Early Bird Discount for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Available Through May 1

Apr 19, 2017 View Comments by

A $10 early bird discount is available through May 1 on tickets to the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, scheduled for July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. AMA members can get a $15 ticket discount through June 5, which is an additional $5 off the early bird discount. The event features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo […]

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Federal Trade Agency Holding Motorcyclists Hostage

Mar 01, 2017 View Comments by

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is embroiled in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef that contains hormones. So, instead of working out a solution based on agricultural products, the Trade Representative included motorcycles in its proposed 100 percent tariffs on some products imported from Europe. The tariff would affect motorcycles with an engine […]

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Lane Splitting Bills Introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana

Feb 07, 2017 View Comments by

California’s lane splitting bill went into effect January 1. Now, lane splitting bills have been introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and the AMA is urging motorcyclists in those states to take action. Read the AMA’s lane splitting position statement here. Motorcycle Legal Foundation compiled a good resource of what exactly lane splitting is, and the laws in each […]

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Voice Your Opinion on Higher Import Fees for European Motorcycles

Jan 18, 2017 View Comments by

The Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting comments regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles imported to the U.S. from the European Union with an engine size between 51 and 500cc. The proposed tariff would be 100 percent or higher and is a result of the U.S.’ beef trade dispute with the EU. Motorcycles are included […]

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Voice Your Opinion About Distracted Driving

Jan 13, 2017 View Comments by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting comments on its Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices. The deadline to submit comments is February 3. Voice your opinion today. Applauded by the American Motorcyclist Association, these guidelines are part of the NHTSA’s ongoing effort to combat the problem of distracted and inattentive driving. The U.S. […]

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Indian’s Return to Racing: The “War” is On Again in 2017

Dec 26, 2016 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle announced in June that after a 64-year absence the company would soon be returning to the AMA Pro Flat Track series. Indian has an all-new liquid-cooled, 750cc flat track race bike under development assisted by Jared Mees, the defending AMA Grand National Champion. Mees is also signed to be Indian’s factory team rider […]

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The AMA Wants Motorcyclists Included in the Road to Zero Initiative

Dec 05, 2016 View Comments by

The AMA is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to include motorcyclists in its ambitious plan to eliminate fatalities on the nation’s roadways. The plan, called Road to Zero, is tackling the task of ending road fatalities within 30 years. It is an adaptation of the Swedish Vision Zero program that forces planners to design […]

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Get Your FREE RoadMAP at Sturgis!

Aug 03, 2016 View Comments by

Did you know that the AMA is giving away free maps at motorcycle events, across the country, all summer long? Each large tear-proof, water-resistant map, created by RoadRUNNER‘s mapping department, RoadMAPS, offers 5-7 self-guided rides with information on local history, attractions, and lunch stops. GPS files are also available for free. If you’re headed to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota August 8th – 14th, stop […]

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AMA Petition Against E15 Entering Final Stretch

Jul 18, 2015 View Comments by

The 10,000 Signature Goal is in Sight – As most motorcyclists are well aware, ethanol is a corn or sugar based fuel additive that is now ubiquitous across the country in the form of E10 (90-percent gasoline, 10-percent ethanol). Ethanol can be harmful to motorcycles and other vehicles due to its adverse affects on the […]

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Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 05, 2015 View Comments by

AMA Promotes Rider Safety – The American Motorcyclist Association has dubbed May to be Motorcycle Awareness Month. Throughout the month the AMA is seeking to raise awareness for the prevention of distracted driving and the promotion of training for both riders and drivers. The AMA’s president and CEO, Rob Dingman, says, “The warmer weather in […]

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AMA and Cycle Gear Team Up for Bike Nights Across the Country

Apr 12, 2015 View Comments by

The American Motorcyclist Association has joined forces with Cycle Gear, one of the nation’s largest motorcycle gear retailers, to launch bike nights all across the U.S. The bike nights will be hosted by Cycle Gear stores (of which there are over 100) so odds are there will be one near you. AMA members will be […]

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Report: Motorcycle Fatalities Decreased in 2013 (A Closer Look)

May 21, 2014 View Comments by

According to a recent report released by the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists killed in accidents on the country’s roadways is projected to have gone down seven-percent in 2013, only the second such decrease since 1997. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the GHSA predicts that the […]

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Cannonball Run 100th Anniversary

May 04, 2014 View Comments by

In a quest to set a new cross country speed record, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker left San Diego, CA, on May 3, 1914 on an Indian motorcycle. He arrived in New York City 11 days later besting the previous record by a whopping nine days. Baker went on to make 143 long distance record attempts in […]

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The Kurt Caselli Foundation

Mar 06, 2014 View Comments by

Shortly after Kurt’s tragic death while competing in the Baja 1000 race on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, the Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in his memory. The foundation seeks to further improve safety before, after, and during racing events and to aid former off-road riders as they transition into new careers as their racing […]

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President Signs Farm Bill Ending E15 Subsidy

Mar 01, 2014 View Comments by

Earlier this month President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law. This will effectively limit E15 in the nation’s fuel supply at least until 2018. The legislation includes a ban on using funds from the Rural Energy for America Program for installation of ethanol blender pumps in gas stations across the country. Secretary […]

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