A 10-Hour Commute

…you need to add time for gas station visits, meals, and a couple of rest stops I just got back from a quick trip to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual AIMExpo motorcycle trade show. Being based in Connecticut, I was glad to hear the AIMExpo selected the Columbus Convention Center for this year’s event. The […]

It’s A Cruel, Cruel World Wide Web

…the ultimate tool for negative mob mentality and juvenile rants I hate the haters! There, I said it. It’s amazing how many online haters came out of the woodwork immediately upon Harley-Davidson announcing its new lineup, and are equating the new Softail to the former Softail model. And they think that just because the name […]

History Does Not Repeat

Ride to Work It’s called history for a reason. It’s in the past—done, gone, hope you enjoyed it. We often remember things having been better when we were younger. Some people call it “The good old days.” Perhaps life wasn’t as complicated as it seems now, and responsibilities weren’t as heavy. It was a time […]

Sacrificial Motorcycling

Ride to Work …making the decision to do without I get lots of e-mails here at American Iron Magazine. Some come from readers, some from vendors and OEMs, and way too many from people who don’t have anything better to do than send out spam. But one just crossed my computer monitor that made me […]

Crystal Ball

Ride to Work A glimpse into what many of us will be using on a daily basis in the near future Attending a trade show is like having a crystal ball. I am hooked on trade shows. Just name it, and I’ll try to get media credentials for it. I get to network with colleagues, […]

American Iron’s Editor Steve Lita Featured on Motorcycle Men Podcast

Podcast alert! American Iron Magazine Editor Steve Lita joins the Motorcycle Men Podcast to dish on the industry, American V-twins, and our Daytona Bike Week giveaway bike! Check out what Lita had to say by listening to Episode 85! Check it out at now at Motorcycle Men Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post […]

The Loss Of Victory

RIDE TO WORK It didn’t make financial sense to keep competing against itself Yes, that headline is meant to be an oxymoron. As of this writing, the announcement that Polaris Industries is winding down the Victory motorcycle brand is just a few days old, and the internet is ablaze with angry owners and armchair CEOs. […]

Everybody Has One

RIDE TO WORK There was a difference of opinion of epic proportions There’s a funny cliché: I hope my widow doesn’t sell my bikes for what I told her I paid for them. And, of course, there are variations on that theme: cars, tools, snowmobiles, rare beer can collections—just fill in the blank. Last weekend […]

Forced Integration

RIDE TO WORK This is where you learn that FedEx is your friend In this issue I’d like to tell you about an important lesson I’ve learned recently. Actually, I learned the lesson long ago, but somehow I keep forgetting it, and life has to give me a refresher course from time to time. Even […]

‘Tis the Season

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor “…thinking about what will be here before we know it: winter’s icy grip” A few weekends ago was the first weekend I didn’t have to keep the air conditioning on in the house. But, unfortunately, the pendulum seems to have swung pretty fast, as it was only 45 degrees […]