Buzz Gotta Brand-New Bag(ger)

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher The last modern bagger in my garage was a Harley Ultra, which I sold years ago As deep as my passion runs for classic Harley and Indian motorcycles, and I can assure you it is deep, I must admit that I am really enjoying the modern motorcycle currently in […]

A Good Man’s Mark

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Ever been to the National Motorcycle Museum or buy parts from J&P Cycles? What is your measure of a good man? There is a real difference between someone who is good and being a good man. No matter how you look at it, my close friend John Parham was […]

Billy Lane Pulled It Off

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher In spite of long odds Las Vegas bookies would never take, in spite of the worst Mother Nature could throw at him, in spite of countless people saying it can’t be done, in spite of struggling to get century-old racing motorcycles to even run, Billy Lane pulled it off. […]

What Do We Ride?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher A car moves the body, but a motorcycle moves the soul Do you consider your motorcycle more a form of transportation or a personal statement? I’m convinced that for most of us it’s a bit of both. Though it’s likely more of a statement, because, let’s face it, most […]

Black Leather, Loud Pipes, And Trouble?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Our job is to educate and entertain our readers Hollywood movie makers, a handful of video game programmers, and even some of the media seem to think that all motorcycle riders plow through towns with blaring exhaust notes, stirring up problems, and leaving behind a mess. Does that sum […]

New Faces at American Iron?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Our job is to educate and entertain our readers The life cycles of a magazine must be active and evolving to survive in today’s harsh print environment. We have a new opportunity every four weeks to present this publication in fresh and interesting ways. And as the final decision […]

What’s In The Works For 2017?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Let’s start the new year by thanking our great readers and advertisers This first issue of the year is a good time to look forward with anticipation. It’s also a good one to take stock and review our past. I founded TAM Communications in a spare bedroom over my […]

Motorcycle Family

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have owned lots of great bikes, and some not so great We each discover motorcycles in our own way. Our tastes in specific machines, from specific eras, in specific styles, vary and are likely to change over the years. The café racer imports I was drawn to in […]

American Iron is going full throttle in print

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher As the temperature drops and the air gets crisp, it’s starting to feel like one of my favorite times of the year to ride here in Connecticut. Especially in the early morning and late afternoon when the sunlight adds a magical quality to the golden autumn colors along my […]

Harley’s new 107 cubic inch, Milwaukee-Eight

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I  can’t believe it’s been 17 years since The MoCo last invited us for an exclusive look and ride of a new generation of Harley engine, the TC88, which we named the Fathead. Seventeen years! You have already seen the cover of this issue of American Iron Magazine. Harley’s […]