Motorcycle News

Legendary Racer, Alligator Motorcycle Creator Dan Gurney Passes Away

Legendary auto racer Dan Gurney, who also designed and built the Alligator motorcycle, died Sunday, Jan. 14, after battling pneumonia. Gurney was 86. Gurney was the first race driver to notch wins in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR. He retired from racing in 1970 with 51 victories. In the early 2000s, Gurney invented the Alligator […]

Women’s Motorcycle Show 3 Draws a Record Crowd (and a few of LA’s finest)

For the past seven years Alicia Elfving has been inspiring women motorcyclists via her blog the MotoLady. Through her trials and tribulations, her openness and candor, Elfving’s amassed quite the social following over those seven years. This following was none more evident than Saturday night at the MotoLady’s Women’s Motorcycle Show 3 as hundreds, maybe […]

Official 2018 Daytona Bike Week Build: Twin Power Chain Conversion and BikeMaster 530 BMZR Chain

“Changing from belt to chain drive is a must for high load, high horsepower and racing applications,” stated Twin Power’s Brand Manager James Simonelli. Now we don’t want anyone to take the Chaos Cycle street tracker racing per se, but we’re hoping you at least load it up and romp on the clutch a time […]

Black Brand Cheater Helmets

“If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’.” Oh, yeah. You’ve heard that one before, most recently attributed to the many, let’s say, suspicious, activities of the New England Patriots. But it’s an age-old term, one I’ve often heard said by old-timers who I play pick-up basketball at the park with as they throw an elbow […]

J&P Cycles, GEICO and Sturgis Buffalo Chip to Giveaway Street Hooligan Indian Scout Sixty

Registration is now open for the cool 2018 Moto Stampede Sweepstakes bike An Indian Scout Sixty customized into the ultimate street-legal tracker by the dream team at J&P Cycles will be going home with a crazy-lucky winner in the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. The Buffalo Chip teamed up with J&P Cycles […]

AMA Road Captain Workshops set for April at AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

AMA EAGLES workshops also scheduled Two AMA Road Captain workshops are being offered April 7 at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, covering various aspects of leading a group motorcycle ride. AMA EAGLES training also will be available that day. AMA EAGLES (Education, Activism, Growth, Leadership, Expertise, Skills) is an advocacy and leadership program […]

Rare and Significant Classic Racing Motorcycles Up for Grabs in Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

Dominant Italian, British and American sports-racers come to market on January 25th at The Rio On Thursday, January 25th at The Rio Hotel & Casino, Bonhams Auctioneers will offer an incredible selection of rare, historic and highly collectible sports and racing motorcycles. Included are stunning Italian examples from the late Jack Silverman’s Silverman Museum Racing […]

“Goliath” Harley-Davidson XRTT in Bonhams Vegas Auction

(Courtesy of Bonhams) The ex-Vance Breese, factory-assisted and magic from Alan Sputhe c. 1973/1980 Harley-Davidson XRTT 1200/1300cc ‘Goliath’ Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 4A18468H2 • 1980 10.554-second quarter mile at 130.24 mph (John Ulrich, Cycle World) • 1980 SCTA Bonneville National MPS-AG class record at 176.615 mph • 1980 AFM series Unlimited Class road racing champion […]

Harley, Indian & Motorcycle Magazine Changes

We at American Iron Magazine and American Iron Garage are well positioned for the future, but others have not been so fortunate.

Mobbin’ in Malibu: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review

(Photos by Barry Hathaway/Polaris Industries) “This is just the beginning. You’re going to see a lot more from Slingshot.” So said Polaris Industries’ Vice President of Product Management Gary Gray at the launch of the 2018 Slingshots. Considering Polaris trimmed Victory Motorcycles from its portfolio last year, the role of the Slingshot takes on even […]