Memories Don’t Last Forever

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor Immediately I recognized this shoebox was a gold mine of material… As you delve deeper into this issue, you’ll find a pleasant surprise toward the back. I’ll leave you in suspense on that for a moment. Last year was an anniversary year for American Iron Magazine. It was the […]

Riding Into a New Year

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I need an epic tour or two, and to do more long weekend rides, something I didn’t manage to do enough last year I’d like to start the new year by welcoming everyone to 2020, and thanking you for supporting our efforts in print and online. No, print is […]

Give the Gift

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor Helping someone relive a fond old memory is priceless Once again, I have been afflicted with writer’s block. So, I turned to my staff for inspiration and Art Director Tricia said, “Why don’t you write about gift giving for the holidays? We have that huge Holiday Widgets section starting […]

New Riders and Win a New Bobber

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher A growing number of younger riders wrenching, repairing, and riding motorcycles I see a new wave of riders on the horizon. And that’s good news for the industry. A few years ago, most people we saw with or on motorcycles were over 40 years old. That wasn’t good news […]

Friendly Sharks

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …your riding style changes and you apply the throttle ever so gently when the fuel gage reads LOW… Motorcycle trade shows are fun! I’ve been attending them since even before starting here at American Iron some 15 years ago. Back then, there were several during the year: The Cinci […]

In Praise of Used Motorcycles

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher This project is for everyone who enjoys riding but can’t buy a new bike Starting with our last issue, I have been sharing my experience of buying a well-used Harley bagger on the internet some 1,500 miles away from me. I called the experience The Beer Budget Bagger Tour, […]

22 States in 22 Days

CHARITY RIDE, by Edward Arriaza, Assistant Editor Suicide Prevention Ride With each war waged there emerges a specter that quietly haunts the nation. It is a hushed nightmare veteran communities are all too familiar with: The nightmare of readjustment. Soldiers who engage in combat and witness acts of violence are likely to suffer from post-traumatic […]

The Revenge of Monty Hall

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor Gears, Speed, Metal, and Oxidation You can usually tell when I’m writing an Editor’s Column appealing to a segment of readership “of a certain age.” Those columns would probably begin with the words: Back in the day… I had toyed with the idea of starting this column that way, […]

Harley vs Indian Both Are Winners!

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Both bikes will attract new first-time riders and bring convert riders After 30 years in the motorcycle magazine business, and many years before that as a passionate enthusiast, I’ve become rather jaded. Sure, there are some great bikes, products and services introduced every year. And as the editor in […]

Where The Skies Are So Blue

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor I wonder if there’s time to put together a last minute trip As I once again grappled with writer’s block trying to come up with a topic for this column I figured I’d take a break from staring at a blank word doc on my computer monitor and turn […]