American Iron Unleashes Chaos Cycle on 2018 Official Daytona Bike Week Build

Overseeing the customization of the Official Motorcycle of Bike Week 2018 is a task American Iron takes great pride in. We’re over-the-top excited the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has asked us once again to be a part of the storied project as it steams toward the 24th annual drawing during Bike Week 2018. Money […]

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 […]

#ThrowbackThursday 2012 H-D FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Review

With Harley’s recent discontinuation of the Dyna, we thought we’d honor the venerable model on #ThrowbackThursday with this review of the 2012 FXDC Dyna Super Glide that originally ran in American Iron Magazine March 2012. – AIM Harley’s best kept secret – By Dain Gingerelli I’LL LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET: IT DOESN’T TAKE […]

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Motorcycles Revamped & Combined with Dyna Line

Yup, you heard that right. Harley-Davidson has totally revamped its Softail line to accommodate the Milwaukee-Eight engine and has combined the Dyna line with the 2018 Softails. American Iron Magazine Editor Steve Lita had the chance to talk to Harley-Davidson engineers about the overhaul and was one of the first to ride the new Softails. […]

2018 Harley Softail Specs and Prices

2018 Harley Breakout/Breakout 114 Specs Lengths: 93.3″/ wheelbase: 67″ Seat height: 25.6″ Lean angle (R/L): 26.8/26.8 Weight Running: 672 lbs. Engine: Milwaukee-Eight 107/114 Torque (Base): 109 ft-lbs., (114) 119 ft-lbs. Bore/stroke (Base): 3.937″/4.375″, (114) 4″/4.5″ Compression (Base): 10:1, (114) 10.5:1 Fuel system/capacity: EFI/ 3.5 gal. Exhaust: 2-into-2 exhaust Transmission: Six-speed Cruise Drive Tires Front: 21″, […]

2018 Harley-Davidson Softails First Ride Report

Our initial exposure to this new line of Softail motorcycles was brief, but enjoyable. The short ride opportunity included a comparison between each model’s 2017 brethren. We can now offer a small taste of what it’s like to ride the new Softails. Bear in mind, our first ride opportunity took place during one rain-shortened afternoon […]

2017 Harley Fat Bob First Ride Video Review

It sure looks the part. Thick black chunks of Dunlop rubber front and back, sharp-looking black machined aluminum slotted disc wheels, drag bars, burly Tommy Gun exhaust and a High Output Twin Cam 103 engine. Yup, the 2017 Harley Fat Bob looks the part. But does its get-up-and-go match its hot rod disposition? During our […]

2016 Harley Low Rider S First Ride Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Tyler Greenblatt  Photos by Riles & Nelson There’s fast, and then there’s 110” Screamin’ Eagle Dyna fast You know you’re in for a fun ride when fleet center manager Alan has to replace all the ground-down footpegs on the test bikes from the previous day’s grouping of motojournalists. I promised to […]

2016 H-D FLD Dyna Switchback Review

NEW BIKE REVIEW • by Dain Gingerelli  Some motorcycles are best defined with a single word. The 2016 FLD Dyna Switchback is one of those bikes, and the best description for it is “versatile.” In fact, versatility is what led to the name Switchback, because owners can, by removing the quick-detach windshield and saddlebags, switch […]

New Bike Review – 2015 H-D Dyna Low Rider

2015 H-D Dyna Low Rider Versatility of a Swiss Army knife text and photography by Dain Gingerelli Here’s a recap of my workweek: after meddling with various tasks in my office Monday morning, I snuck out on the FXDL Dyna Low Rider for lunch at the big-box store, otherwise known as Costco. I’m an easy […]