Motorcycle Life Cycles?

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Most of us go through what i might call motorcycle life cycles.You know, those times in our life when we are fortunate enough to get another motorcycle. Typically, we go through a similar routine in the lead-up to buying our next motorcycle. Fantasize. Come on, we all do it. […]

How Motorcycle Engine Power Is Produced

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Whenever you get around a group of riders, compression ratios, cubic inches, and cam lifts, as well as a multitude of other modifications, are discussed and compared, along with the resulting torque and horsepower numbers. But why does increasing an engine’s cubic inches (known as its displacement) result in […]

RIP Mike Wilson, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer

We at American Iron Magazine and the motorcycle community in general send our condolences to the friends and family of Melbourne J. “Mike” Wilson, who passed away Feb. 2. He was 94. Mr. Wilson, an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and longtime patron of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, was preceded in passing by […]

Winter Love? Motorcycle Maintenance And Seasonal Bike Prep

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Yeah, you know she’s a looker. and wherever you go with her, she turns heads. Do I need to remind you never to take her for granted? She has real needs, and if you don’t meet those needs, there is a good chance she’ll have to go to someone […]

News: Harley Motorcycle Sales Drop In U.S. & Climb Overseas

Harley reported fourth quarter and year-end financials, sharing sales in U.S. are down, but up overseas. A total of 47,149 new motorcycles were sold by dealers in the fourth quarter, ending Dec. 31. 26,957 were sold in the United States, a 1.6 percent decline year-over-year, and 20,192 were sold internationally, a 9.2 percent increase year-over-year. “We’ve […]

American Iron Magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Rides

The Motorcycle Kickstart Classic is a fun riding event and is open to riders of all makes, models and years of motorcycles. All riders with newer motorcycles (electric start only) have to ride at the back to pick up any parts that fall off the older bikes up front. The goal is to have fun and share our machines, experiences and skills with other fellow classic motorcycle enthusiasts.

Can Harley & Tesla Develop A Great Electric Motorcycle?

Harley Davidson has underestimated the potential of Project LiveWire and needs to pursue strategic partnerships to succeed in the market. Excerpts from an article at http://iveybusinessreview.ca For 111 years, Harley-Davidson has sold a story of freedom and independence. It built a brand that connected with the youthful rebellion of a generation and has become entrenched […]

Polaris Adds Brammo Electric Motorcycle to Victory & Indian Brands

Polaris Industries Inc. today announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric vehicle powertrains. Going forward, the two companies will leverage Polaris’ leading […]

American Iron News: 2,300 Victory Motorcycles Recalled For Fuel Pump Issue

Polaris has issued a stop sale notice and is recalling 2,342 Victory motorcycles from the 2013-15 model years because the fuel pump may have been incorrectly crimped during manufacturing, which might cause it to seize and increase the risk of a stall, NHTSA reported. Affected are 2013-14 Victory Cross-Country, Cross Roads, Hammer Eight Ball, High […]

Motorcycle News: Senators Consider Ending Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

We at American Iron Magazine are in complete agreement with the AMA that the Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints have to stop. U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced S. 127, the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act. S. 127 would prohibit federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, limiting […]