Motorcycle Family

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have owned lots of great bikes, and some not so great We each discover motorcycles in our own way. Our tastes in specific machines, from specific eras, in specific styles, vary and are likely to change over the years. The café racer imports I was drawn to in […]

American Iron is going full throttle in print

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher As the temperature drops and the air gets crisp, it’s starting to feel like one of my favorite times of the year to ride here in Connecticut. Especially in the early morning and late afternoon when the sunlight adds a magical quality to the golden autumn colors along my […]

Harley’s new 107 cubic inch, Milwaukee-Eight

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I  can’t believe it’s been 17 years since The MoCo last invited us for an exclusive look and ride of a new generation of Harley engine, the TC88, which we named the Fathead. Seventeen years! You have already seen the cover of this issue of American Iron Magazine. Harley’s […]

Race On Sunday, Sell On Monday?

AMA Class C racers on tankshift 45 cubic-inch flatheads SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Talk to any of the motorcycle old timers and eventually they all get around to discussing a deep-rooted rivalry. It was between the two American motorcycle powerhouses, Harley-Davidson and Indian, on the racetracks and in the showrooms. I have heard […]

DIY Tech & Kickstart Motorcycles

George could do it faster; but he wanted to share all he knew SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher More American Iron When American Iron Magazine first appeared in 1989, it was created to offer something of everything of interest to Harley riders and be family friendly. The overall quality of content, design, and even […]

American Iron Magazine Publisher Buzz Kanter On American Restoration TV Show

Our very own Buzz Kanter, Editor-in-Chioef of American Iron Magazine, is on this week’s American Restoration show on the History Channel this Friday, March 5 at 9 PM EST. Buzz teams up with his old friend Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time to tear apart Buzz’s very rare 1929 Harley JDH Two-Cam motorcycle. Buzz rode […]

No More Motorcycle Gas Pains?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I was riding streetbikes in the 1970s when the first gas and oil crisis hit America.  If you’re of a certain age, you probably can recall the OPEC embargo and subsequent gas rationing that followed. Our government decided for us that we had to line up for hours at […]

AI Garage 1930s Harley VL and Sidecar Sneak peak (Video)

The crew at American Iron Magazine recently rescued this 1930s Harley VL and sidecar, which had been sitting in a basement for 10 years, and brought it over to Retrocycle to get her all back up to snuff for a story in a future issue of American Iron Garage, the all-tech, all-DIY Harley magazine special. “It’s over painted, […]

Motorcycle Life Cycles?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Most of us go through what i might call motorcycle life cycles.You know, those times in our life when we are fortunate enough to get another motorcycle. Typically, we go through a similar routine in the lead-up to buying our next motorcycle. Fantasize. Come on, we all do it. […]

Winter Love? Motorcycle Maintenance And Seasonal Bike Prep

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Yeah, you know she’s a looker. and wherever you go with her, she turns heads. Do I need to remind you never to take her for granted? She has real needs, and if you don’t meet those needs, there is a good chance she’ll have to go to someone […]