Thunder Press magazine changes name to American Rider

Thunder Press has a 30 year history spanning the American V-Twin community. In a strategic move, its May issue will be titled American Rider, joining Rider and to form a cohesive group of publications, along with Powersports Business.

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

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“It has been inspiring and educational to bring together high-quality, high-impact stories about American bikes and their riders and builders during my tenure for the past 12 months,” reports editor Kevin Duke. “I’ve enjoyed attending cool events and seeing how bike building is changing, and I love sharing historical stories about the movers and shakers in the industry that got us to where we are today. .”

American Rider and Rider remain among the few national motorcycle publications that still produce glossy full-color editions 12 months of the year. They are available in print or digital, and the page count will increase by 16 from the June issue. Additionally, he launched a redesigned website hosted at

“It’s an interesting time in publishing and also in the V-Twin world these days,” Duke continues. “Harley-Davidson and Indian are battling it out on race tracks and in showrooms, and the launch of Harley’s Revolution Max engine platform brings a new heat to the game. It’s an exciting new era in the world of American V-Twins, and we hope you’ll join in!”

Earnest L. Veasey