Friendly Sharks

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …your riding style changes and you apply the throttle ever so gently when the fuel gage reads LOW… Motorcycle trade shows are fun! I’ve been attending them since even before starting here at American Iron some 15 years ago. Back then, there were several during the year: The Cinci […]

In Praise of Used Motorcycles

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher This project is for everyone who enjoys riding but can’t buy a new bike Starting with our last issue, I have been sharing my experience of buying a well-used Harley bagger on the internet some 1,500 miles away from me. I called the experience The Beer Budget Bagger Tour, […]

Harley’s Adventure and Streetfighter Models Debut with All-New Revolution Max Engines

Displayed for the first time publicly at EICMA in Milan, Harley-Davidson® is showcasing two all-new middleweight motorcycles, including the release of information surrounding the latest signature Harley-Davidson® V-Twin engine – the Revolution® Max. The powerful all-new 60-degree V-Twin has been designed for a new range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in two different guises – 1250cc in […]

The Revenge of Monty Hall

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor Gears, Speed, Metal, and Oxidation You can usually tell when I’m writing an Editor’s Column appealing to a segment of readership “of a certain age.” Those columns would probably begin with the words: Back in the day… I had toyed with the idea of starting this column that way, […]

Harley vs Indian Both Are Winners!

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Both bikes will attract new first-time riders and bring convert riders After 30 years in the motorcycle magazine business, and many years before that as a passionate enthusiast, I’ve become rather jaded. Sure, there are some great bikes, products and services introduced every year. And as the editor in […]

Bell Brawl Stunt Competition Returns To Las Vegas

 Scotts Valley, CA (September 24, 2019) – Bell Powersports is excited to announce the final stop of the 2019 Bell Brawl, a first-of-its-kind V-Twin specific motorcycle stunt contest, to Red Rock Harley-Davidson on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. With three seasons under the “Bell Brawl” belt, the “Brawl” stunt competitions are becoming […]

Raffle Day Is Almost Here

With a little over one month to go, now is the time to get in our annual raffle. This month we have a special offering of $1,000 to one lucky winner that enters in at the “Better Deal” package or higher. All orders of the “Great Deal” package will receive the exclusive 1936 knucklehead print. […]

Briar Bauman Crowned 2019 AFT Twins Champion

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (September 21, 2019) – American Flat Track crowned Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) the 2019 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion following Saturday evening’s wild and tense Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile presented by Law Tigers at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Even though multi-time reigning champion Jared Mees […]

Where The Skies Are So Blue

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor I wonder if there’s time to put together a last minute trip As I once again grappled with writer’s block trying to come up with a topic for this column I figured I’d take a break from staring at a blank word doc on my computer monitor and turn […]

Am I The Only Motorcycle Riding Luddite?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’m amazed to see people ride past on bikes bristling with cameras, intercoms, external GPS units, and more. Don’t know if it’s my age (don’t ask), my preference for older and simpler machines, or just a mental block, but I often don’t feel comfortable dealing with new (or not […]