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Maine Adopts Practical Test for Measuring Motorcycle Sound

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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

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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to Feature North America’s Largest Motorcycle Swap Meet

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcyclists know that there are few things cooler than a sweet vintage ride — except for a sweet vintage ride that you pick up for a sweet deal. The hunt for those bargains brings enthusiasts back to… Continue Reading

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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

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AMA National Convention at Americade kicks off in Lake George, N.Y.

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to recognize the start of Americade, an AMA National Convention, which will run June 7-11 in Lake George, N.Y. Attracting motorcyclists on all types of bikes, especially tourers, sport-tourers and cruisers, Americade offers some… Continue Reading

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Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson Club to be Showcased as Classic Club at 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that the Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson Club has been selected as the Classic Club for 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 22-24, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “Motorcycling history is rich with distinctive relationships… Continue Reading

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Early American Motorcycle Pioneer to be Inducted into Motorcycle Hall of Fame

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fourth member of the class of 2011: Norbert Schickel, an innovative designer and builder in the early years of American motorcycle manufacturing. As the founder of Schickel… Continue Reading

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Lawmakers Back Ban on Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints, Want Focus on Motorcycle Crash Prevention

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association(AMA) reports. The lawmakers are also urging… Continue Reading

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National and World-Champion Roadracer to Join Motorcycle Hall of Fame

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Doug Polen, a dominant national and world champion roadracer in the late 1980s and early 1990s, will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of… Continue Reading

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Motorcycles Granted Equal Access to Arizona Wildlife Refuge

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona has reversed an unwritten policy and is now allowing street-legal motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on certain roads, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. After being alerted by AMA member Keith Dishong that… Continue Reading

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AMA Racing East Hare Scrambles Championship Series resumes in New Jersey

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Racing East Hare Scrambles Championship Series is set to resume in Port Elizabeth, N.J., this weekend, May 7-8, with a demanding course that features a wide variety of terrain and obstacles, including sand and tight enduro-inspired… Continue Reading