Steven “Choppa” Bates Standout 1956 Panhead Chopper

Motorcycles weren’t always Steven Bates thing. But as an artist, he’s always been the creative type. Thankfully, about 15 years ago, he picked up an old chopper mag, saw the work and craftsmanship put into the medium, and it stirred something inside him. Because even though the magazine might have spurred an epiphany, the biker lifestyle […]

Rat’s Hole Bike Show Results Bike Week 2016

For the past 44 years, the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show has established itself as the preeminent show at Daytona Beach. It is tradition, the brainchild of the colorful figure affectionately known as “Big Daddy Rat,” Karl Smith. Today Ted Smith, son of Karl, continues to carry the torch lit by his larger-than-life father, Ted […]

American Iron Magazine Publisher Buzz Kanter On American Restoration TV Show

Our very own Buzz Kanter, Editor-in-Chioef of American Iron Magazine, is on this week’s American Restoration show on the History Channel this Friday, March 5 at 9 PM EST. Buzz teams up with his old friend Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time to tear apart Buzz’s very rare 1929 Harley JDH Two-Cam motorcycle. Buzz rode […]

Indian Motorcycles, Roland Sands & Super Hooligan Racing

Five Roland Sands custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes will compete in the race piloted by Roland Sands, Red Bull stunt rider Aaron Colton and special guest riders  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, announced it has stepped up as the title sponsor for the upcoming “RSD Super Hooligan” flat track race in […]

Harley News & Bargains! Cheap Deal On Harley Magazines & More

If you love Harleys you know what a great read American Iron Magazine is. Adding to your reference library can be slow and expensive. And single copies of American Iron Magazine can cost up to $10 each on ebay or on-line. Published since 1989, the team at American Iron Magazine are offering a great deal. […]

American Iron Garage: Quiz

Back Page Class In Session intro by Steven Wyman-Blackburn questions by Staff After reading this mag and obtaining a wealth of information on how to get your hands dirty with oil and grime, what’s the next logical step in the learning process? That’s right. Answer the DIY questions shown below. We created this quiz  as […]

AI Garage Install: Daymakers (Intro)

Night And Day Harley-Davidson Daymaker LEDs text and photos by Tricia Szulewski Dave Buerk isn’t just a fan of motorcycle safety; he’s actually a chief instructor for the Connecticut Rider Education Program (CONREP). To say that he does everything possible to make his ride a safe one is a monumental understatement. So when Harley came out with its vastly improved LED […]

NEW STURGIS EVENT Indian & Classic American Iron Black Hills Rally 2015

Are you going to Sturgis this year? Do you own or love classic motorcycles? Be at the legendary Buffalo Chip on August 4th.  Here is a “Save The Date” notification for an event you won’t want to miss. We at American Iron Magazine are pleased to announce our new event at this year’s Sturgis Rally […]

American Iron Garage: Install

What Goes ‘Round Installing wheels on a Softail intro by Steven Wyman-Blackburn captions and photos by Tricia Szulewski When installing anything new on your bike, you’re going to have to decide whether or not to follow the latest trend. As you’ve probably noticed by now, when it comes to wheels, a lot of guys are dropping loads of dollars on […]

American Iron Garage: Garage Built

Lemonade Vodka Build Steve changes his ’74 XLCH chopper into a Knuckle lookalike text by Steven Wyman-Blackburn photos by Steve Lita Why or how lemonade became the accepted platform to describe how people make the best of otherwise unpleasant dilemmas is beyond me. While I understand that the metaphor is contingent upon the originating sour situation, I’ve always felt that […]