Indian, Victory & Big Dog Motorcycles

By now, you’ve probably heard that Minnesota’s Polaris Industries, the builder of Victory Motorcycles, has bought the newest incarnation (launched in 2006) of Indian Motorcycle from Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, which are both UK private equity firms. Indian Motorcycle has been manufacturing in North Carolina, but, according to the conference call regarding the […]

Real World Harleys & Remembering 9/11

As motorcycle riders, we can choose to focus on our differences or our similarities. We have many choices in what we ride and how we view our riding style. Bagger, chopper, or bobber? Softail, Dyna, or Sportster? Stock or custom? Shiny and new or rusty and old? As the editors of this magazine, every few […]

More Harley Changes To American Iron Magazine

As I reported last month, in response to the almost 1,000 reader surveys, letters, and e-mails we’ve received, we’re making some changes to American Iron Magazine. This time around, I want to let you know about two new features that start with this issue, as well as bid farewell to a columnist who has been […]

HARLEY NEWS American Iron Magazine Subscribe And WIN, Winners

Ever wonder what it’d be like to win the lotto, or maybe hit it big at a casino? Sure, we all have, but unfortunately neither of those will award you a FREE copy of American Iron Garage. AI Garage is a special issue jam packed with AIM’s insightful tech stories, a J&P catalog for parts, and $3000 worth of discounts and coupons to use when gearing up for that weekend project.

Motorcycle Riding, So Much To Do, Not Enough Time To Do It!

I bought my first motorcycle in college in 1974. As the years rolled by, my desire to ride never lessened, but my ability to get the free time to hit the road did. Work, family, responsibilities. You know the drill. Even though I make my living in the motorcycle industry, I cherish the time I […]

Harley News Motorcycle Road Trips

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Forgive me for stating the obvious, but one of the best parts of this job is the road trips! As I type this it’s the last day in July and I’m jamming to get this issue finished. I’ve got to get it out to the printer and the next […]

Harley Magazine Sales – American Iron Magazine Still #1 On Newsstand & Overall

We at American Iron Magazine would like to thank all our supporters – readers and advertisers – for helping keep American Iron Magazine the best selling Harley magazine on the newsstand and overall for another year.

Traveling For Tech

In my last column, I wrote about my hectic travel schedule for the V-Twin show, the shoots for our upcoming newsstand special American Iron Garage, and Daytona Bike Week. And though that 38-day period is not typical of my travel itinerary, I’m on the road often to shoot and write various technical articles at different […]

Be An American Iron Magazine Honorary Contributor

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cover an event for a major motorcycle magazine? Well, here’s your chance. American Iron Magazine is teaming up with Victory Motorcycle Company and Las Vegas BikeFest to give one of our lucky readers the opportunity to be an honorary contributor covering our ride to the […]

First Rides, Current Rides, Online Harleys & More

So what’s your story? My first motorcycle ride was on the back of a beautiful old Norton Commando. I was a high-school kid when a college student I worked with during the summer vacation offered to give me a ride on the backseat. I was nervous about throwing my leg over the bike and hanging […]