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2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Peter Fonda

Published on June 27, 2017 under Blog
2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Peter Fonda
Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announces the "Easy Rider" himself, Peter Fonda, as inductee into the 2017 class. Peter Fonda, an American actor who started his acting career in the 60's, is an icon of the counterculture of that time. In 1968, Fonda produced, co-wrote and starred in Easy Rider, which was his breakthrough role. Easy Rider is about two long-haired bikers traveling through the southwest and southern United States where they encounter intolerance and violence. Fonda played "Captain America," a charismatic, iconic man whose motorcycle jacket bore a large American flag across the back.     "When you…
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AMA Horizon Award re-named in honor of inaugural winner and 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden

Published on June 27, 2017 under Blog
AMA Horizon Award re-named in honor of inaugural winner and 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association's Horizon Award, which annually recognizes amateur competitors poised for greatness in the professional ranks, has been renamed in honor of the inaugural AMA Horizon Award winner in 1997, Nicky Hayden, who subsequently won the 1999 AMA Supersport Championship, the 2002 AMA Superbike Championship and the 2006 FIM MotoGP World Championship. This season Nicky was competing in the FIM Superbike World Championship. While training on his road bicycle in Italy in May, he was struck by a car and died as a result of his injuries on May 22. The Executive Committee of the…
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Get Trained, Go Forth and Ride to Celebrate Independence Day

Published on June 27, 2017 under Blog
Get Trained, Go Forth and Ride to Celebrate Independence Day
IRVINE, CALIF., June 26, 2017 -- Many ATV enthusiasts will be revving up their July Fourth celebrations with family and friends out on the trails. Key to creating great memories is to ensure all riders get trained and practice safe, responsible riding habits, and the ATV Safety Institute is encouraging all riders to take the free ATV E-Course before the holiday. “Off-road riding on ATVs is an incredible way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, and get some exercise,” said ASI President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Buche. “The best way for anyone to get started is to…
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Katja and Miracle Mike (the Nitrous-breathing Indian Scout named after a headless chicken)

Published on June 23, 2017 under Born To Ride
Katja and Miracle Mike (the Nitrous-breathing Indian Scout named after a headless chicken)
Former Grand Prix rider Katja Poensgen only signed on to ride for the resurrected Indian brand on June 10, but in the following week she has taken two spectacular wins and generated more race-winning publicity than the brand has had in Europe for a century. And just to add flavor to the story, the 39-year-old's Nitrous-Oxide-burning 185-hp Indian Scout motorcycle is named "Miracle Mike", after a headless chicken of the same name. You couldn't make this stuff up. Read more Retrieved June, 23 2017 from; http://newatlas.com/katja-poensgen-indian-scout-nitrous-miracle-mike/50147/
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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Skip Van Leeuwen Passes Away

Published on June 22, 2017 under Born To Ride
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Skip Van Leeuwen Passes Away
American Motorcyclist Association extends condolences to family, friends   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Skip Van Leeuwen, one of the best Tourist Trophy riders in the history of AMA racing, passed away today, June 21. He was 78. "The American Motorcyclist Association extends heartfelt condolences to the Van Leeuwen family and to all of Skip's friends inside and outside the motorcycling community," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. Mr. Van Leeuwen was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999. Mr. Van Leeuwen dominated AMA TT competition in the mid-1960s, winning four nationals on the small dirt-track circuits that…
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American Flat Track Hits The Pea Gravel For The Lima Half-Mile Presented By Indian Motorcycle

Published on June 21, 2017 under Born To Ride
American Flat Track Hits The Pea Gravel For The Lima Half-Mile Presented By Indian Motorcycle
Jared Mees and Shayna Texter look to take another win and expand their points lead at Lima   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 21, 2017) – This weekend, American Flat Track arrives in Lima, Ohio for the Lima Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle, on June 24. One of the fan-favorite events on the calendar, the series can count on a huge gathering of loyal and knowledgeable fans to turn out for the Lima Half-Mile and provide a spectacular atmosphere at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Following a stretch of five Miles in six weeks, the Lima Half-Mile presents a different sort of…
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USA Today Features Motorcycle Industry Council’s Snapshot Infographic for Ride To Work Day

Published on June 19, 2017 under Blog
USA Today Features Motorcycle Industry Council’s Snapshot Infographic for Ride To Work Day
USA Today Features Motorcycle Industry Council's Snapshot Infographic for Ride To Work Day   IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2017 – America’s national newspaper USA Today features a Ride To Work Day infographic on the front of the Life section today, as motorcyclists everywhere commute to their jobs, saving fuel and parking spaces while enjoying the trip. This is the 26th annual Ride To Work Day, with motorcycle and scooter clubs across the country encouraging riders to commute on two wheels. According to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization, “adding motorcycles and scooters helps traffic flow better” and two-wheelers “consume…
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DARE TO GET LOST

Published on June 19, 2017 under Blog
DARE TO GET LOST
A bivouac, your reliable companion on your journeys, providing the necessary shelter and let you enjoy the outdoors the purest way possible. The bivouac uses the motorcycle as a part of the supporting structure to reduce the package size to a minimum.
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TOP 1 ACK ATTACK: MIKE AKATIFF, THE MAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S FASTEST MOTORCYCLE

Published on June 14, 2017 under Blog
TOP 1 ACK ATTACK: MIKE AKATIFF, THE MAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S FASTEST MOTORCYCLE
Motorcycle Racer, Avionics Expert, Land Speed Record Holder! San Mateo, CA — TOP 1 ACK ATTACK became the world's fastest motorcycle when it set the Land Speed Record of 376.363 mph/605.697 km/h back in 2010. Although no one has beaten his twin-engined streamliner in the better part of a decade, builder Mike Akatiff is not the type to rest on his laurels. Rather than retiring, he is going after 400 mph on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in the Andes mountains August 3-8, 2017. “I’ll never retire,” he says. “The day I retire, I’d be dead. I always need…
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