RSD Ronin Perf Jacket Review

The Mojave Desert is unforgiving. My journey to Sturgis took me right through the heart of it. The ambient temperature gauge on the motorcycle’s display read 114 degrees and at 75 mph it felt like I was in a furnace. If ever there was a perfect place to test the ventilation of the RSD Ronin […]

Sons of Speed Antique Motorcycle Boardtrack Race Final 2017 Video

The Sons of Speed stormed onto New Smyrna Speedway last weekend for a thrilling day of vintage boardtrack races. There’s nothing quite like 100-year-old motorcycles with no clutches, no brakes and no transmissions ripping around the high-banked turns of the speedway at full throttle. Teams have been doing their homework since the last round of […]

Rusty Butcher Makes Racing Fun Again at Halloween TrackerCross 2017

“I’ve been waiting for this day to come for a long, long time. Hey I’m gonna break these chains and feel the sweet sunshine.” Bones Owens Long Long Time TrackerCross knows about breaking chains. Breaking the chains of the 9 to 5, breaking away from the everyday drive, going nowhere fast on the 405, waiting […]

We Want You! Send a Pic of Your Bike for a Chance to Win a LifeSaverHorn!

We want you! Send us a picture of you and your motorcycle for a chance to win a LifeSaverHorn! We’re looking for quality shots (no fuzzy cell phone shots please) of reader’s rides! We’ll run the best photos in the Letters section of American Iron Magazine and one of those will be declared the monthly […]

10 Reasons Why You Must Visit the National Motorcycle Museum

Wow. Walk through the doors of the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, and be prepared for sensory overload. What a collection! When I visited a couple weeks ago there were 497 motorcycles spread around several showrooms. Everywhere you look there’s artwork, photos, posters, memorabilia, signs, historic bicycles and themed displays. Your eyes don’t know […]

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V-Twin Expo Goes Under as Annual Tradeshow Gets Cancelled

A notice has been posted on the V-Twin Expo website stating that the trade and industry show has been cancelled. Founded in 2000 by Jim Betlach, the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo was the only tradeshow that specifically targeted the cruiser and custom motorcycle industries. Held in February, it gave a peek at the latest products before […]

Doin’ it on a Dyna: Storming Around Iowa on the J&P Cycles Street Bob

The Dyna’s not dead. It lives and breathes in Iowa. This particular Dyna is a 2014 Street Bob that usually dwells on the showroom floor of J&P Cycles’ Anamosa retail store. Luckily J&P was kind enough to gas ‘er up, give it a once-over, and wheel it out for me so I could mob around […]

Game Over Cycles Builds “World’s First Tattooed Motorcycle and Sidecar”

Tattoo and motorcycle cultures are inextricably intertwined. Both provide an avenue for self-expression and are associated with rebellion. And while tattoo motifs are commonly found on motorcycles, Game Over Cycles (GOC) took it to another level with what they claim is the “World’s First Tattooed Motorcycle.” Game Over Cycles accomplished this by wrapping both a […]

Drayko Drift Riding Jeans Review

I’ve heard of product testing before but Drayko took it to another level when CEO Grant Mackintosh put a pair on then got drug behind a motorcycle at 65 mph to prove their worthiness. We weren’t eager to go to the same extremes as Mackintosh but we have been putting a pair of Drayko Drift […]

Bling’s Cycles Flooded by Hurricane Irma, Fundraisers Established

Custom builder Bill Dodge could use our help about now. His shop, Bling’s Cycles in Daytona Beach, Florida, was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, flooding Dodge’s shop and causing immeasurable damage. Bill and Buddy did their best to move equipment and bikes to high ground but they still suffered tremendous losses. Dodge is a friend […]