Long Beach International Motorcycle Show 2017 Photo Review

As the clock edged toward three, the line to get into the Long Beach Progressive International Motorcycle Show already stretched through the lobby of the convention center and out the back door. Inside, motorcycle manufacturers arranged their offerings with strategic precision, eager to share their latest wares. The beauty of the Long Beach IMS is […]

Jay Leno Surprises Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis with Private Tour of Garage Video

In honor of Veterans Day we reflect on the incredible ride we took to Sturgis with the Veterans Charity Ride 2017 and wanted to share this video of Jay Leno surprising the vets with a private tour of Jay Leno’s garage along with a gallery of photos from the journey. It was an honor to […]

ARCH Motorcycle Unveils 2018 KRGT-1, ARCH 1s and ARCH Method 143 at EICMA

Last time we popped in to ARCH Motorcycle Gard Hollinger said the company had a new model in the works. Turns out Ryan Boyd and the ARCH engineering team have been busier than we thought as it unveiled a triad of motorcycles at EICMA today, the 2018 KRGT-1, ARCH 1s, and ARCH Method 143. No […]

RSD Ronin Perf Jacket Review

The Mojave Desert is unforgiving. My journey to Sturgis took me right through the heart of it. The ambient temperature gauge on the motorcycle’s display read 114 degrees and at 75 mph it felt like I was in a furnace. If ever there was a perfect place to test the ventilation of the RSD Ronin […]

Sons of Speed Antique Motorcycle Boardtrack Race Final 2017 Video

The Sons of Speed stormed onto New Smyrna Speedway last weekend for a thrilling day of vintage boardtrack races. There’s nothing quite like 100-year-old motorcycles with no clutches, no brakes and no transmissions ripping around the high-banked turns of the speedway at full throttle. Teams have been doing their homework since the last round of […]

Rusty Butcher Makes Racing Fun Again at Halloween TrackerCross 2017

“I’ve been waiting for this day to come for a long, long time. Hey I’m gonna break these chains and feel the sweet sunshine.” Bones Owens Long Long Time TrackerCross knows about breaking chains. Breaking the chains of the 9 to 5, breaking away from the everyday drive, going nowhere fast on the 405, waiting […]

We Want You! Send a Pic of Your Bike for a Chance to Win a LifeSaverHorn!

We want you! Send us a picture of you and your motorcycle for a chance to win a LifeSaverHorn! We’re looking for quality shots (no fuzzy cell phone shots please) of reader’s rides! We’ll run the best photos in the Letters section of American Iron Magazine and one of those will be declared the monthly […]

10 Reasons Why You Must Visit the National Motorcycle Museum

Wow. Walk through the doors of the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, and be prepared for sensory overload. What a collection! When I visited a couple weeks ago there were 497 motorcycles spread around several showrooms. Everywhere you look there’s artwork, photos, posters, memorabilia, signs, historic bicycles and themed displays. Your eyes don’t know […]

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V-Twin Expo Goes Under as Annual Tradeshow Gets Cancelled

A notice has been posted on the V-Twin Expo website stating that the trade and industry show has been cancelled. Founded in 2000 by Jim Betlach, the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo was the only tradeshow that specifically targeted the cruiser and custom motorcycle industries. Held in February, it gave a peek at the latest products before […]

Doin’ it on a Dyna: Storming Around Iowa on the J&P Cycles Street Bob

The Dyna’s not dead. It lives and breathes in Iowa. This particular Dyna is a 2014 Street Bob that usually dwells on the showroom floor of J&P Cycles’ Anamosa retail store. Luckily J&P was kind enough to gas ‘er up, give it a once-over, and wheel it out for me so I could mob around […]