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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 […]

Ride To Work Day Is Monday, June 16th

Ride To Work Day

More Motorcycle and Scooter Riders On the Road on Monday, June 16th This Year The 23rd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. On Ride to Work Day a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 […]

Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving

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The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other vehicles. The slogans are everywhere, […]

Governors’ Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013

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For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, a former senior official with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, authored the “Spotlight on Safety” report, […]

EPA Acknowledges that Ethanol Damages Engines

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The EPA statements are found in a rule proposal issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a new label for pumps […]

BMW Motorcycles Selling Like Hotcakes

BMW has had a strong year in selling motorcycles.

BMW Motorrad recently announced that it recorded its best monthly motorcycle sales in company history in March. As the spring riding season has arrived and the improving weather has consumers more optimistic, BMW saw gains in sales. According to the report, BMW sold 15,183 motorcycles and maxi scooters in March, marking a 16.2 percent increase when […]

Ride With Friends And Family During AMA Go Ride! Month

2014 Indian Chieftain In Action

Week 2 Theme: Go Ride Together! AMA Go Ride! Month enters its second week today with AMA Go Ride Together! Week, when AMA members and clubs celebrate riding with family, friends and co-workers. There are plenty of opportunities on tap to observe the theme of AMA Go Ride Together! Week. The AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré […]

AMA Go Ride! Month Begins Now

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Week 1 Theme is “Go Ride Your Way!” AMA Go Ride! Month, sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, begins today. Throughout the next four weeks, motorcyclists nationwide will welcome the 2014 riding season in style with information, entertainment, prize drawings and more via the AMA Facebook page. During the first week of April, “AMA Go […]

AMA To Present Motorcycle Documentary At Daytona Bike Week

Why We Ride AMA event

AMA presents Bike Week premier of ‘Why We Ride,’ March 13 in Daytona Beach, Fla. — Free for AMA members The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to present the Daytona Bike Week premiere of the acclaimed motorcycling documentary film “Why We Ride” on March 13 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Best of all, it’s free for […]