Motorcycle News: Senators Consider Ending Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

We at American Iron Magazine are in complete agreement with the AMA that the Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints have to stop. U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced S. 127, the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act. S. 127 would prohibit federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, limiting […]

Act Now! Stop 15% Ethanol From Damaging Our Harley Motorcycles

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 21 on Jan. 6. This bill would repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s waiver decision related to E15 fuel and the authority of the agency to grant further decisions in the matter, until the EPA seeks an independent scientific analysis of the effects of gasoline containing up to […]

American Iron Magazine News – Still #1 Selling Harley Magazine

As we enter the new year of 2015, we are honored that Harley riders and readers again bought more copies of American Iron Magazine than any other Harley-oriented magazine in the world. We thank you for this support. Our goal is to offer the more well-rounded publication that covers Harley, Indian and Victory news and […]

Motorcycle News For 2015 – New Motorcycle Laws

Welcome to 2015. Quite often a new year means new laws, and this is no exception. Here are a few new laws motorcycle riders need to be aware of. The most notable of the regulations taking effect on Jan. 1 are from Texas, which enacted vehicle requirements for motorcyclists who want to carry passengers, and […]

American Iron Harley News: 19,000 Dyna & Softail Motorcycles Recalled

Harley-Davidson is recalling just over 19,000 Dyna and Softail motorcycles from the 2012 model year because the threads for the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode. If the threads corrode, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes. Models affected are the […]

Uneasy Rider: Boomer Deaths in Motorcycle Crashes Rise

Though the overall U.S. motorcycle toll appears to have leveled off in recent years, deaths have risen among older riders as more of them hit the road. Those 55- to 64-years-old accounted for 16.3% of motorcycle crash deaths in 2013, the latest year for which that breakdown is available. That was down from 17.2% in 2012 but up from 9.3% a decade earlier and less than 3% in the early 1990s.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show: NYC Wrap-Up

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By Jon Langston The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows revved up New York City this past weekend, and tens of thousands motorcycle fanatics from across the spectrum of enthusiasts, from teenagers in racing suits to fat guys in Santa suits, rolled into the Jacob Javits Convention Center on the West Side of Manhattan. The TAM Communications […]

Avon Cobra Tires for Harleys

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Avon has 13 new 15- 21″-sized tires in the Cobra line. Each new Cobra AV71 and AV72 sizes will soon replace the corresponding ones in the Venom tire line. Cobra incorporates sport tire technology for nimble handling, optimum stability, and long life, and its snakeskin sidewall and aggressive tread pattern can haul heavy loads. Extra-wide […]

Harley News! Submit Bike Photos To American Iron Magazine For Publication

American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley-oriented magazine is inviting our readers to submit photos of your Harleys for possible publication in our magazines. “While we always love to run feature articles on our reader’s custom or classic Harley” Publisher Buzz Kanter stated “Our readers really enjoy seeing great “before” and “after” photos showing […]

Finally! Big Rig Ban on Tail of the Dragon

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced it is banning trucks longer than 30 feet from the legendary motorcycle run the “Tail of the Dragon.” The  stretch of US Route 129 is famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles. Tractor-trailers often need both lanes to complete some turns, clogging traffic and endangering motorcyclists. Signs announcing the truck […]