American-V 001


The very first printed issue of American-V, which was launched as a website in 2001 and went to print in 2003 … and weirdly as relevant today as it was nearly twenty years ago! But then that is the world of American bikes for you: what was new in 2002/2003 will still be on the road today and either preserved, customised or chopped.

In this issue ...

ROADTESTED: 2002 FXST Softail Standard // 2002 Victory Freedom-engined V92C Cruiser // 2002 XL1200C Sportster Custom Versus 2002 FXDL Low Rider

CUSTOMS: Elvis’ (no, the other one) Pan // The continuing evolution of Dave’s Dyna Custom // Willie G’s (yes, that one) V-Rod Dragster // Rear-engined, German-engineered trike

CLASSICS / HERITAGE: Stunning 750 Indian 101 racer // A potted history of H-D. Part 1: 1903-1954

TECH: Screamin’ Eagle Stroker Conversions //Everything you need to know about tyres

EVENTS: Just Harley’s Heart and Soul Rally 2002 // Indian Riders Club Rally 2002

plus News and New Products and The Righteous Brothers in colour