STURGIS, SD – Results of an investigation into a devastating fire at the Full Throttle Saloon find the cause was accidental. Investigators found the fire started in the main part of the bar and was accidental in nature. Several agencies took part in the investigation including a National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, […]
ROYALTON, Vt. — A driver clocked at 112 mph on an interstate in Vermont told police he was heading to traffic court to take care of a speeding ticket. Vermont State Trooper Rich Slusser says the 33-year-old man from West Hartford, Connecticut, was also weaving in and out of traffic in Royalton on Interstate 89 […]
STURGIS, SD – Flames early Tuesday morning engulfed a popular Sturgis saloon that bills itself as the “world’s largest biker bar.” The Full Throttle Saloon is a total loss after crews battled the blaze throughout the morning. Sturgis Assistant Fire Chief Sean Barrows says crews tried to get inside but heat and smoke forced firefighters to […]
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.