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California Studies Highlight Advantages Of Responsible Lane Splitting

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Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — a tactic known as lane splitting — is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released this week. One report is a crash […]

AMA Warns CDC Focus on Ebola, Allocate Funds Towards Disease, Not Motorcycle Helmets

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With Ebola on American soil and one U.S. child lost to the enterovirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is trotting out its tired old arguments that it needs more money to respond to such crises, but the American Motorcyclist Association believes the CDC’s problem is misallocation, not insufficient funds. “Instead of focusing on infectious […]

AIMExpo Scheduled For October

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Motorcycle riders will flock to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, October 16 to 19, for the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo. Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn more about motorcycles and get an up-close look at new products. “Trade attendees have access to the most comprehensive education and networking opportunities in the […]

US Supermoto Of Nations Team Announced

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The American Motorcyclist Association recently revealed the riders of the U.S. Supermoto of Nations team, which will compete in Cremonda, Italy. Riders Gage McAllister, Monte Frank and Johnny Lewis will all compete for the red, white and blue at the upcoming event. Eric Stump and Brandon Ward will serve as alternates and be on site […]

AMA Announces Full Roster Of US Team Members Contesting 2014 ISDE

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The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the full contingent of U.S. riders who will compete at the 88th International Six Days Enduro, Nov. 3-8, in San Juan, Argentina. Joining the previously announced World Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell is a full roster of 31 […]

AMA Petition Calls For Return Of Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites, Offices

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The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the […]

Fifty-Five US Lawmakers Sign On To End Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. During the past two years, federal, state and local governments spent more than a half million dollars on traffic police checkpoints that target motorcycles only. The AMA believes that […]

AMA Announces 2014 ISDE U.S. World Trophy Team

Mike Brown 2014 ISDE US World Trophy Team Captain

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the U.S. World Trophy Team for the 89th International Six Days Enduro, the world’s premier off-road world championship event. Leading the U.S. riders in San Juan, Argentina, Nov. 3-8, will be Mike Brown, Thad DuVall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell. Antti Kallonen, who guides KTM’s […]

Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb Earn 2014 AMA Supercross Rookie Of The Year Honors

Ken Roczen 2014 AMA Supercross Phoenix - 6th Place

The American Motorcyclist Association is proud to announce that Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, in the 450 SX class, and Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb, in the 250 SX class, are the 2014 AMA Supercross Rookies of the Year due to their strong showings during the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World […]

Senate Transportation Bill Includes Recreational Trails Program

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Two more committees, House yet to weigh in The transportation bill announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes a re-authorization of the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The Recreational Trails Program is an $85 million initiative that funds motorized recreational trails. The […]