Progressive International Motorcycle Show: NYC Wrap-Up

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By Jon Langston The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows revved up New York City this past weekend, and tens of thousands motorcycle fanatics from across the spectrum of enthusiasts, from teenagers in racing suits to fat guys in Santa suits, rolled into the Jacob Javits Convention Center on the West Side of Manhattan. The TAM Communications […]

Harley Tech Q&A For Real World Motorcycle Riders

There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet – sometimes from well meaning people, sometimes from jerks. We here at American Iron Magazine would like to help spread accurate and real information to some of the questions we see on-line relating to Harley motorcycles, Harley tech and Harley history. Every so often we will […]

More Time To Ride Your Harley? Daylight Saving Time

Just a quick reminder from us at American Iron Magazine that today is Daylight Savings Time and you should turn back all your clocks an houre. Fall back. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on netvibes share via Reddit Share […]

Paul Teutul, Sr. brings a classic theme bike back to Orange County Choppers

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With great power comes great responsibility, and it looks like Wyclef Jean (you know, the “Singin’ dollar, dollar bill ya’ll” song) has relinquished that power when Paul Sr. made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Enough movie puns for ya? Seems fitting when the subjects a super hero themed motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers. […]

Küryakyn ECE-Approved Torpedo L.E.D. Lights

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Hit the mark on style and functionality with Küryakyn’s all-new Torpedo L.E.D. Indicator and Run-Turn-Brake Lights for all Universal 12v Applications. The streamlined torpedo-shaped housing measures in at 70mm long with a 45mm diameter (2.75” x 1.75”), and comes in two versions. Single-function amber versions are designed to serve as turn-signal indicators either up front […]

HOAX: Orange County Chopper Paul Teutul Sr In Serious Motorcycle Accident

There is a serious hoax floating around the Internet that goes something like this: Paul Teutul Sr., most known for his leading role on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper, was seriously injured after a crash involving two other vehicles on New York State Thruway (I-287) near Spring Valley, New York Tuesday morning. Reportedly, Teutul, co-founder of […]

Harley-Davidson Financial News – Sales and Profits Drop

Harley-Davidson’s third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter. But its earnings topped Wall Street expectations, and its shares climbed more than 6 percent in this afternoon’s trading. The Motor Company said today that its net income was $150.1 million, or 69 cents per share, from July […]

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

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher 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 […]

Neglected Pre-Ride Motorcycle Maintenance Part 2

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor 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 […]