Massive Motorcycle Magazines Changes

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Harley, Indian & Motorcycle Magazine Changes

We at American Iron Magazine and American Iron Garage are well positioned for the future, but others have not been so fortunate.

Making An Electrical Connection

Why isn’t the classic feet-forward, low-seat chassis layout of typical American cruisers being utilized? At the time of this writing, Tesla’s Elon Musk had just unveiled his latest creation and unleashed it to the public: the Tesla Roadster. While out of reach to the masses, it has captured the attention of many a gearhead with […]

New Year’s Moto Resolutions

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I had the good fortune to buy Butch Baer’s 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer Yes, I know about all the goofy New Year’s resolutions, and it’s that time of year when we get to read or hear about lots of them. But I’m going to make a few here […]

Tradition Revival

I mean, who doesn’t have a desk drawer full of pins? It’s all the rage these days. From the huge OEM manufacturers that produce the bikes to the dealerships that sell the bikes to the magazine staff that writes about the bikes, everyone is trying to figure out how to increase motorcycle ridership. Everyone online […]

Year End Review & Look Forward

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have no fear about motorcycling going away This is our last issue of the year, so it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the motorcycle activity of the past year and to consider what we might experience in the new year. As the editor in […]

A 10-Hour Commute

…you need to add time for gas station visits, meals, and a couple of rest stops I just got back from a quick trip to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual AIMExpo motorcycle trade show. Being based in Connecticut, I was glad to hear the AIMExpo selected the Columbus Convention Center for this year’s event. The […]

The Future of Motorcycling

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Over the years, the designers and managers in Harley’s PDC have had thick skin What does the future look like for motorcycling? The decision makers and corporate strategists at Harley-Davidson and Indian want—make that need—to know. I can only assume that both companies’ counterparts at Honda, KTM, and Triumph […]

It’s A Cruel, Cruel World Wide Web

…the ultimate tool for negative mob mentality and juvenile rants I hate the haters! There, I said it. It’s amazing how many online haters came out of the woodwork immediately upon Harley-Davidson announcing its new lineup, and are equating the new Softail to the former Softail model. And they think that just because the name […]

One That Got Away

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher It all started with a phone call from “Cousin Gerard,” who is not my cousin I’ve seldom met a classic motorcycle I didn’t like. And that goes double for antique American race bikes. No matter how many old Harleys or Indians I might have—my garage seems to be a […]