Death of the Internal Combustion Engine?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I see no reason to run out and sell your beloved Harley or Indian just yet I chuckled the first time I saw a T-shirt proclaiming “Harley-Davidson, turning gas into noise since 1903!” Life sure has changed over the years. While excessive motorcycle exhaust noise can still be an […]

American Iron Magazines Expand & Staff Up

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

Harley, Indian & Motorcycle Magazine Changes

We at American Iron Magazine and American Iron Garage are well positioned for the future, but others have not been so fortunate.

New Year’s Moto Resolutions

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I had the good fortune to buy Butch Baer’s 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer Yes, I know about all the goofy New Year’s resolutions, and it’s that time of year when we get to read or hear about lots of them. But I’m going to make a few here […]

Year End Review & Look Forward

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have no fear about motorcycling going away This is our last issue of the year, so it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the motorcycle activity of the past year and to consider what we might experience in the new year. As the editor in […]

The Future of Motorcycling

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Over the years, the designers and managers in Harley’s PDC have had thick skin What does the future look like for motorcycling? The decision makers and corporate strategists at Harley-Davidson and Indian want—make that need—to know. I can only assume that both companies’ counterparts at Honda, KTM, and Triumph […]

One That Got Away

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher It all started with a phone call from “Cousin Gerard,” who is not my cousin I’ve seldom met a classic motorcycle I didn’t like. And that goes double for antique American race bikes. No matter how many old Harleys or Indians I might have—my garage seems to be a […]

2018 Indian Scout Bobber Preview

When Indian announced that it would hold its press ride for the brand-new Indian Scout Bobber back in July, we figured who better to send but a young writer whose own Indian Scout won the Garage Girls Contest last year and who has traversed the great open roads of America on Indian’s premier offering for […]

American Iron Magazine Joining the Veterans Ride to Sturgis

There’s nothing like it. Packing your bags, loading up your bike, and hitting the open road for the journey to Sturgis. We have the privilege to live in a country with unbridled beauty and contrast, wide-open plains and majestic mountains, searing hot deserts and densely wooded forests. Our canyons are “Grand,” our fountains “Faithful,” our […]

2017 Sons of Speed Racer

1915 Harley Special Inside A Sons Of Speed Boardtrack-Style Racer Text by Billy Lane Photos by Jim Arbogast What do you envision when someone describes a motorcycle as a boardtrack racer? The term has been applied to so many styles of motorcycles over the years, we’d like to define the term for you and share […]