At a time when so many in the motorcycle industry are struggling, and unfortunately it also includes print magazines, let’s congratulate a magazine in France (of course, no bias…) exclusively dedicated to the American V-Twin Motorcycle, right now celebrating (all types of local wines included in the party) its 20th anniversary. Freeway Magazine was launched in November 1991, exactly at the same moment Vibes was launched in Japan. 240 issues later the magazine has published 28.536 pages, filled with over 120.000 photos (they counted before the wine drinking party). Freeway has featured many international bike builders over the years and has been the first mag to publish American customizers like Billy Lane, Jesse James, etc and many more overseas.
At certain times, there have been versions of Freeway in Dutch, English, German, Italian and Spanish. Some of these mags are still around with different titles, others have been shut down. Freeway France is doing better than ever, with about 25.000 copies sold each month in all French speaking countries, France, Belgium and Switzerland. During those 20 years, Freeway’s journalists and photographers have traveled millions of miles around the 5 continents to cover events and shoot bike features. They are also publishing other magazines like Good Vibrations (H-D only), Road Trip (motorcycle trips), Kustom Magazine (old school custom cars & bikes & americana) and even the French version of the US magazine Inked. Which makes Freeway the leading biker oriented publishing group in France…Congrats to the team. See them in the US for Daytona Bike Week chasing pretty bikes and ladies. Freeway Magazine.