AMA Objects to Scope of Two New National Monuments

President’s designations raise concerns about motorized access to public lands The designation of two new national monuments by President Barack Obama could jeopardize access for responsible motorized recreation on more than 1.6 million acres of public land in Utah and Nevada. Using the Antiquities Act of 1906, the president designated 1.35 million acres in southeast […]

Indian Issues Recall for 23,746 Motorcycles for Potential Fuel Leaks

Indian Motorcycle Co. has filed a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 23,746 motorcycles from 2017-2017 for a potential fuel leak caused by fuel rails coming in contact with other components and becoming damaged. Leaking fuel could catch fire “in the presence of an ignition source” states the report. The […]

American Iron News: “Bad Biker”Gun Targets Discontinued

Were motorcycle riders being portrayed as “bad bikers” worth shooting and possibly killing by police in training? That is a question we at American Iron Magazine posed on line yesterday when we were shown Baker Targets “bad biker” targets for sale for gun training. In case you were wondering about the red dots they print on […]

Harley-Davidson Settles With EPA Over Aftermarket Tuner

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the sale of one aftermarket tuning product used to calibrate motorcycles intended for off-road and closed-course competition. As part of the settlement agreement, the company will no longer sell its competition-only tuner in the […]

AMA Petitioning vs Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal and Increased Ethanol Fuels

Federal agency actions increase ethanol risk for motorcycles The Renewable Fuel Standard proposal announced May 18 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as unsafe E15. Act now by signing the American Motorcyclist Association’s petition […]

Demand Congress Prevent E15-Related Motorcycle Engine Damage

U.S. Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Steve Womack (R-Ark.) are taking the lead by sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to discourage it from breaching the Renewable Fuel Standard blend wall. The blend wall is the point at which no more ethanol can be […]

Motorcycle Killer? Stop The E15 Misinformation: Get Access To Safe Fuel

Stop the decade of E15 misinformation: Urge your representative to protect your access to safe fuel.  Act now! Take Action The first 10 years under the Renewable Fuel Standard, established in 2005, represent a decade of misinformation from the ethanol lobby concerning safe fuel for your motorcycle. To protect your access to safe fuel, urge […]

Motorcycle Riders Need to Pressure Congress For Highway Bill

During the congressional recess break, keep the pressure on your representative to support a six-year federal highway bill. The U.S. Senate has already acted with the passage of H.R. 22, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, by a vote of 65-34. Because the U.S. House has not acted, the […]

Harley News! 185,000 Motorcycles Recalled For Saddlebag Mounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 2014 and 2015 model year motorcycles because the saddlebags may fall off, NHTSA announced. According to the Motor Co., affected motorcycles have saddlebag mounting receptacles (Part No. 10900009) that may not adequately secure the saddlebags to the motorcycle. The saddlebags could separate from the bike while […]

Erik Buell Racing Closes. Motorcycle Builder Files For Receivership

Erik Buell Racing, an East Troy motorcycle manufacturer previously owned by Harley-Davidson Inc., has ceased operations. The company, with 126 employees, also is filing for court protection from creditors, Buell said Wednesday. Erik Buell Racing is the sequel to Buell Motorcycle Co., which was owned by Harley-Davidson Inc. for more than a decade before Harley […]