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 […]

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …you don’t have to look too hard to notice the difference riding a motorcycle makes I recently received an e-mail from Harley-Davidson media relations department with the following in the subject line: RIDING A MOTORCYCLE IMPROVED METRICS OF FOCUS AND DECREASED STRESS BIOMARKERS, ACCORDING TO A NEW NEUROBIOLOGICAL STUDY. […]

American Iron Welcomes More Motorcycle Advertisers

In the consumer magazine business, there are two primary measures of success – readership and advertising. Both are critical to success and we at American Iron Magazine work hard to attract and appeal to both. Because there are so many other options and distractions – in print, on-line and in our daily lives – our […]

30 Years On

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher In 1989, when American Iron Magazine was launched, you could buy a new Harley FXR or Sportster for a few thousand dollars This is my last column in our 29th year of publication. That’s because our next issue marks the start of American Iron Magazine’s third decade in publication. […]

The Balance of Power

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …this was not a protest or boycott announcement of any sort Much to the delight of many a motorcycle racing fan, the American Flat Track (AFT) series has been on fire. In the past few years, we’ve seen steady growth in popularity, attendance, and viewership. Isn’t it great to […]

’Tis The Season, Part II

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor He who travels the most crooked road to get there wins In a continuation of the theme I started in last month’s column, once again I use this forum to lament the dreary winter season. This issue goes on sale January 8, 2019. Even the southern states are feeling […]

Motorcycle Buy and Hold or Sample and Sell?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher If that was mine, I’d love it forever and never sell it I feel so lucky to have owned and enjoyed so many great motorcycles in my life. I never won a lottery to pay for them, and I don’t have a motorcycle museum to store them. So, I […]

Tis The Season

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor This is a great time to get into bikes! Reading the headline, you might have thought I’m writing about the all-too-fast-approaching holiday season. Ah…standing in lines at the cash register, battling the shopping mall traffic jams, stampeding shoppers, the fighting in the aisles over the last Black Friday deal […]

All-American Motorcycle Races

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Riders hard on the throttle, going sideways through the turns, inches away from each other at insane speeds Name an all-American form of motorcycle racing that has historically pitted Harley-Davidson against Indian. While some could make a case for drag racing, I have in mind flat track motorcycle racing, […]