Happy 25th Birthday To Us & You Can Win Prizes

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, publisher Time flies when you’re having fun, and I can’t think of many things that are more fun than riding, writing, or wrenching motorcycles. Hard to believe it was 25 years ago that a brave new concept for a family-friendly Harley magazine came into focus. The first issue of American […]

Year End & A New One

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, publisher   This is our last issue of 2013, so I figure it’s a good time to look back and announce a couple of items for the motorcycle industry going forward. Looking back, I feel 2013 was a pretty exciting year. Harley-Davidson celebrated its 110th year in grand fashion with […]

American Iron Video: 1948 Harley Panhead First Start In Years

Buzz Kanter is prepping his 1948 Panhead to lead the vintage section of American Iron Magazine’s Honor Ride sponsored by GEICO. Buzz spent weeks working on the old Pan and decided to videotape it’s first start in well over 4 years. The results are pretty smokey but darn impressive. Join the AIM crew on this […]

Team American Iron Motorcycle Cannonball & 1936 Harley VLH

Buzz Kanter, of American Iron Magazine, and his 1936 VLH classic Harley flathead motorcycle that he plans to ride cross country on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball.

Lucky Harley Rider & We Respond To Harley Magazine Readers

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Summer 2012 was looking to be one of my  favorites ever. I felt like the luckiest guy I knew as everything motorcycle related in my life was going from good to better for me. Early in the year, my friend Al offered me a great deal on a rare and wonderful 1929 JDH two-cam Harley. […]

A Tale Of Two Bikers

As a guy who usually sees the glass (gas tank?) half full, I had an experience recently that showed me two sides. I was at an antique motorcycle show and swap meet with my 1929 Harley JDH. A week earlier, I had upgraded the original and leaky gas petcocks with new-style ones and a modern […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Starts Today – Team American Iron Magazine On Harley Classics

The second ever Motorcycle Cannonball endurance ride starts today in Newburgh, NY and ends, almost 4,000 miles later in San Francisco, CA on September 23. In addition to it being such a long ride, virtually all on back roads, the motorcycles are unusual in that they all must be pre-1930 machines. American Iron Magazine’s Buzz […]

What’s It Like To Ride A 1929 Harley? Video

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What’s that? You wanna know what its like to ride Buzz’s 1929 Harley JDH Cannonball bike? No problem. Enjoy this video shot from the riders point of view. As you’ll see and hear, the Bike’s running strong, shifting smoothly and looking good. This years Motorcycle Cannonball is just over a week away, looks as though […]

Old Harleys & Even Older Harleys

A lot of my riding time these days is focused on prepping and getting real-world shakedown miles on my rebuilt 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH before the 3,800-mile coast-to-coast Motorcycle Cannonball in September. But I keep reminding myself what Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time advised me, “Get the bike running right and then leave it alone. […]

Where to see Motorcycle Cannonball Harleys and Riders

A number of readers have been contacting the American Iron Magazine offices asking about details on the route for the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball and where are the best places to see the motorcycles and riders. Even we do not know the specific routes. But we do know a few of the planned stops that might be […]