American Motorcyclist Association Highlights May As Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety

With the beginning of Motorcycle Awareness Month on May 1, the American Motorcyclist Association is issuing a special appeal to motorists to be aware of their driving environment, check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and, especially, to watch for motorcyclists. “The warmer weather in May brings out the riders who have been unable […]

American Motorcyclist Association Launches AMA Get Women Riding Campaign

Women cruising down road

With a series of videos, expanded online content and an event for new riders at its Ohio headquarters, the American Motorcyclist Association is launching the AMA Get Women Riding campaign. The program promotes motorcycling to women and girls. “Although motorcycling is a fun and accessible choice, riders must prepare with respect to proper training, safety […]

Oregon Could See Lane-Splitting Law In The Near Future

2014 Indian Chieftain In Action

For years, California has been the poster child of lane-splitting for motorcycles, and while it’s the only state that allows the maneuver, more could be joining the Golden State. In the past few months both Oregon and Washington state officials have been considering allowing lane-splitting on their state’s freeways and highways. Senate Bill 694 is […]

AMA Announces KTM RC 390 Cup Rules For MotoAmerica

2015 KTM RC 390 MotoAmerica RC Cup Bike

The American Motorcyclist Association has published the technical rules for the 2015 KTM RC 390 Cup class for MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series. The technical rules cover motorcycle modifications, tire use and other class-specific regulations. The KTM RC 390 Cup is a spec class that features competition on KTM RC 390 […]

KTM Announces New Details Of 2015 MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup

2015 KTM RC 390 MotoAmerica RC Cup Bike

Championship Title, Grand Prize, Pre-order Extension KTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce new details of 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America KTM RC Cup Championship including grand prizes for the top three in the series, race contingency and a pre-order deadline extension. MotoAmerica and KTM are providing a new generation of American racers the […]

AMA Officials Support Both Oregon And Washington Lane-Splitting Bills

Lane Splitting in traffic

Lane-splitting for motorcycle riders has long been a debate among many state transportation and safety departments. According to Rider Magazine, the American Motorcyclist Association recently announced it would support the lane-splitting legislation, which is currently being debated in Oregon and Washington. The two states are strongly considering allowing motorcyclists to maneuver between cars while on […]

MotoAmerica Race License Processing Available

MotoAmerica Logo

KTM RC Cup Schedule Announced The American Motorcyclist Association has opened the license application process for all MotoAmerica-eligible road-racing classes. MotoAmerica is the new home of the AMA Superbike Series. Riders can submit their license applications through the AMA website at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/RoadRacing/RoadRacingLicense.aspx, which also includes AMA/FIM North America road-racing license criteria and national number procedures. […]

AMA Announces Spec Fuel For MotoAmerica

Sunoco Race Fuels

The AMA and MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, have announced an update to the 2015 rulebook regarding spec fuel. Sunoco RMR has been named as the controlled fuel for all classes in the series. Sunoco RMR is available throughout the country and will be available at MotoAmerica race events. Participants can […]

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013

Crashed Motorcycle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000 “occupants” were reported to […]

AMA Issues Licensing Requirements And Rider Number Procedures For MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica Logo

The AMA and MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, have announced the four classifications of licenses for the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Series: Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600 and Superstock Limited. The licenses are as follows: Superbike license will allow a rider to compete in the Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport […]