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 […]

History Does Not Repeat

Ride to Work It’s called history for a reason. It’s in the past—done, gone, hope you enjoyed it. We often remember things having been better when we were younger. Some people call it “The good old days.” Perhaps life wasn’t as complicated as it seems now, and responsibilities weren’t as heavy. It was a time […]

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. […]

Sacrificial Motorcycling

Ride to Work …making the decision to do without I get lots of e-mails here at American Iron Magazine. Some come from readers, some from vendors and OEMs, and way too many from people who don’t have anything better to do than send out spam. But one just crossed my computer monitor that made me […]

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 […]

Appeal of a Birthday Bike

Shifting Gears An ad for a 1955 Harley Panhead For Sale A birthday bike will transport you to amazing places. What, you might ask, is a birthday bike, and what about it attracts us old timers? A birthday bike? Yep, that’s a motorcycle from the year you were born. In my case that goes way […]

Crystal Ball

Ride to Work A glimpse into what many of us will be using on a daily basis in the near future Attending a trade show is like having a crystal ball. I am hooked on trade shows. Just name it, and I’ll try to get media credentials for it. I get to network with colleagues, […]

Sons of Speed From A Racer’s View

Most journalists hang around the pits or track looking for a good story, I wanted to experience racing Sons of Speed for myself.

The Loss Of Victory

RIDE TO WORK It didn’t make financial sense to keep competing against itself Yes, that headline is meant to be an oxymoron. As of this writing, the announcement that Polaris Industries is winding down the Victory motorcycle brand is just a few days old, and the internet is ablaze with angry owners and armchair CEOs. […]

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 […]