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 […]
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 […]
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, 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.