Making An Electrical Connection

Why isn’t the classic feet-forward, low-seat chassis layout of typical American cruisers being utilized? At the time of this writing, Tesla’s Elon Musk had just unveiled his latest creation and unleashed it to the public: the Tesla Roadster. While out of reach to the masses, it has captured the attention of many a gearhead with […]

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 […]

The Epic Moto Co Dirt Tracker

THE EPIC DIRT TRACKER Hold On—You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! Byline:  Wayne Scraba Photo Credits: Don Kates/Shooters Images   “Crossed Wires: Missed Communication & Misaligned Planets” In issue #357 of American Iron, we presented a feature on one of Epic Moto’s new dirt tracker bikes based upon Harley-Davidson baggers. Without question, they’re wicked cool motorcycles, […]

Tradition Revival

I mean, who doesn’t have a desk drawer full of pins? It’s all the rage these days. From the huge OEM manufacturers that produce the bikes to the dealerships that sell the bikes to the magazine staff that writes about the bikes, everyone is trying to figure out how to increase motorcycle ridership. Everyone online […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sons of Speed Antique Motorcycle Races to Expand In 2018

Check out this very short video, below, to give you some idea of the power, speed and fun these nearly 100 year old antique racers produce. And this was just practice!

Indian Scout 741B in Call of Duty: WWII, Win Replica Army Scout in GameStop Giveaway

Indian Motorcycle Co. is answering its “Call of Duty” in the form of a two-fold partnership with video game maker Activision. The Indian Scout 741B, a motorcycle produced for the U.S. Army during World War II, will be featured in the new Call of Duty: WWII video game scheduled to be released tomorrow, Nov. 3. […]

NUVIZ Head-Up Display Review

Ride Informed / By Alfonse Palaima  Over the years, we’ve seen quite a few rider-focused gadgets come and go. The good ones tend to do both, first showing up in prototype form then disappearing back into R&D, and then—if they’re lucky— returning with a market-ready solution. This is one of those, coming all the way […]