J.D. Beach and Briar Bauman Finish One-Two at Superprestigio 2017

It was another night of action-packed Superprestigio racing on the short track at the Palau Sant Jordi, and when it was all said and done, it was American J.D. Beach standing atop the victory podium. Standing alongside were fellow American Flat Track racers Briar Bauman and Ferran Cardus, finishing second and third, respectively, rounding out […]

James Jalbert’s Indian Motorcycle Collection in Bonhams Vegas Auction

An important collection of classic American motorcycles will be part of Bonhams’ world-renowned Las Vegas motorcycle auction this January. Complementing the headlining models from Britain and Italy – most notably Vincent, Brough Superior, Ducati and MV Agusta – the New England collection of Indian, Harley-Davidson, Henderson and Excelsior comes from the private collection of noted […]

Give a Shift – The Future of Motorcycling Deliberated at Long Beach Roundtable

The future of motorcycling has been a hot topic lately. Motorcycle sales are down, ridership has been declining, and the enthusiasm for motorcycles as a whole has been waning. The need to foster the next generation of riders was directly addressed by 25 motorcycle industry professionals and representatives during a meeting of minds November 16 […]

2017 J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis Winners

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show debuted a new activity for the Minneapolis custom bike builders entering the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show called Grease and Gears. Grease and Gears can be seen on the International Motorcycle Show Facebook page and is like being in a garage hanging out with your buddies working on […]

Bikers Bring Holiday Cheer to 37th Annual Southern Oregon Toy Run

“But this sound wasn’t sad! Why, this sound sounded glad!” – How the Grinch Stole Christmas The glad sound thundering around southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley came from the pipes of hundreds of motorcyclists who showed up to support the 37th annual Southern Oregon Toy Run. They arrived at Touvelle Lodge, a favorite watering hole of […]

Official 2018 Daytona Bike Build: Memphis Shades Cafe Fairing

  Chaos Cycle’s head honcho George Stinsman is the man with a plan. That plan is to transform a stock 2010 Harley Dyna Super Glide into a super ride. That ride will serve as the 2018 Official Bike Week Motorcycle. Someone is going to win this custom Dyna during the official drawing March 17, 2018. […]

The Epic Moto Co Dirt Tracker

THE EPIC DIRT TRACKER Hold On—You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! Byline:  Wayne Scraba Photo Credits: Don Kates/Shooters Images   “Crossed Wires: Missed Communication & Misaligned Planets” In issue #357 of American Iron, we presented a feature on one of Epic Moto’s new dirt tracker bikes based upon Harley-Davidson baggers. Without question, they’re wicked cool motorcycles, […]

2017 J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show New York Winners

Courtesy of Jeff Najar/Custom Motorcycle Shows – Once his name was called Kyle Shorey threw his cowboy hat onstage and then cleared the three foot jump. The cowboy was smiling because he took the win for the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in New York. 1st and 2nd place finishers get their entry fee paid for […]

2018 Harley-Davidson & Indian Buyer’s Guide: Performance Cruisers

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportsters 2018 Harley Sportster Forty-Eight Lengths: 85.2″/ wheelbase: 58.9″ Seat height: 26.2″ Lean angle (R/L): 27.1/27.1 Weight Running: 556 lbs. Engine: Air-cooled Evo 1200cc Torque: 73 ft-lbs. Bore/stroke: 3.5″/3.8″ Compression: 10:1 Fuel system/capacity: EFI/ 2.1 gal. Exhaust: 2-into-2 black, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers Transmission: Five speed Tires Front: 130/90B-16″, rear: 150/80B-16″ Wheels Front: 16″, rear: 16″; black, […]

2018 Harley-Davidson & Indian Buyer’s Guide: Cruisers

2018 Harley-Davidson Cruiser Lineup 2018 Harley Breakout/Breakout 114 Specs Lengths: 93.3″/ wheelbase: 67″ Seat height: 25.6″ Lean angle (R/L): 26.8/26.8 Weight Running: 672 lbs. Engine: Milwaukee-Eight 107/114 Torque (Base): 109 ft-lbs., (114) 119 ft-lbs. Bore/stroke (Base): 3.937″/4.375″, (114) 4″/4.5″ Compression (Base): 10:1, (114) 10.5:1 Fuel system/capacity: EFI/ 3.5 gal. Exhaust: 2-into-2 exhaust Transmission: Six-speed Cruise […]