For All You Gearheads, We’ve Put Together American Iron Garage

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Whenever I meet our readers at events or out on the open road, a comment I often hear is how much they like the way we do our tech articles. Of course, what they want in tech varies, but that’s to be expected. Some readers want more Twin Cam stuff, such as air cleaner, exhaust, […]

Indian, Victory & Big Dog Motorcycles

By now, you’ve probably heard that Minnesota’s Polaris Industries, the builder of Victory Motorcycles, has bought the newest incarnation (launched in 2006) of Indian Motorcycle from Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, which are both UK private equity firms. Indian Motorcycle has been manufacturing in North Carolina, but, according to the conference call regarding the […]

Harley Engine Experts, To Rebuild Or Upgrade A Vintage Engine

When I’m looking to rebuild and/or upgrade a vintage engine — namely a Shovel, Pan, Knuckle, Ironhead Sportster, or flathead — I go to a shop that’s expert at that type of motor. And though I’ve rebuilt many of these engines when I had my shop back in the day, I want someone with more […]

More Harley Changes To American Iron Magazine

As I reported last month, in response to the almost 1,000 reader surveys, letters, and e-mails we’ve received, we’re making some changes to American Iron Magazine. This time around, I want to let you know about two new features that start with this issue, as well as bid farewell to a columnist who has been […]

Harley News Motorcycle Road Trips

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Forgive me for stating the obvious, but one of the best parts of this job is the road trips! As I type this it’s the last day in July and I’m jamming to get this issue finished. I’ve got to get it out to the printer and the next […]

New Bike Test 2011 Harley Softail Deluxe

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By far, my annual ride from LA to Sturgis is my favorite trip of the year! Not only do I get to ride through some beautiful scenery, I get to do it on the new Harley of my choice. Last year’s vaca-, er, working road trip was on a 2011 Softail Deluxe FLSTN. This was […]

Traveling For Tech

In my last column, I wrote about my hectic travel schedule for the V-Twin show, the shoots for our upcoming newsstand special American Iron Garage, and Daytona Bike Week. And though that 38-day period is not typical of my travel itinerary, I’m on the road often to shoot and write various technical articles at different […]

On The Road Again

By the time I get back from Daytona Bike Week I will have been traveling for 25 out of 38 days with three days off! In fact, I’m writing this while sitting in yet another hotel room. My latest series of road trips started on February 4 with a four-day jaunt to the V-Twin Expo […]

A LEGENDARY MOTORCYCLE JACKET

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Back in the early 1970’s, I built my first chopper (a handshift 45 flathead) and bought my first real riding jacket, a black horsehide one. Both were simple and clean in design. I wore that jacket for 25 years, until I couldn’t zip it closed anymore. By then that jacket company was gone, so I […]

American Iron Magazine, Motorcycle Bagger Harley

We have been so busy over the last year or so putting together this magazine and our new American Iron Motorcycle Bagger that we forgot to ask you what it is you most look forward to seeing in our pages. Sorry about that. You’ll find a new reader survey on page 93 (or click here […]