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.

Everybody Has One

RIDE TO WORK There was a difference of opinion of epic proportions There’s a funny cliché: I hope my widow doesn’t sell my bikes for what I told her I paid for them. And, of course, there are variations on that theme: cars, tools, snowmobiles, rare beer can collections—just fill in the blank. Last weekend […]

New Faces at American Iron?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Our job is to educate and entertain our readers The life cycles of a magazine must be active and evolving to survive in today’s harsh print environment. We have a new opportunity every four weeks to present this publication in fresh and interesting ways. And as the final decision […]

Forced Integration

RIDE TO WORK This is where you learn that FedEx is your friend In this issue I’d like to tell you about an important lesson I’ve learned recently. Actually, I learned the lesson long ago, but somehow I keep forgetting it, and life has to give me a refresher course from time to time. Even […]

What’s In The Works For 2017?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Let’s start the new year by thanking our great readers and advertisers This first issue of the year is a good time to look forward with anticipation. It’s also a good one to take stock and review our past. I founded TAM Communications in a spare bedroom over my […]

Motorcycle Bagger Bargain Bag – ON SALE!

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