Motorsport Aftermarket Group Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Motorsport Aftermarket Group (“Company” or “MAG”), a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket products and online retailer for the powersports industry, today announced it is implementing a comprehensive, consensual recapitalization to eliminate approximately $300 million in debt through a debt for equity exchange supported by in excess of 90 percent of the principal […]

Federal Highway Administration Appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

AMA’s Mike Sayre to chair 10-member group The Federal Highway Administration has appointed 10 members to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, which will advise the agency director on infrastructure issues affecting motorcycle riders. Mike Sayre, AMA government relations manager for on-highway issues, has been named chair of the council. “This is an important step toward ensuring […]

AMA Reports Proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards Reduced from 2017

Total volume slightly smaller than 2017 The proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements were announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show a slight reduction from the 2017 obligations but do not reflect the agency’s promise to listen to consumers, who have registered a low demand for higher ethanol blends, the American Motorcyclist Association […]

AMA Seeks To Protect Motorcycle Riders From Unsafe E15 Fuel

In an effort to prohibit the availability of E15, a gasoline formulation that contains up to 15 percent ethanol by volume, the American Motorcyclist Association supports U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Peter Welch’s (D-Vt.) H.R. 1315, the RFS Reform Act. The bipartisan bill would amend the Renewable Fuel […]

AMA CEO Testifies Against Proposed Motorcycle Tariff

U.S. Trade Representative’s plan would harm U.S. consumers A proposed 100 percent tariff on European motorcycles would harm U.S. consumers by pricing affected models beyond the reach of American families, American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman told a federal trade committee today. Dingman said motorcycles should be removed from the list of products […]

AMA CEO Dingman to Testify vs Motorcycle Tariff

Office of U.S. Trade Representative hearing slated for Feb. 15 American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman will testify Feb. 15 against a 100 percent tariff on some European motorcycles proposed by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. “We object to this proposed tariff because it would harm American motorcyclists,” Dingman said. “Significantly […]

Harley News: HOG Fourth Quarter & Full-Year 2016 Results

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31, 2017 – Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) fourth quarter 2016 diluted EPS increased 22.7 percent to $0.27 compared to $0.22 in the same period of 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2016, net income was $47.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.11 billion versus net income of $42.2 million on consolidated revenue of $1.18 billion in […]

AMA Opposes Profiling of Motorcyclists

Board of Directors adopts official position statement The American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors has adopted and issued an official position statement objecting to the profiling of motorcyclists by government agencies, including judging riders on their chosen apparel, mode of transportation or associates, rather than specific behavior and actions. “The AMA strongly condemns the profiling […]

Beef vs Bikes: AMA Objects to 100% Tariff on European Bikes in Trade Battle Over U.S. Beef

The American Motorcyclist Association strongly objects to a federal agency’s attempt to tack a 100 percent or higher tariff on motorcycles made in Europe as part of a trade battle over hormones in U.S. beef. The Office of United States Trade Representative requested comments on Dec. 28 regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles […]

AMA Objects to Scope of Two New National Monuments

President’s designations raise concerns about motorized access to public lands The designation of two new national monuments by President Barack Obama could jeopardize access for responsible motorized recreation on more than 1.6 million acres of public land in Utah and Nevada. Using the Antiquities Act of 1906, the president designated 1.35 million acres in southeast […]