Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) wants to change the language of the Driver Privacy Act bill to protect all information recorded by event data recorders installed on all “motor vehicles,” including motorcycles. The way S. 1925 is currently written grants privacy only for… Continue Reading


Pennsylvania Limits Motorcycle Learners Permits

Rep. Seth Grove introduced HB 892 in this session of the Pennsylvania State Legislature in an effort to curb the practice of “serial permitting” by novice riders in the state.  The bill was just signed by the Governor and becomes… Continue Reading


AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Will Honor Derek ‘Nobby’ Clark in November

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Famed Grand Prix motorcycle tuner Derek “Nobby” Clark has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in a supplemental vote, the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation reports. “Derek ‘Nobby’ Clark stands shoulder-to-shoulder with roadracing’s most enduring… Continue Reading


Georgia Motorcyclists Can Use HOT Lanes Toll Free

Georgia’s State Road & Tollway Authority has started issuing the Peach Pass for use with the GA 400 tolls and the new HOT lanes on I-85.  The HOT lanes are replacing the HOV lanes on some interstates in Georgia starting… Continue Reading


Lawmakers Told That Local Communities Should Decide Land Uses


PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Supporters of H.R. 1581 — the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 — told U.S. lawmakers on July 26 that the bill would allow local communities to decide the proper uses of 43 million acres… Continue Reading


American Motorcyclist Association Wants Motorcycles Included in Study of Ethanol-Blended Fuel


PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is asking a key U.S. House panel to include motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in any future study of ethanol-blended gasoline. In a letter sent July 11 to the House Energy and… Continue Reading


75 Federal Lawmakers Now Support Kids Just Want to Ride Act

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from a law that effectively bans their sale at the end of the year is gaining more support in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Seventy-five U.S. House… Continue Reading


Federal Funding Language Would Block ‘lead law’ Enforcement

"Small businesses that sell small off-highway vehicles also suffer under the CPSIA," he said. "For the safety of children, and for the health of small businesses, the AMA strongly urges the adoption of this language."

PICKERINGTON, Ohio –A key federal agency can’t enforce a ban on the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under language inserted into a federal government funding measure in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On June 16, Rep.… Continue Reading


Maine Adopts Practical Test for Measuring Motorcycle Sound

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Maine has adopted a simple yet reliable testing procedure that allows motorcyclists to prove their bikes don’t violate Maine’s motor vehicle sound law, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Under a new law that went into effect on May… Continue Reading


American Motorcyclist Association Seeks End to Virginia Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has expressed concern to Gov. Bob McDonnell over a recent motorcycle-only checkpoint in northern Virginia, calling the stop “discriminatory.” The Arlington County (Va.) Police Department conducted a motorcycle-only checkpoint on May 28 during the annualRolling Thunder gathering… Continue Reading