The wide choice of motorcycle media (print or digital like this Blog) available to you says a lot about our V-Twin industry, its health, its size and also its trends. The same way, the magazine(s) that you read says a lot about your particular taste in motorcycles. In good marketing strategy, each magazine tries to find its niche by pursuing readers who share a specific common interest. So, when a new motorcycle magazine called “Hot Bike Baggers” appears on the newsstand, pay attention. It means what you may not know yet. The touring bikes segment is getting bigger & bigger and Harley-Davidson sales numbers are there to prove it. During Daytona Bike Week, just one week ago, I was joking at the number of Baggers parked at Destination Daytona. It was waves and waves of touring bikes and it made me think of the amount of work available to us, custom builders, to improve their looks and performance. I have customized quite a few dressers and loved it (see them in my Website at the page "Custom Harleys"). Brian Klock works on more Baggers than Choppers and even fellow builder Billy Lane just launched a few cool bagger parts, joking that under a bagger there is always a chopper. And it’s true that there was no magazine dedicated only to baggers and their specific needs and parts. In addition to the usual custom baggers features and tech articles Hot Bike Baggers incorporates some more rider-centric stuff like suggested roads to ride, product reviews, bike comparisons, personality profiles, and tour stories. The number 2 was just released and its very cool. It is available strictly on the newsstand, usually where you buy Hot Bike.