American Rider Revs Up

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Our sister magazine, Thunder Press, has a 30-year history covering the American V-Twin community. In a strategic move, its May issue rebranded the title as American Rider, joining Rider and to form a cohesive group of motorcycle publications.

American Rider will continue its focus on the bikers, builders, events, and motorcycles that comprise the V-Twin scene, publishing feature stories, event coverage, and historical retrospectives about the people, products, and machines that make up the American motorcycle industry.

American Rider, May 2022 cover
American Rider, May 2022 cover

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“It’s been inspirational and educational pulling together high-quality, high-impact stories about American bikes and their riders and builders,” Editor-in-Chief Kevin Duke reports. “I’ve had fun attending cool events and seeing how bike building is evolving, and I love sharing historical stories about the movers and the shakers of the industry that have brought us to the point we’re at today.”

American Rider and Rider are among the few national motorcycle publications still producing magazines, and both publish issues 12 times a year.

“It’s an exciting and interesting time in publishing and also in the V-Twin world these days,” Duke continues. “Harley-Davidson and Indian are battling on racetracks and on showroom floors, and the launch of Harley’s Revolution Max engine platform is bringing new heat to the game.”

Like Rider, American Rider publishes full-color, glossy issues each month, available in both print and digital editions. If you love V-Twins, check out the new website, where you can subscribe, sign up for a free newsletter, and more.


    • American Rider covers the V-twin segment, with articles about Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles, V-twin rally and event coverage, product reviews, columns, and regular features about historic American motorcycle companies like Excelsior, Crocker, Flying Merkel, etc.


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