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Night Rider: Get Noticed with Hi-Viz Motorcycle Gear

Speed And Strength SS2500 Hell 'N Back Hi-Viz Dual Sport Helmet

Anytime you’re on a motorcycle you’re basically a target. It’s a sad fact, but one we as motorcycle enthusiasts accept when we throw a leg over a saddle. Not until people stop stuffing themselves into clown cars disguised as “smart cars” a fully embrace the freedom, agility, and eco-friendliness of jamming around on two wheels […]

American Motorcyclist Association Honors U.S. Lawmakers

AMA Honors U.S. Lawmakers

The American Motorcyclist Association, which is the premier advocate for motorcyclists’ freedoms in the country, honored 59 current and former federal lawmakers on Feb. 28 for their support of motorcyclists during the just-completed 112th Congress. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and former Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) topped the […]

Kids Celebrate Motocross Victories A Year After Lead-Law Defeat

Kids Celebrate Motocross Victories A Year After Lead-Law Defeat

As many as 10 national motocross champions were able to take home the prestigious AMA national No. 1 plate this month thanks to the defeat one year ago of the “lead law” that banned the sale of kid’s dirtbikes, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The 10 young riders under the age of 12 earned their […]

Obama Signs Lead Law-Exemption Bill for Kids’ Off-Highway Vehicles

In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Aug. 12, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield […]

75 Federal Lawmakers Now Support Kids Just Want to Ride Act

A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from a law that effectively bans their sale at the end of the year is gaining more support in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Seventy-five U.S. House members now support the bill — H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, introduced by […]

U.S. House Subcommittee Approves Changes to ‘Lead Law’

A key U.S. House subcommittee has approved legislation to address flaws in the law that effectively bans the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On May 12, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade approved and sent to the full Committee on Energy […]

Congressional committee hears testimony that lead law endangers kids

A key U.S. House committee heard from a variety of people on April 7 who testified on revising the lead law that will impose a de facto ban on the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. A clear message that came out of […]

More federal lawmakers back ‘Kids Just Want to Ride Act’

A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the law that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining support on the eve of a key congressional hearing, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Some 61 U.S. House members now support the bill — H.R. 412, the “Kids Just Want […]

“Kids Just Want To Ride” Amendment Introduced in Senate

The motorsports community has gotten one step closer to their goal of overturning an overly restrictive law that would prevent the use of lead-based components in children’s products. The initial intent behind 2008’s Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is admirable: stop lead from getting into the hands of children. Unfortunately, senators and representatives who […]

U.S. Senate Amendment Introduced to Exempt Kids Machines from Lead Law

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced language that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that effectively bans the sale of these machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Senate Amendment 264, co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), would exempt youth OHVs from the lead-content […]