. A friend had one when I was in my early 20s and it haunted me with its amazing lines and sound all my life.
Max Bubeck (below) sitting on his 135.58mph hybrid Indian Chief/Scout that he rode at Rosamond Dry Lake on June 27th, 1948. The Pop Shunk-built "Chout" is as lean and mean as a straight razor except for two big-assed carburetors that look big enough to pluck poultry. Bubeck's "Chout" still holds the record for the world's fastest unfaired Indian motorcycle.