Rinehart Racing Sold. Harley Performance Exhausts.

Rinehart Racing, manufacturer of high-performance exhaust products for Harley-Davidson, announces the purchase of the company by its current CEO, Judd Hollifield. Company founder Gerald Rinehart will retire from an active role as Hollifield becomes its sole owner. Hollifield will remain CEO. “I’ve been in the exhaust business for over 30 years and it’s time for […]

S&S Cycles Names New President

VIOLA, Wis. – Industry veteran Paul Langley is the new president at S&S Cycle Inc., the company announced. “Paul’s sterling qualifications include a wealth of leadership experience in the powersports industry, having held executive positions with industry mainstays, Dynojet, SuperTrapp and Vance & Hines. He comes to S&S directly from the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG), […]

HARLEY NEWS: Harley-Davidson Leaves Deeley To Sell Direct To Canadian Dealers

MILWAUKEE, Wis., and VANCOUVER, B.C. – Harley-Davidson is moving to direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by August 2017, and possibly as soon as the third quarter of this year. Harley’s current agreement with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson products in Canada since 1973, ends July 31, 2017, but the […]

Editor’s Choice Bike Show At Daytona

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Are you going to Daytona Bike Week this year? Well, if you are, you can meet the editors of American Iron Magazine and even win Editor’s Choice at the 2015 Editor’s Choice Bike Show brought to you by J&P Cycles. The Editor’s Choice will take place at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Tuesday, March 10, with […]

Harley News: Apehanger Handlebar Laws Dropped In South Dakota

Good news for those who are going to attend the 2015 Sturgis 75th Anniversary Rally. No more worry and no more $20.00 tickets for riding in South Dakota on a motorcycle equipped with ape hangers. On Tuesday February 24, 2015 Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 85, abolishing on July 1, 2015 the South Dakota […]

New Laws May Put Motorcyclists At Risk – Contact Congress Today!

On Feb. 10, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced S. 424, the Wi-Fi Innovation Act . The bill would require the Federal Communications Commission to open the reserved spectrum to unlicensed devices in the upper 5.8 GHz and lower 5.9 GHz band, eliminating the FCC and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s […]

TAM’s Motorcycle Magazine News & Big Changes For 2015

STAMFORD CT: After publishing motorcycle magazines for more than 25 years, Buzz Kanter feels 2015 will be the year of big change. “We have studied the motorcycle magazine field,” he explained. “And we’re convinced there is simply no longer enough reader interest or advertisers to support them all.” In response, TAM Communications is optimizing its […]

Harley News Levatich To Become CEO Of The Motor Company

Harley-Davidson announced that its current president and chief operating officer, Matthew S. Levatich, will take over as chief executive officer when Keith Wandell retires May 1. Levatich also was elected to the Motor Co.’s board of directors. “We have accomplished a lot to reposition Harley-Davidson for a bright future,” said Wandell, “and the most important […]

RIP Mike Wilson, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer

We at American Iron Magazine and the motorcycle community in general send our condolences to the friends and family of Melbourne J. “Mike” Wilson, who passed away Feb. 2. He was 94. Mr. Wilson, an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and longtime patron of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, was preceded in passing by […]

News: Harley Motorcycle Sales Drop In U.S. & Climb Overseas

Harley reported fourth quarter and year-end financials, sharing sales in U.S. are down, but up overseas. A total of 47,149 new motorcycles were sold by dealers in the fourth quarter, ending Dec. 31. 26,957 were sold in the United States, a 1.6 percent decline year-over-year, and 20,192 were sold internationally, a 9.2 percent increase year-over-year. “We’ve […]