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 […]

Arlen Ness RIP Ride In Peace, King of Motorcycle Customs

We are sad to announce the passing of Arlen Ness, a legend in the motorcycle industry and custom culture world. Arlen, one of the most talented and creative people in the custom motorcycle world, was also one of the most humble and generous. He grew his passion of customizing motorcycles into a business, than expanded […]

Arlen Ness Private Collection Featured in 10th Quail Motorcycle Gathering

In keeping with our celebration of the Evolution of the Motorcycle, we are pleased to announce The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2018 featured classes: Café Racers, Electric Motorcycles and the Arlen Ness Private Collection. In addition to these featured categories, the traditional classes will include: Antique, American, British, Other European, Japanese, Competition On Road, Competition Off […]

Official Daytona Bike Week Bike Build Underway

American Iron Magazine is building the Official Daytona Bike Week giveaway bike and we’d like to thank all of the generous vendors and parts manufacturers that helped make it a reality. Each week we’ll showcase some of the companies on our website and social media, leading up to Daytona Bike Week in March, 2017. The […]

Arlen Ness Billet Sucker Stage I Air Cleaner Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida/Photos by Chelsea Maida We gained 9 hp with this air cleaner kit and a Dynojet Power Vision tuner! Who wouldn’t like to get more power and a big improvement in his bike’s looks with one upgrade? The Arlen Ness Billet Sucker Stage I air cleaner kit for 1999-2013 Twin Cam engines gives […]

Arlen Ness to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s mission to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle, a special “Lifetime Achievement” award has been added to the Class of 2016 induction ceremonies. Already a Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame member circa 1992, Arlen Ness was a unanimous choice […]

Arlen Ness Motorcycles Releases New Billet Oil Filter Covers

• CNC machined from forged billet aluminum • Fits over any OEM or aftermarket Harley-Davidson oil filter • Available in 10-Gauge, Deep Cut or Beveled Styles • Re-Useable, just remove and re-install on new oil filter every service or oil change • Choose from black anodize or chrome finish Retail Pricing: $109.95 For all your […]

Oil Change & Museum Tour: Pit Stop at Arlen Ness Motorcycles

Five-hundred miles had come and gone on the new engine. Still 500 to go before home. But if you’ve gotta make a pit stop for a service job, Arlen Ness Motorcycles isn’t a bad place to have to stop. Backside of the building I roll up to the second-story garage on the Indian Chieftain Dark […]

2015 Victory Motorcycles New Bike Specs – Preview

NEW BIKE SPECS • by Steven Wyman-Blackburn The fact that Polaris industries’ first venture into the motorcycle world turned 15 years old last year is a pretty big deal. Victory’s base of operations is rooted in a country that prides itself for developing some of motorcycling’s firsts (some argue best) products, and putting them on […]