Captain America Panhead Chopper Sold at Auction For Over $1.6 Million. Real of Fake?

There are serious questions about if it is real or a reproduction. But what might or might not be the last remaining ‘Captain America’ chopper from the 1969 movie “Easy Rider” sold at auction Saturday night for $1.35 million. According to the LA Times, with auction fees, the final cost was more than $1.6 million. […]

More American-Made Motorcycles Hitting The Market

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Halloween is right around the corner, but looking at the latest issue of American Iron Magazine, I don’t feel we have a trick or treat deal going on. I can’t think of any specific trick in the motorcycle world, but lots of treats. Let’s start with the growing assortment of terrific American-made motorcycles hitting the […]

Neglected Pre-Ride Motorcycle Maintenance Part 2

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In the last issue, I wrote about how many owners routinely neglect their bike’s tires. This time around, we’ll look at the second important area I see many owners overlooking: their brake systems. Checking the brake pads, brake lines, and rotors takes only a few minutes, since they’re out in the open. Thankfully, these components […]

2015 Indian Scout Ride Review – Preview

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NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli Noah Webster and company can add a new definition to the word overachiever to their lexicon. And the definition is exactly three words long: Indian Motorcycle Company. Consider that less than three years after mother ship Polaris Industries purchased the left-for-dead carcass of a company in early 2011, […]

74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Preview

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EVENT • by Dain Gingerelli To borrow from the late Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy shtick: I tell you, I went to the Buffalo Chip to watch a rock concert and a bike rally broke out. Of course, I exaggerate, but as one of the most famous motorcycle rallies in America approaches its 75th anniversary next year, […]

2015 Victory Motorcycles New Bike Specs – Preview

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NEW BIKE SPECS • by Steven Wyman-Blackburn The fact that Polaris industries’ first venture into the motorcycle world turned 15 years old last year is a pretty big deal. Victory’s base of operations is rooted in a country that prides itself for developing some of motorcycling’s firsts (some argue best) products, and putting them on […]

American Iron’s Buzz Kanter Interview Tonight on Barry Boone’s Talking Motorcycles Internet Radio

We are pleased to announce that our Buzz Kanter will be one of the guests (along with Norm Nelson) on Barry Boone’s “Talking Motorcycles” internet radio show this evening (Wednesday, Oct 1) around 8 PM EST. They plan to discuss the recent 4,000 mile ride across the U.S. on the Motorcycle Cannonball ride. Buzz rode […]

Massive Harley Recall – 105,000 Touring and Street Models

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year and 1,400 Street motorcycles from the 2015 model year for unrelated repair issues. According to NHTSA, 105,746 Touring models from the 2014 year are being recalled because a component in the clutch master cylinder may fail, reducing the pressure available to keep […]

New Polaris Partnership Brings Powersports Savings to Costco

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MINNEAPOLIS (September 24, 2014) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today that it will partner with the Costco Auto Program (CAP), an auto-buying program specifically for Costco members, as the exclusive promotional partner for its powersports division. Starting today, Costco members will be able to access special pricing and promotional incentives on select Polaris […]

Team American Iron To Compete in 4,200 mile Motorcycle Cannonball Event

We want to wish our Adventure Power’s Team American Iron all the best luck when they leave Daytona Beach, Fl to ride over 4,000 miles to Tacoma WA this week. This portrait was done by lensman Jim Dohms the day before our team left from Daytona. Buzz is riding a 1936 Harley VLH we followed […]