AMA Announces 2017 Gypsy Tours

The 2017 AMA Gypsy Tour, a national series of premier road-riding events, features 17 road rides between March and November in all sections of the country. AMA Gypsy Tours and the rallies that include them are among the largest and most popular U.S. motorcycle gatherings. “We have a great slate of events on the 2017 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

AMA Honors Top Racers and Organizers of 2016 at Championship Banquet

The American Motorcyclist Association recognized its greatest champions and hardest-working organizers from the 2016 season on Jan. 21 during the AMA Championship Banquet at the Hilton Downtown Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. More than 500 racers and supporters watched as the AMA presented awards to the top three finishers in national and regional competition, and announced […]

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 […]

AMA Objects to Exclusion of Motorcycles in New DOT Safety Plan

The new federal safety initiative–Road to Zero–announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation ignores a significant sector of the nation’s road users–the millions of Americans who choose motorcycles as their favorite form of transportation. The Road to Zero initiative is a coalition tackling the task of ending road fatalities within 30 years. The coalition […]

Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. Wins a Thriller at Springfield Mile II

The Springfield Mile never fails to disappoint and this year’s second running of the legendary Mile race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. was no exception. Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. came out on top in a last-lap thriller, taking the win by .009 of a second to end Bryan Smith’s win streak at Springfield […]

AMA Petitioning vs Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal and Increased Ethanol Fuels

Federal agency actions increase ethanol risk for motorcycles The Renewable Fuel Standard proposal announced May 18 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as unsafe E15. Act now by signing the American Motorcyclist Association’s petition […]

Sound Off! Defend Your Rights!

In issue #335, Chris outlined a proposed EPA bill that would outlaw performance upgrades to engines on all platforms. Now, you can make your voice be heard through your support of a bill that prevents the EPA from including motorcycles in their newest regulations. Members of both chambers of Congress have introduced versions of a […]