AHRMA Announces 2nd Annual Handshift Shootout

Harleys vs. Indians Presented by American Iron Magazine The 2nd Annual Handshift Shoot-Out featuring Harley vs. Indian motorcycle racers will feature double barrel action with back-to-back weekend racing October 5 and 6, 2019 at the 15th Barber Vintage Festival. Pitting Harley vs. Indian handshift 45 cubic-inch flathead racebikes. Separate shootouts will be held on Saturday and […]

Recognizing Women Riders

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Today more women are buying and riding motorcycles than any time in history The headline of my column gives it away, so I won’t ask you what’s the fastest growing segment of motorcycle owners and riders. Yes, women are taking to motorcycling at a greater pace than any other […]

Supply and Demand

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …something all-new, futuristic, high-tech but on a burrito-lunch budge Times are a-changin’. Are you ready? Or perhaps I should write: Times are a-chargin’. Subtle difference there. I’m referring to vehicle charging, as in charging your bike’s battery overnight for a commute the next morning. And I’m not talking about […]

Lost Boys Bike

2001 Harley-Davidson XR750 By Dain Gingerelli Peter Pan lives! And he rides a Harley-Davidson XR750 flat track racer–on the street. But what else would you expect from the leader of the Lost Boys? By hook or by crook, he plays by his own rules. And Peter Pan’s first rule clearly states: “Make up the rules […]

The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary

By Cris Sommer Simmons – Published in 2012, hardbound, 192 pages. Motorcycle Cannonball! Just the name is powerful and romantic. This book, written by American Iron Magazine columnist Cris Sommer Simmons, is her personal diary leading up to and riding across the US on Effie, her 1915 Harley-Davidson. What’s it like to prepare for an event like […]

Arlen Ness RIP Ride In Peace, King of Motorcycle Customs

We are sad to announce the passing of Arlen Ness, a legend in the motorcycle industry and custom culture world. Arlen, one of the most talented and creative people in the custom motorcycle world, was also one of the most humble and generous. He grew his passion of customizing motorcycles into a business, than expanded […]

A Harley Salesman Customizes His Own Harley

By Steven Blackburn Photos By Corey Brooks/DaBrooksOhana Photography Harley’s H-D1 Bike Builder is a pretty handy tool. This online program lets you deck out your ride with all the goodies you want from the Genuine Parts & Accessories catalog (as long as they fall within your budget, of course) so your Harley isn’t embarrassingly bone […]

Installing Thunderheader’s 2-into-1 on a 2018 Road King

Install • By Wendell Christopher There are three sensations that define baggers: visual, audio, and performance. With that in mind, there are very few products that will enhance all three. But in that elite group there are some standouts, one of which is the Thunderheader exhaust system. Over the years Thunderheader has earned a well-deserved […]

Rigid Custom Sportster Wins American Iron Mobil 1 Daytona Show

Wjo says Sportsters don’t win national bike shows? This one did.

USB power port install

Much as I like using old-fashioned paper maps, I must admit that simply punching an address into my phone does make things a lot quicker and easier when trying to find my way on my motorcycle. Of course, while a map is always ready to be used at a moment’s notice, my cell phone does […]