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Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) are serving as co-chairmen of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the new 113th Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the House for the new Congress. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at […]

Congressional Bill To Stop Funding Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congressional Bill To Stop Funding Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

U.S. Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Stop Funding For Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill to not only end funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints but also to put more emphasis on motorcycle safety programs, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On May 7, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 1861 to prohibit the U.S. […]

AMA Launches Motorcycle Awareness Month

AMA Launches Motorcycle Awareness Month

The beginning of May marks the start of the AMA’s annual Motorcycle Awareness Month. This is the latest effort aiming to increase the safety of motorcyclists on public roads, working to inform drivers about the presence of riders and the best habits that can result in a better experience for all. “Motorcycle Awareness Month serves […]

AMA Freedom Friday – Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is the theme of American Motorcyclist Association’s Freedom Friday, April 26 Distracted driving is the focus of the American Motorcyclist Association’s “Freedom Friday” on April 26. Injuries to motorcyclists resulting from drivers who are distracted and/or inattentive continue to be a major issue for the AMA and its members. In particular, the AMA […]

KTM Announces Release Of New Electric Scooters

KTM E-Speed Electric Scooter

Although KTM recently reported that it would scale back production of its electric bikes, the brand has confirmed the launch of two new machines. The Freeride E and E-Speed scooters will be introduced in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and aim to provide another environmentally friendly dimension to the motorsports market. “We believe in the electro-mobility […]

AMA Go Ride Safely! Week Stresses Rider Training And Protective Gear

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The final phase of AMA Go Ride! Month begins today and the weeklong theme is “Go Ride Safely!” Sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, AMA Go Ride Safely! week promotes rider training and the use of appropriate riding gear to help ensure that every ride is enjoyable and every rider is prepared for the unexpected. […]

Every Day Is Earth Day For Motorcyclists

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As conservation takes center stage on April 22, 2013 for Earth Day, the American Motorcyclist Association salutes motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders nationwide who do volunteer work on public land. The AMA also salutes street riders, noting there are many environmental benefits to commuting and traveling on a motorcycle or scooter. “For motorcyclists, every day […]

AMA Freedom Friday – No Motorcycles Allowed!

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‘No Motorcycles Allowed’ Is Focus Of American Motorcyclist Association’s Freedom Friday, April 12 Whether banned from public beachside parks, private gated communities or acre after acre of public land, motorcyclists bristle when they see signs that say: “No Motorcycles Allowed.” Motorcycle bans are the focus of the American Motorcyclist Association’s “Freedom Friday” on April 12 […]

Vintage Rally Returns To The US This June

Vintage Rally Returns To The US This June

Fans of classic bikes have probably had June 8 and 9 circled on their calendars for some time. That’s the weekend when Vintage Rally 2013, the annual celebration of the tradition of motorcycles and motorsports, returns to the U.S. for the third time. The National Motorcycle Museum is hosting the event in Anamosa, Iowa, this […]

KTM Turns Attention To New Electric Scooter

2013 KTM E-Speed Concept Electric Scooter

KTM recently unveiled its new E-Speed electric scooter concept at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The machine is the second electric model from the manufacturer and aims to bring an environmentally friendly form of transportation to the world of urban sportbikes. “In the long term, the electric drive will come out on top for short distances […]