What’s In The Works For 2017?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Let’s start the new year by thanking our great readers and advertisers This first issue of the year is a good time to look forward with anticipation. It’s also a good one to take stock and review our past. I founded TAM Communications in a spare bedroom over my […]

‘Tis the Season

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor “…thinking about what will be here before we know it: winter’s icy grip” A few weekends ago was the first weekend I didn’t have to keep the air conditioning on in the house. But, unfortunately, the pendulum seems to have swung pretty fast, as it was only 45 degrees […]

Motorcycle Family

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have owned lots of great bikes, and some not so great We each discover motorcycles in our own way. Our tastes in specific machines, from specific eras, in specific styles, vary and are likely to change over the years. The café racer imports I was drawn to in […]

The Beginning Of The End?

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor “…it is illegal for anyone to modify a certified vehicle…” Back in issue #335, about five months ago, former American Iron Magazine editor Chris Maida penned a column about the then-urgent matter involving the EPA and all motorsports hobbyists. The EPA had proposed legislation that would outlaw the […]

American Iron is going full throttle in print

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher As the temperature drops and the air gets crisp, it’s starting to feel like one of my favorite times of the year to ride here in Connecticut. Especially in the early morning and late afternoon when the sunlight adds a magical quality to the golden autumn colors along my […]

Harley’s new 107 cubic inch, Milwaukee-Eight

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I  can’t believe it’s been 17 years since The MoCo last invited us for an exclusive look and ride of a new generation of Harley engine, the TC88, which we named the Fathead. Seventeen years! You have already seen the cover of this issue of American Iron Magazine. Harley’s […]

New At This

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor No, I’m not talking about me being new to this magazine. I’m talking about new riders. Wait, don’t go, don’t turn the page. Even if you’re a seasoned veteran, please read on. There’s stuff in here for you, too, and it relates to how we relate to beginner […]

Race On Sunday, Sell On Monday?

AMA Class C racers on tankshift 45 cubic-inch flatheads SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Talk to any of the motorcycle old timers and eventually they all get around to discussing a deep-rooted rivalry. It was between the two American motorcycle powerhouses, Harley-Davidson and Indian, on the racetracks and in the showrooms. I have heard […]

DIY Tech & Kickstart Motorcycles

George could do it faster; but he wanted to share all he knew SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher More American Iron When American Iron Magazine first appeared in 1989, it was created to offer something of everything of interest to Harley riders and be family friendly. The overall quality of content, design, and even […]

American Iron Magazine Publisher Buzz Kanter On American Restoration TV Show

Our very own Buzz Kanter, Editor-in-Chioef of American Iron Magazine, is on this week’s American Restoration show on the History Channel this Friday, March 5 at 9 PM EST. Buzz teams up with his old friend Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time to tear apart Buzz’s very rare 1929 Harley JDH Two-Cam motorcycle. Buzz rode […]