20th Century Racing Seeks to Save Historic Sturgis Half-Mile

It has a history said to stretch back 100 years. Once upon a time the thunder of horse’s hooves filled the air around the dirt oval as they barreled down its back straight full-tilt. It was born from pioneering spirit, an avenue for settlers from nearby Ft. Meade outpost to prove who was the best […]

Harley Downtube Bag for Sportsters/Dynas Review

While our 2004 Sportster XL1200C project bike has served us well, it’s always good to have a few basic tools with you when you ride for those unpredictable roadside emergencies. And while we wished we could bring a few along, we’ve spent a lot of time hot roddin’ the Sporty up and didn’t want anything […]

And Then There Were Four – Harley Custom Kings Contest Final 4

And then there were four. The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament isn’t the only one creating a little “March Madness.” Harley-Davidson Custom Kings contest is generating its own buzz as the field of 64 customized Sportsters that kicked off the contest have been narrowed down to four. The premise was simple. Harley challenged dealerships across the […]

A Harley Adventure Bike? Meet the Stealth 750

While most custom builders have chosen the café or street tracker route for Harley-Davidson’s Street 750, Richy Wilson opted for an alternate route. “Harley-Davidson corporate wanted us to build a 750 Street custom (for a dealership build-off) to be displayed at the Bangkok International Motor Show. So after looking at all the 750 Street customs […]

Riding Victory and Flipping ‘Cakes for Clack

I remember the day like it was yesterday. We sat around a scorching hot griddle, a band of hungry motojournalists huddled like boy scouts around a campfire making S’mores. We poured buckwheat batter onto the sizzling surface, sprinkled in bananas and blueberries, flipped pancakes on our plates and feasted like kings. We shared in the […]

Rat’s Hole Bike Show Results Bike Week 2016

For the past 44 years, the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show has established itself as the preeminent show at Daytona Beach. It is tradition, the brainchild of the colorful figure affectionately known as “Big Daddy Rat,” Karl Smith. Today Ted Smith, son of Karl, continues to carry the torch lit by his larger-than-life father, Ted […]

Knights at the Roundtable: Allstate’s Bike Week Moto Masters

We were a motley crew. A spunky South Dakotan girl in knee-high boots and flared vintage riding pants standing next to a tie-dye shirt and Chuck Taylor wearing long-haired Texan. There was the steely-eyed Northern Californian with movie star looks, thick arms and a hat sitting backwards on his head chatting with an ultra-hip SoCal […]

2016 Daytona Beach Bike Week Review

Motorcycle Rally Review:  It blew into town like a Category 5 storm, a whirlwind of bikers a half-million strong, the 75th anniversary of Daytona Beach Bike Week attracting “bigger crowds than they’ve had in years” according to merchants and local officials in a Daytona Beach News-Journal report. American Iron (AIM) editors rolled into town before […]

WIN THIS HARLEY! Dennis Kirk Sweepstakes Update III

The Dennis Kirk Sweepstakes is still underway, as we continue to modify this beauty of a Fat Boy throughout the rest of this year’s issues. We will continue to tease the modifications and installs we do to the bike on the site, and the full install stories are available for your viewing pleasures in our […]

Victory Motorcycles Set To Shatter Sound Barrier

The loudest Bagger in the industry returns in 2016 with a 200-watt 10-speaker audio system, 21” billet front wheel, custom stealth paint, LED lights and a new lower price. Minneapolis — February 12, 2016 — Victory Motorcycles® announces the return of the Magnum® X-1 – the loudest Victory Bagger ever built, designed for serious music and […]