Rat’s Hole Ride-In Bike Show and Black Hills Bagger Showdown Sturgis 2017

For 29 years the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike and Chopper Show has showcased some of the most extraordinary motorcycles in Sturgis. The 2017 contest was no exception as customs began filling the expansive lot of the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads early for a crack at “Best of Show” honors at the 29th annual Sturgis show. This […]

Sugar Bear Chopper Museum to Open Outside Sturgis

If anyone knows choppers, it’s Sugar Bear. His stretched Springers have been highly prized for nigh-on 50 years now. Sugar Bear’s forks are famous for having no flop, no pogoing, and for providing a ride quality comparable to motorcycles with much tighter rake angles. Sugar Bear’s been an icon in the SoCal chopper scene since […]

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Harley Quietly Scuttles the V-Rod

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. – Dylan Thomas While the majority of internet angst has been aimed at Harley’s discontinuation of the Dyna, The Motor Company’s scuttling of the V-Rod has received much less […]

2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Specs

This week brought a lot of news to sift through from The Motor Company, so let’s take a moment to merely lay out some of the ol’ statistics for you to take a gander at. We care about you, the readers, so we decided to consolidate the specs for the 2018 CVO models right here […]

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Motorcycles Revamped & Combined with Dyna Line

Yup, you heard that right. Harley-Davidson has totally revamped its Softail line to accommodate the Milwaukee-Eight engine and has combined the Dyna line with the 2018 Softails. American Iron Magazine Editor Steve Lita had the chance to talk to Harley-Davidson engineers about the overhaul and was one of the first to ride the new Softails. […]

Brand-New 2018 Harley-Davidson CVOs and Specials

Caught up in the whirlwind of Harley’s new Softails, it would be easy to overlook another selection of bikes that were also unveiled today. The big dogs of The Motor Company’s offerings, those with the highest price tags and the biggest stock performance ratings, are the CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) models. Each year, Harley usually […]

2018 Harley Softail Specs and Prices

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 Drive Tires Front: 21″, […]

2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse First Ride Preview

Hustling into the big sweeper my throttle hand is unwavering, the needle of the speedometer hovering a tick below 80 mph. The chassis of the 2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse is also unwavering, the burly 46mm fork keeping the front end squarely on the designated line. Pitched over at almost 45 degrees, the tacky Dunlops […]

2017 Sturgis Rally Photos Part II – Danger, Blink, & the Rat’s Hole

The 2017 Sturgis Rally flew by at a frenetic pace. Last time we checked  in we had just spent the day at Crazy John’s Invitational Drag Races, the RSD Super Hooligan bash, topped ff with some late night rambling around The Chip. The next day we hit up the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show which […]

2017 Sturgis Rally Photos and Highlights

American Iron hasn’t left off the throttle since we pulled into Sturgis with our friends the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis. It’s been a crazy four days, from American Flat Trackers flying around the Buffalo Chip in the inaugural TT to some of the most hairball drag races we’ve seen in quite some time to […]