Harley Offers Free Riding Motorcycle Training To First Responders

H-D Employees Help Announce Offer by Volunteering at Local Firehouses and Police Stations Leading up to Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson will expand its free Riding Academy motorcycle training offer to all first responders from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. To unveil the Ride Free offer for police officers, firefighters and EMS professionals, Harley-Davidson employees across the […]

Victory Motorcycles New Production Engine Based On Project 156

Milan Italy and Long Beach CA November 18, 2015: Victory Motorcycles today revealed the production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and will power an upcoming 1200cc class motorcycle. The engine was designed to deliver the strongest power and performance in its class, and was shown off in […]


November 18, 2015 — Indian motorcycle company, today introduced the new, smaller and less expensive Indian Scout® Sixty. The new 999cc Scout Sixty will appeal to new rider segments with a premium motorcycle at the lowest MSRP yet for the brand. The new Indian Scout Sixty offers many of the same features and components of […]

Demand Congress Prevent E15-Related Motorcycle Engine Damage

U.S. Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Steve Womack (R-Ark.) are taking the lead by sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to discourage it from breaching the Renewable Fuel Standard blend wall. The blend wall is the point at which no more ethanol can be […]

Riders Protest French Ban On Pre-2000 Motorcycles

Can you imagine if the US government banned at pre-2000 motorcycles from being registered or ridden here in Ameirca? That is what some politicians in France want to do. Tens of thousands of riders protested in multiple cities throughout France, expressing their disapproval of the new regulation that restricts access of bikes and scooters deemed […]

Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon Biker Bar Fire Ruled Accidental

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, […]

Driver Stopped at 112 mph On Way To Pay Other Speeding Ticket

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 […]

Motorcycle News: Full Throttle Biker Bar in Sturgis Burns To The Ground.

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 […]

Compression Ratios III

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 […]

Motorcycle Magazines — Still Cheaper Than A Latte

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 […]