Deal or no Deal!

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor You really don’t have a clue how to market this item, do you? Perhaps you’ve been watching too many home makeover shows and are currently trying to figure out how to secure shiplap to your under-a-rock abode. But in case you didn’t know, American Iron Magazine is one of […]

Buying a New or Classic Motorcycle?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Be realistic: Don’t even consider a $30,000 motorcycle 
if all you can afford is $12,000 I’m amazed by the number of people that I don’t even know who ask me what motorcycle they should buy. It happens all the time. When I ride my Indian Roadmaster Classic to work […]

Big Wheel Keep on Turning

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …it was a wise-man-atop-the-mountain moment for me You know the song lyric, I’m sure, but the title of the tune is not Big Wheel. The actual title is Proud Mary, in reference to a riverboat. It was written by John Fogerty and first performed by his band Creedence Clearwater […]

Ride In Peace, Arlen Ness

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher He designed off-the-charts builds with clever names like Ness Cafe, Mach Ness, and Smooth Ness I was very aware of Arlen Ness and his many accomplishments long before we met in the early 1990s. I was honored to introduce him, quoting from Tim Remus’ excellent book about Arlen, at […]

Nasty Knucklehead

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher It’s only $40,000 away from being a $35,000 bike The weather is finally breaking—the riding season is here for most of us. As a motorcycle rider living in the Northeast, I have often wondered what it might be like to live where it is warmer year-round. Places like Florida, […]

Six Days On The Road

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor …anyone who’s spent any extended length of time on the road can sympathize… Daytona Bike Week 2019 is a fresh memory in my mind. You may be reading this in late April, but as of this writing, Bike Week is still going full swing. I couldn’t stay for the […]

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 […]