Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 Route & Dates

Our Publisher, Buzz Kanter, is signed up to ride his 1929 Harley on Team American Iron across the US on the second Motorcycle Cannonball. Buzz rode his 1915 Harley Selma on the first Motorcycle Cannonball.

Indian, Victory & Big Dog Motorcycles

By now, you’ve probably heard that Minnesota’s Polaris Industries, the builder of Victory Motorcycles, has bought the newest incarnation (launched in 2006) of Indian Motorcycle from Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, which are both UK private equity firms. Indian Motorcycle has been manufacturing in North Carolina, but, according to the conference call regarding the […]

Harley Engine Experts, To Rebuild Or Upgrade A Vintage Engine

When I’m looking to rebuild and/or upgrade a vintage engine — namely a Shovel, Pan, Knuckle, Ironhead Sportster, or flathead — I go to a shop that’s expert at that type of motor. And though I’ve rebuilt many of these engines when I had my shop back in the day, I want someone with more […]

Spare Engine for Buzz’s 1926 Motorcycle Cannonball Harley

One of the things I learned in last year’s cross country Motorcycle Cannonball ride was that it is a very good idea to have as many spares as possible. As I shared in the pages of American Iron Magazine riding a 1915 Harley across the US meant trying to track down parts not easy or cheap to find. Next year I am planning on riding a much newer (and easier to find parts for) 1926 Harley. So I have already begun to think about building the motorcycle I plan to ride AND to start stockpiling spares.

Real World Harleys & Remembering 9/11

As motorcycle riders, we can choose to focus on our differences or our similarities. We have many choices in what we ride and how we view our riding style. Bagger, chopper, or bobber? Softail, Dyna, or Sportster? Stock or custom? Shiny and new or rusty and old? As the editors of this magazine, every few […]

More Harley Changes To American Iron Magazine

As I reported last month, in response to the almost 1,000 reader surveys, letters, and e-mails we’ve received, we’re making some changes to American Iron Magazine. This time around, I want to let you know about two new features that start with this issue, as well as bid farewell to a columnist who has been […]

Harley Magazine Editor To Ride 1926 Harley In Cross Country Motorcycle Cannonball

It is the dream of a motorcycle editor to ride a vintage Harley cross country and share it with his audience. As the Editor-in-Chief of the world’s best selling Harley magazine I was fortunate enough to buy, rebuild and ride Selma, my 1915 Harley motorcycle on the first ever Motorcycle Cannonball. This event was a coast to coast ride for pre-1916 motorcycles. No, that’s no typo – a cross country ride on pre-1916 motorcycles.

Motorcycle Riding, So Much To Do, Not Enough Time To Do It!

I bought my first motorcycle in college in 1974. As the years rolled by, my desire to ride never lessened, but my ability to get the free time to hit the road did. Work, family, responsibilities. You know the drill. Even though I make my living in the motorcycle industry, I cherish the time I […]

Harley News Motorcycle Road Trips

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but one of the best parts of this job is the road trips! As I type this it’s the last day in July and I’m jamming to get this issue finished. I’ve got to get it out to the printer and the next issue started before I leave since […]

Harley Magazine Editor Buzz Kanter Wins Pre-1916 Class At Vintage Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

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American Iron Magazine Editor-in-Chief Buzz Kanter entered Selma, his 1915 Harley from last year’s Motorcycle Cannonball in the Morgantown, WV Vintage Grand Prix motorcycle races this past Sunday and won the class.