Message From Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich

Today, however, we at Harley-Davidson unfortunately find ourselves in the center of a heated political conversation about fair trade.

Harley Motorcycle Brake Recall. Is Yours At Fault?

Documents posted Wednesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) say the recall covers more than 30 models from the 2008 through 2011 model years. Harley says deposits can form on brake parts if the fluid isn’t changed every two years as specified in the owner’s manual. That can cause a valve in the antilock […]

S.D. Supreme Court Ruling Positions Buffalo Chip to Become “First Town Built By Bikers For Bikers”

“Hello from the newest town in South Dakota… And likely the United States. Maybe even the entire world – Buffalo Chip, SD!” So states an announcement in Sturgis Rider News, the Buffalo Chip’s in-house publication. The announcement comes on the heels of a ruling yesterday by the South Dakota Supreme Court that reversed Circuit Court […]

American Motorcyclist Association Announces 2017 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year

California off-highway vehicle advocate Bob Ham helped save the state OHV program Bob Ham, a California activist who led the effort to make that state’s renowned off-highway vehicle program a permanent part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, is the American Motorcyclist Association 2017 Motorcyclist of the Year. Awarded annually, the AMA Motorcyclist of […]

Give a Shift – The Future of Motorcycling Deliberated at Long Beach Roundtable

The future of motorcycling has been a hot topic lately. Motorcycle sales are down, ridership has been declining, and the enthusiasm for motorcycles as a whole has been waning. The need to foster the next generation of riders was directly addressed by 25 motorcycle industry professionals and representatives during a meeting of minds November 16 […]

Increased Ethanol Volumes as EPA Releases Final Renewable Fuel Mandates for 2018

Higher volumes not in best interest of motorcyclists The renewable fuels mandates released this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the 2017 levels and the 2018 levels the agency proposed in June. The EPA’s final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations call for 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel — primarily corn ethanol […]

AMA Defends Motorcyclists’ Fourth Amendment in Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

Unlawful search and seizure protection should cover motorcycles The American Motorcyclist Association filed an amicus brief with the highest court in the land Nov. 20 defending the rights of motorcyclists against unlawful search and seizure as protected by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amicus brief was filed in case No. 16-1027, Ryan […]

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 […]