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I have been active in publishing motorcycle magazines in print since the late 1980s and am curious how many enthusiasts want to read motorcycle magazine on line in a digital format.

At my age I prefer to read magazines in print than on line, but suspect the percentage of readers opting for digital over print might be shifting.

We have recently begun offering American Iron Magazine in a digital format and are getting a good response. For more info click on http://www.zinio.com/browse/publications?productId=500659755&offer=500423367
 

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h2o do you mean 15 bucks for a year i just ordered that for my Ipad I prefer digital format now that I am used to it to be honest....

Buzz prefer it if your mags were in itunes to be honest so they would come down on newstand for ipad.....
I got mine for $5.00 for the year. I also got 8 lug, a diesel truck magazine for the same price.
 

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Buzz, I wouldn't read American Iron magazine in print or digital form. I paid for two subscriptions a few years back, one for me and one as a gift to my step dad. Neither showed up and nothing was ever done after much back and forth with your people. I wouldn't even wipe my a$$ with the paper version after that fiasco. They had no problem charging my card for it though....
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prefer print..... i hate resting the lap top on my legs... and it just gets in the way when doing paperwork....:paper:.....
 

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Buzz, I wouldn't read American Iron magazine in print or digital form. I paid for two subscriptions a few years back, one for me and one as a gift to my step dad. Neither showed up and nothing was ever done after much back and forth with your people. I wouldn't even wipe my a$$ with the paper version after that fiasco. They had no problem charging my card for it though....
Details please? Name and address and when was the credit card charged? I will personally look into this for you. This is not how we do business and I'd like to find out and fix what went wrong.

On the other hand I wouldn't wipe my butt with American Iron Magazine either as we use the heavier quality paper :)
 

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Buzz, I have said it before and I'll say it again. AIM is a great magazine and has some well written articles, if you own a TC powered bike or a Sportster. Your authors go into great detail and will even remark that the VRSC is different, but that is where they stop. They will not discuss the technical side of the VRSC, I suspect that none really know, and while there have been a few articles of a tech nature none approach the depth of your Big Twin features. You covered the 10 Anny VRSC yet it was more of a passing review for Big Twin owners who might be slightly inclined to know what is going on in the water cooled business. Overall you are a magazine for Air Cooled Harleys.

Bottom line is that I'll continue to pick up copies for those few occasions when I am really bored and need something to read, but will not have another subscription, digital or otherwise.
 

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Digital please, in both iPad and Android formats.
 

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Buzz, I have said it before and I'll say it again. AIM is a great magazine and has some well written articles, if you own a TC powered bike or a Sportster. Your authors go into great detail and will even remark that the VRSC is different, but that is where they stop. They will not discuss the technical side of the VRSC, I suspect that none really know, and while there have been a few articles of a tech nature none approach the depth of your Big Twin features. You covered the 10 Anny VRSC yet it was more of a passing review for Big Twin owners who might be slightly inclined to know what is going on in the water cooled business. Overall you are a magazine for Air Cooled Harleys.

Bottom line is that I'll continue to pick up copies for those few occasions when I am really bored and need something to read, but will not have another subscription, digital or otherwise.
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used to get it when I had the softail, lost interest when I got the V, no tech or talk of it
 

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Print mostly here.
 

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Early Sunday morning rant....

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used to get it when I had the softail, lost interest when I got the V, no tech or talk of it
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I still own a Softail too but my main interest is V-Rod specific stuff. The people at the magazine should realize that very few people (including Harley dealers and mechanics) know nothing about the v-Rod or how to work on them. If the magazine where used as a vehicle to educate readers on the tech stuff you can bet many owners would be able to work on their own bikes and buy the magazines, manu mechanics would become interested in how to work on the Revo (more income opportunity if they can now work on Revos also) and many aircooled guys would be informed about the v-Rod and get interested, probably to the point of buying one some day...


What about taking advantage of some of the very informed and versed Vrod specialists around here like Scott Fitz, Frank, Vreeland, Gerencer, Pat Mailloux, Karzza and lots others that in one way or another are experts on these bikes and get them to write columns and articles about their areas of expertise??? Articles about their shops, their work, how they have got where they are and how they've discovered all the stuff they do now, etc... But what we get is a magazine with a couple big companies builds, tech info on air cooled HDs that is easily obtainable throughout the internet and other publications and a total neglect of Harley's only step towards a more advanced machine...


Oh but I "love" how the magazine advertise the Victory line of motorcycles in each issue, including this V-Rod wannabe thing in the current issue:






Definitely not renewing my subscription, printed or electronic unless V-Rod/Revo stuff starts to come along.... :coff:
 

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I agree with FABSTER, a Victory in a mag that claims love for Harleys and we can't get in??? probably afraid to loose scripts from the airheads and no concerns for getting scripts from V owners. we have our own forum, someone should start up a mag just for V's, there's one for just baggers, is it because we're not OLD or SLOW? I'm sure there are many here that would submit pics of their bikes and plenty of tech and how to's. some damn nice V's in here
knock,knock,knock, Buzz, anyone there?
 

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I still own a Softail too but my main interest is V-Rod specific stuff. The people at the magazine should realize that very few people (including Harley dealers and mechanics) know nothing about the v-Rod or how to work on them. If the magazine where used as a vehicle to educate readers on the tech stuff you can bet many owners would be able to work on their own bikes and buy the magazines, manu mechanics would become interested in how to work on the Revo (more income opportunity if they can now work on Revos also) and many aircooled guys would be informed about the v-Rod and get interested, probably to the point of buying one some day...


What about taking advantage of some of the very informed and versed Vrod specialists around here like Scott Fitz, Frank, Vreeland, Gerencer, Pat Mailloux, Karzza and lots others that in one way or another are experts on these bikes and get them to write columns and articles about their areas of expertise??? Articles about their shops, their work, how they have got where they are and how they've discovered all the stuff they do now, etc... But what we get is a magazine with a couple big companies builds, tech info on air cooled HDs that is easily obtainable throughout the internet and other publications and a total neglect of Harley's only step towards a more advanced machine...


Oh but I love how the magazine advertise the Victory line of motorcycles, including this V-Rod wannabe thing in the current issue:






Definitely not renewing my subscription, printed or electronic unless V-Rod/Revo stuff starts to come along.... :coff:
Not to forget the the European (mainly German) companies that have been turning out the really trick V-Rod stuff for years! I could see some articles featuring some of their wares and it would be entirely fresh and new from what the other rags' are featuring....same ol' same ol' chopper redux and the rehashed "ol' skool chop" over and over....which is cool, because I like that stuff too. I'm just saying the biker mag's may benefit from cracking a window and letting some fresh air in.

The Victory Judge is just about enough to pry my arse off a Harley and put it onto a Victory. That is a GREAT looking ride IMVHO. Actually, I am looking into a Cross Country next year if Harley won't put the Revo into a bagger...unless I find the right RoadGlide.
 

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I agree with FABSTER, a Victory in a mag that claims love for Harleys and we can't get in??? probably afraid to loose scripts from the airheads and no concerns for getting scripts from V owners. we have our own forum, someone should start up a mag just for V's, there's one for just baggers, is it because we're not OLD or SLOW? I'm sure there are many here that would submit pics of their bikes and plenty of tech and how to's. some damn nice V's in here
knock,knock,knock, Buzz, anyone there?

I think this forum is better than a magazine for the V-Rod's. Look at the concentration of those on VR's here, shared map files, tech videos, ask & answer instant posting with private messaging, photo albums (and a Men's Lounge! :D )....a mag could never replace what is in the foundation here for VR specific info.
 
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