TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Moderately boosting the compression, like going from 9:1 to 10:1 or 10.25:1, shouldn’t run you afoul of engine knock in a big way. However, a high-compression engine can be unforgiving and difficult to tune, especially a Twin Cam, if you go past 10.5:1. Even stock H-D engines have bouts […]
SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’m often asked how we decide which articles to publish in this magazine. Non-riders I talk with are amazed that there are enough motorcycle topics for us to fill a magazine this size every four weeks (we publish 13 issues of American Iron Magazine a year) without running out […]
If a driver crashes into a motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian and causes serious injury, the driver would likely never forgive himself/herself.
When a motorcycle is in motion, see more than the motorcycle – see the person under the helmet, who could be your friend, neighbor, or relative.
Here is your chance to buy a complete and running American motorcycle factory and operation – complete and ready to roll! For anyone who wants a near-turnkey motorcycle production outfit, the auction date for the Erik Buell Racing (EBR) assets has been set for July 21. The sale is no onesy-twosy liquidation. Rather, the business […]
Stopping distance for motorcycles is nearly the same for cars, but slippery pavement makes stopping quickly difficult.
Maneuverability is one of a motorcycle’s better characteristics, especially at slower speeds and with good road conditions, but don’t expect a motorcyclist to always be able to dodge out of the way.
Are you going to Sturgis this year to celebrate the 75th Black Hills Rally? Are you and your friends looking for a fun and free event for all Indian motorcycles and/or classic American motorcycles? Check out the 2015 Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Black Hills Rally from American Iron Magazine. Many years ago we […]
Turn signals on a motorcycle usually are not self-canceling, thus some riders (especially beginners) sometimes forget to turn them off after a turn or lane change.
Understand that motorcyclists adjust lane position on purpose, not to be reckless or show off or to allow you to share the lane with them.