American Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson Reviews

CLASSIC AMERICAN IRON NEWS! 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball off to Difficult Start

The 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball, a coast to coast endurance ride for motorcycles at least 100 years or older, started with real issues. I have ridden in all three prior Cannonballs and opted out of this one. However I did ride down to the start of this year’s event with my Cannonball partner Paul Ousey. We […]

Harley Reportedly Set to Lay Off 200 Employees in the Fall

Reports by The York Daily Record (YRD) and Milwaukee Sentinel Journal state Harley-Davidson is preparing to lay off approximately 200 employees this fall. The cuts come as a Harley adjusts “our production plan to align with 2016 guidance.” That guidance includes a cut in shipment projections to 264,000 to 269,000 motorcycles announced in Harley’s second […]

An Animated Evolution of Harley-Davidson From 1904 to Present

With Harley-Davidson’s recent introduction of its new Milwaukee-Eight engine, we thought it’d be fun to share this animated GIF with you showing the evolution of Harley-Davidson by generation from 1904 to the present. The GIF was pieced together by the staff over at GearHeads. We figured we’d add a pictorial history of Harley-Davidson’s Big Twins over […]

Saddlemen Offers New 1WR Gripper Seat for Sportsters

If you love wheelies, burnouts, drifting, wild motorcycle modifications, adrenaline filled performances, and the sight of road bikes blasting down dirt roads, the new 1 WR Gripper Seat will deliver. The amazing new Saddlemen 1WR Gripper Seat co-developed with V-twin stunt rider Rob Carpenter to specifically meet the grueling demands of the professional stunt scene […]

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show Sturgis Results 2016

A South Dakota storm provided a free bike wash at the Sturgis Rat’s Hole Show as it swept over the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. That didn’t prevent about 80 motorcycles from weathering the storm for a shot at “Best of Show” honors, the prestigious Rat’s Hole holding its 28th annual Sturgis contest. It was a brawl […]

2017 Motorcycle News From Harley-Davidson

More Power. More Comfort. More Control. Today, Harley-Davidson unveils the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension for its Model Year 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup. “These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice […]

Harley-Davidson Launches 107” & 114” Milwaukee-Eight Engines

Stop the press! The rumors are true. Harley-Davidson has indeed developed a new engine called the Milwaukee-Eight. The eight valve V-Twin comes in both a 107” version for Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles and Trikes and a 114” variation for The Motor Company’s top-shelf CVO line. The new valvetrain design comes with an impressive list of proposed […]

Our First Ride Impressions of Harley’s New Milwaukee-Eight

American Iron Magazine editor Steve Lita was fortunate enough to get in a day of riding on the new 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models featuring both versions of the new Milwaukee-Eight engine; standard 107″ and CVO models equipped with the 114″ version. The first thing you notice when you start up the new Milwaukee-Eight is, well, […]

Top 5 Harley Road Glide Ultra Features on the Ride to Sturgis

You can learn a lot about a motorcycle over the course of a 3400 mile road trip. For ten days straight we called the saddle of Harley’s 2016 Road Glide Ultra home. Our ride started at Harley’s fleet center in Carson, California, and ended in Grants Pass, Oregon. In between, we blazed a path across […]

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Klock Werks Uncorks “Tennessee Fire” Scout for Jack Daniels Nashville General Store

A new Indian Scout, customized and built by Klock Werks in Mitchell, South Dakota, is a splash of fiery red in the new Nashville General Store, Jack Daniels first ever retail and experiential location outside of Lynchburg. The independently owned Jack Daniel’s Nashville General Store folks are fired up about their new business in the […]