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American Iron Magazine


American Iron Magazine: Readers know why we are the world's #1 best selling magazine for American motorcycles. Published every 4 weeks (13 big issues a year), we keep you up on everything you need to know about Harley and Indian motorcycles! We cover the entire riding experience for you. Subscribe today for the latest new motorcycle and product reviews, news and views, real world do-it-yourself tech, customs and classics, as well as great tours and event coverage.

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13 Issues


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american iron

EDITOR IN CHIEF Buzz Kanter EDITOR Steve Lita SteveL@AmericanIronMag.com ART DIRECTOR Tricia Szulewski ASSISTANT EDITOR/COPY EDITOR Edward Arriaza CLASSICS EDITOR Jim Babchak SKILLS EDITOR Don Gomo WOMEN’S POV EDITOR Cris Sommer Simmons ONLINE MANAGER/DESIGNER Matt Kopec CONTRIBUTING Rick Fairless, WRITERS Marjorie Kleiman, Stephen Long, Chris Maida, Donny Petersen CONTRIBUTING Tony Frey, PHOTOGRAPHERS Don Kates/Shooters Images, Chris Maida, Stephen Snyder ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Terry O’Brien 203/994-9518 TerryO@TAMcommunications.com Tony Frey 605/645-6875 TonyF@AmericanIronMag.com PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER Buzz Kanter SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Gail Kanter CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tricia Szulewski SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT Claudia Garavito STAFF ACCOUNTANT Kathy Greco ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Rosemary Cafarelli…

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harley vs indian—both are winners!

After 30 years in the motorcycle magazine business, and many years before that as a passionate enthusiast, I’ve become rather jaded. Sure, there are some great bikes, products and services introduced every year. And as the editor in chief of this magazine, I am aware of most of them—often before they are officially announced. So, after so many hyped-up new product intros, it takes something special to get me excited. Especially when it comes to a new motorcycle. Recently, two very different motorcycles broke away from the herd of “latest and greatest miracle” new motorcycles. And, as is typical of most radically different new products, they create a polarizing effect on the marketplace. Enthusiasts are going to either love them or hate them, with not many of us in the middle…

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the revenge of monty hall

You can usually tell when I’m writing an Editor’s Column appealing to a segment of readership “of a certain age.” Those columns would probably begin with the words: Back in the day… I had toyed with the idea of starting this column that way, but then I realized the thing I was going to bring up from “back in the day” still exists today. So, I’m hoping everyone can follow along. I recently found myself sitting in a local diner with my wife, enjoying a Sunday morning breakfast out when I noticed something on the television set hanging on the wall. There was an episode of the game show Let’s Make A Deal on TV. This surprised me; I didn’t know that show was on the air these days! I remember it…

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dr. pepper and beer nuts saved our weekend

The year was 1971, the month was October, the day was Friday. I was 16 years old and my brother Randy was 15 years old. After school, Ran and I jumped on our motorcycles and beat it home to meet up with our buddies. Everybody was there: Me on my Honda 100, my brother Randy on his Yamaha 100, Jimmy Hix on his Honda SL70, Jimmy Nelson on his Honda 125, Jim “Lippy” Wilson on his Honda 100, his brother Steve on his Honda Trail 70, Greg “Pork” Brown on his Suzuki 100, and Greg Ballenger who didn’t have a bike because his Mama didn’t like motorcycles and she didn’t like us! We decided that we were all going to pool our money so that we could buy some beer and…

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quoted & noted new bike news

Harley-Davidson Offers New Motorcycles and Technology for 2020 FOR ITS 2020 LINEUP, HARLEY-DAVIDSON introduces riders to the new Low Rider S model as well as its latest three-wheeler, the CVO Tri Glide model. Harley will also be introducing its cellular connectivity service, H-D Connect, for certain Harley-Davidson motorcycles. And yet another addition to Harley’s collection of rider-control technologies will be the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems, available on select models, that includes traction control and advanced Antilock Braking System. Low Rider S Combines Performance with Attitude What sets apart the new Low Rider S motorcycle from other bikes is the strong emphasis Harley-Davidson has placed on offering riders a nimble yet powerful ride with that unmistakable Harley touch. Handling of the Softail chassis is enhanced by premium suspension components tuned for aggressive riding stoked…

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biketoberfest happenings

The Daytona Beach Biketoberfest four-day rally will be held from October 17 to October 20. This year, the Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center will be located at One Daytona, directly across from the Daytona International Speedway. The welcome center will be on the corner of Checkered Flag Boulevard and Daytona Boulevard. October in the Daytona Beach area offers the best weather (not too hot, not too cold – just right) to experience the Southeast’s best motorcycle rally featuring motorcycle shows, live music, motorcycle racing at Daytona International Speedway, hundreds of the industry’s top vendors throughout Daytona Beach, and custom bike builds. Raffle tickets will be on sale for the 2020 Daytona Bike Week Custom Bike built by Dave Perewitz and American Iron Magazine! Follow the build stories right here in American…