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

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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 of terrific American-made motorcycles hitting the […]

Neglected Pre-Ride Motorcycle Maintenance Part 2

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 in the open. Thankfully, these components […]

2015 Indian Scout Ride Review – Preview

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NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli Noah Webster and company can add a new definition to the word overachiever to their lexicon. And the definition is exactly three words long: Indian Motorcycle Company. Consider that less than three years after mother ship Polaris Industries purchased the left-for-dead carcass of a company in early 2011, […]

74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Preview

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EVENT • by Dain Gingerelli To borrow from the late Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy shtick: I tell you, I went to the Buffalo Chip to watch a rock concert and a bike rally broke out. Of course, I exaggerate, but as one of the most famous motorcycle rallies in America approaches its 75th anniversary next year, […]

2015 Victory Motorcycles New Bike Specs – Preview

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NEW BIKE SPECS • by Steven Wyman-Blackburn The fact that Polaris industries’ first venture into the motorcycle world turned 15 years old last year is a pretty big deal. Victory’s base of operations is rooted in a country that prides itself for developing some of motorcycling’s firsts (some argue best) products, and putting them on […]

American Iron’s Buzz Kanter Interview Tonight on Barry Boone’s Talking Motorcycles Internet Radio

We are pleased to announce that our Buzz Kanter will be one of the guests (along with Norm Nelson) on Barry Boone’s “Talking Motorcycles” internet radio show this evening (Wednesday, Oct 1) around 8 PM EST. They plan to discuss the recent 4,000 mile ride across the U.S. on the Motorcycle Cannonball ride. Buzz rode […]

Massive Harley Recall – 105,000 Touring and Street Models

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year and 1,400 Street motorcycles from the 2015 model year for unrelated repair issues. According to NHTSA, 105,746 Touring models from the 2014 year are being recalled because a component in the clutch master cylinder may fail, reducing the pressure available to keep […]