S&S 89″ EVO Stroker Build Part One

By Chris Maida/ Photos Courtesy of S&S Cycle Though it doesn’t say so in the headline, this two-issue engine build is part of our ongoing series on rebuilding a 1998 Road King from front to back. The reason for this series is simple: some of our readers prefer a motorcycle without all the electronics of […]

American Iron News Harley Offers Rebates To Sell 2016 Motorcycles

Reuters is reporting that “Harley-Davidson has taken the rare step of offering rebates on its 2016 motorcycles to U.S. dealers as an incentive for them to shift a backlog that has restricted sales of its latest models.” The report is based on statements from three anonymous Harley dealers and two unnamed analysts. The rebate is […]

Spring Prep: Top 10 Checks to Get Your Bike Ready to Ride

At this point in our riding careers, we have a pretty good handle on the necessary precautions and checks and yet, every so often we’ll have one of those infamous “oh $#!#” moments. Sometimes it can happen in the garage or driveway, other times it can happen out on the road. Those moments suck, so […]

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American Iron’s Editor Steve Lita Featured on Motorcycle Men Podcast

Podcast alert! American Iron Magazine Editor Steve Lita joins the Motorcycle Men Podcast to dish on the industry, American V-twins, and our Daytona Bike Week giveaway bike! Check out what Lita had to say by listening to Episode 85! Check it out at now at Motorcycle Men Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post […]

2017 FLTRXS Road Glide Special Review

by Dain Gingerellli I was highballing north on US 395 along california’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Harley’s cruise control doing most of the work, when the slow-moving tractor-trailer up ahead forced me to reduce speed. I should point out, too, that this was no ordinary Harley-Davidson. I was riding a 2017 FLTRXS Road Glide Special, […]

2017 Sons of Speed Racer

1915 Harley Special Inside A Sons Of Speed Boardtrack-Style Racer Text by Billy Lane Photos by Jim Arbogast What do you envision when someone describes a motorcycle as a boardtrack racer? The term has been applied to so many styles of motorcycles over the years, we’d like to define the term for you and share […]

The Loss Of Victory

RIDE TO WORK It didn’t make financial sense to keep competing against itself Yes, that headline is meant to be an oxymoron. As of this writing, the announcement that Polaris Industries is winding down the Victory motorcycle brand is just a few days old, and the internet is ablaze with angry owners and armchair CEOs. […]

Black Leather, Loud Pipes, And Trouble?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Our job is to educate and entertain our readers Hollywood movie makers, a handful of video game programmers, and even some of the media seem to think that all motorcycle riders plow through towns with blaring exhaust notes, stirring up problems, and leaving behind a mess. Does that sum […]

Going to Daytona Bike Week – Motorcycle Packing Tips

If you are packing up your motorcycle to head down to Daytona Bike Week this week, here is a great list of suggestions and ideas on how and what to pack. TRAVEL TIPS FROM EXPERIENCED TOUR RIDERS Lightweight synthetic clothing – such as T-shirts and underwear – can be washed in a hotel sink and […]

Sons Of Speed Antique Motorcycle Boardtrack-Style Racing

American Iron Magazine is proud to be associated with this first running of the Sons of Speed event.