The Way-Back Machine

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …some of Harley’s bike styles are similar to its forebears of almost 30 years ago… While considering images for this month’s cover, Creative Director Tricia found a dynamic shot of the custom Sportster featured on page 40 coming straight at the camera. We loved the shot and actually mocked […]

On The Front Lines

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor If you don’t know how to ride, you probably also don’t know who to ask Who was your first point of contact when it came time to really get serious about motorcycle riding? I’m not talking about when you were a kid, riding in the back of mom’s station […]

New Blood

…not to worry, the same regulars you know and love will remain with us It’s been an exciting few weeks around here, at least from the point of view from my desk. Not sure you realized it, but we have only four weeks between issues; that’s not a lot of time, and we sometimes can […]

MagnaFlow Legacy Gen-X Exhaust

When it comes to performance exhaust, MagnaFlow has been doing it for years on cars and trucks, but only fairly recently launched a line for Harley-Davidsons. Every manufacturer has a slightly different sound, and you can tell the throaty growl of a MagnaFlow system as soon as it hits your ears. MagnaFlow took its years […]

Dynatek 2Ki Ignition System Upgrade

  There’s a fine line between owning a cool vintage bike that’s fun to ride and owning a newer bike that’s comfortable and reliable. Late Shovelhead-era bikes are a great place to start to achieve that balance, and that’s what Milwaukee auto mechanic Zach had in mind when he purchased his father’s 1981 FLT a […]

New life for a ’90s Softail

The ’90s were a great decade; music finally became good again, the American economy was booming, and garage floors were much cleaner and safer thanks to Harley-Davidson’s Evo engine not dripping a drop of oil. Speaking of Harleys, when it came to customizing, the theme of the decade was long, stretched Fat Bob gas tanks, […]

Safety Skills: Don’t Stare

The more we look ahead and consider a possible conflict, the better we are able to avoid it by Don Gomo Ever notice that more often than not, things our parents used to tell us when we were kids seem to come full circle, and we wind up saying the same things? Some we found […]

Beach Bound

Daytona may turn into a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket opportunity As you read this we are all planning our yearly migration to the warmer climate of central Florida and packing our bikes for Daytona Bike Week. But, as I write this, before I came to the office this morning, I had to clear an inch […]

Putting Actions Into Words

…find out what’s going on around the industry to further our cause I know what you’re thinking: Steve got the headline wrong. Usually it’s the other way around, right? While usually true, that’s not the case this time around. Let me explain. Increasing ridership are the buzzwords of the day, and Harley-Davidson’s plan to add […]

American Iron Magazines Expand & Staff Up

“The American Iron products are as solid as the name implies.”