The day started off for most of us riders with alarms on our smartphones. The National Weather service issues sever flooding and thunder in the area. Our parking lot (a field next to the hotel) had more than 8 inches of standing water. We all geared up and braced for a tough ride, but then […]
The first day started pretty slowly with all the bikes (about 98) all lined up on the sand of Daytona Beach for a fabled “yardlong” photo by Michael Lichter. We arrived at 8 am an were barely finished by 9:30 a half hour before the first riders leave. We had reports of Ormond Beach motorcycle […]
How much do you know about 1930s Harley-Davidson motorcycles? While hardly news today, the one-year only 1936 Harley VLH was considered a special machine. The current issue of American Iron Magazine features Buzz Kanter’s 1936 Harley VLH that he plans to ride over 4,000 miles on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball event.
We at American Iron Magazine were recently notified that Harley-Davidson is recalling 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles to fix a problem with the ignition switch on units modified to rev higher than 5,600 rpm. The recall affects 2014.5 model year Low Riders built from Jan. 6 through June 19. “In the affected motorcycles, certain […]
Rumors leaked out of a secret new 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle. LA Times says this is the new 2015 1133cc liquid-cooled, 100 horsepower Scout. MSRP for the base model: $10,999. Could be an important machine for the Polaris-owned relaunch of this iconic motorcycle. Is this a surprise launch that we didn’t know about or a practical […]
So, you might be asking, what’s the deal with the new 2015 Indian Roadmaster and how does it perform? In a phrase, I like it. Start with the smooth and plentiful power delivery of the ample 111 cubic inch Thunderstroke engine. Pass that power through the exceptionally smooth six-speed transmission and you have a powerful and smooth set up ideal for around town or hitting the highways. Like all full size touring motorcycle these days, the Indian Roadmaster looks big, yet it handles like a much smaller machine.
Revealing the first of the 2015 lineup during the Vintage Motorcycle Days event presented by Indian Motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle®announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The much anticipated, awe-inspiring and iconic vintage paint palettes were revealed over the weekend for fans of […]
The Milwaukee-based company says the recall affects 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles that were built between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014, the company said Wednesday.
After being dropped from Harley’s 2014 line up here is what we, at American Iron Magazine, believe is a spy photo of the soon-to-be-released 2015 Harley-Davidson Road-Glide with the all new fairing/windshield treatment. Not the new treatment of the fairing and windshield, similar to the Rushmore style 2014 Street Glde. More details to follow when […]