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, […]

Give A Salute

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor It takes a lot of courage and love of country to be a soldier, and we can’t thank them enough November 11th, Veterans Day, is just a few short days from the on sale date of this issue of American Iron Magazine. It’s an official United States public holiday […]

Global Shift at Harley-Davidson

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher For decades, Harley has been highly secretive 
about future products I feel fortunate to have enjoyed working with so many good people at Harley-Davidson since 1991. Even as a total outsider on its management and strategy decisions, I feel I’ve been watching and analyzing its moves from a pretty […]

Stay in School, Kids

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …this program will help make sure the motorcycling infrastructure is sound I recently had the pleasure of working alongside ace Victory and Indian parts builder and tuner Lloyd Greer of Lloyd’z Motorworkz in Pine Bush, New York. So that should be your first clue about an upcoming Tech/Install story. […]

Looking Forward

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Evolution Is More Than Just A Harley Engine! Enough already! I am a reasonable guy, but I’m getting tired of hearing that print is dead and that the motorcycle industry is doomed. The fact that you and tens of thousands of other people are paying real money to read […]

Harley Passion and History

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher There are few brands today with as deep and interesting a history as Harley-Davidson Okay, let’s face it. Motorcycling has little to do with transportation. It’s more about our passion, right? And Harley enthusiasts are among the most deeply passionate riders. I mean, how many people feel so connected […]

The Way-Back Machine

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …some of Harley’s bike styles are similar to its forebears of almost 30 years ago… While considering images for this month’s cover, Creative Director Tricia found a dynamic shot of the custom Sportster featured on page 40 coming straight at the camera. We loved the shot and actually mocked […]

A Bike At A Car Show?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have met a lot of great people at car shows, many of them riders like you and me I just got back from a car show. But, being the wild, rebellious biker that I am, I rode over on a motorcycle. I often find that motorcycles are of […]

On The Front Lines

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor If you don’t know how to ride, you probably also don’t know who to ask Who was your first point of contact when it came time to really get serious about motorcycle riding? I’m not talking about when you were a kid, riding in the back of mom’s station […]