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AMA Announces U.S. Team Members for 2012 International Six Days Enduro

Published on June 27, 2012 under Born To Ride
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the U.S. riders who will contest the 87th International Six Days Enduro. Led by the World Trophy Team of Russell Bobbitt, Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli, Robert Garrison, Charlie Mullins and Taylor Robert, a contingent of 31 U.S. riders will face the best off-road racers from other countries in Saxony, Germany, Sept. 24-29. "The ISDE represents the pinnacle of world off-road competition, and winning this prestigious event has long been an American dream," said AMA Off-Road Manager Chuck Weir. "For 2012, we have taken our program to an entirely new…
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Wyman Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race at Barber

Published on June 26, 2012 under Born To Ride
O’Hara Second as Barnes Takes Third over Estok Leeds, Ala. (June 25, 2012) – KLR Group/Spyke’s Harley-Davidson’s Kyle Wyman won a thrilling back-and-forth contest with Bartels’ Harley-Davidson/Scrubblade rider Tyler O’Hara Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park to earn his second straight AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series race by a slim 0.047-second margin. Wyman and O’Hara checked out at the front of the field at the start of the race, with polesitter O’Hara losing the lead to Wyman at the end of the first circuit. O’Hara and Wyman then traded the race lead back and forth over the next three…
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Harley-Davidson Women’s Destination Switchback Jacket

Published on June 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Switchback Technology Delivers Cool and Warm Weather Performance MILWAUKEE (May 23, 2012) – Engineered with Switchback Technology, the new women’s Destination Switchback Jacket (P/N 98301-12VW, starting at $275) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers comfort in warm or cold conditions. The water-resistant nylon shell incorporates removable exterior panels that zip-off to reveal a poly-mesh jacket with stretch Cordura® side panels. Additional stretch Cordura® panels at the underarms complement the pre-curved sleeves, while adjustable cuffs and elastic waist straps for maximum comfort. For additional protection, pockets at the elbows, shoulders and back accept accessory body armor, and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective…
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MIC to Host a Reception and Luncheon for Women in the Industry

Published on June 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
American Motorcyclist Association Welcomes Motorcycle Industry Council luncheon at Women's Motorcycling Conference PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that the Motorcycle Industry Council will be hosting a reception and luncheon for women in the motorcycling industry at the upcoming AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson City, Nev. The event will take place on the opening day of the conference on Thursday, July 26, at noon in the Juniper Room at the Gold Dust West Hotel. "The Motorcycle Industry Council has been a wonderful advocate for women as motorcyclists in America, and we are…
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Matt Hotch and Rocky Robinson at Corbin’s 3rd Annual Rider Appreciation Day

Published on June 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
Biker Build-off Champion Matt Hotch and World Speed Record Holder Rocky Robinson will Headline Corbin’s 3rd Annual Rider Appreciation Day Hollister, CA-Discovery Channel’s Two-Time Biker Build-Off Champion Matt Hotch is coming up from Southern California to attend Corbin’s 3rd Annual Rider Appreciation Day as well as the world land speed record holder Rocky Robinson and his twenty-one foot record holding streamliner Ack Attack. In addition to being an author and lifetime member of the 300mph club, Rocky is the current holder of the Unlimited Motorcycle World Land Speed Record... a distinction he's earned more than once! For those who don’t…
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Semper Fi

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. Cody Green was a 12-year-old kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22-months-old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system…
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Military & Motorcycles June 22, 2012

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
MIAP Is an acronym for ‘Missing In America Project’ (www.miap.us). What this project does is locate military personnel who have passed away and their cremains are sitting on a shelf in a back room somewhere awaiting the burial with the respect and honor they deserve. I received a call from a friend of mine by the name of Jim Scollen who is the Florida State Coordinator for MIAP and he related a story to me regarding a gentleman by the name of Lemon Troy Hopkins whose cremains were discovered sitting in a back shed in Wewahitchka, Florida which is in…
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Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge set for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Motorcycles have always pushed the boundaries of fuel economy, but American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Famer Craig Vetter knows they can do better. On July 20, at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Vetter is issuing a challenge to help test the energy-conserving limits of motorcycles. The Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge is a 100-mile ride through the countryside surrounding the Mid-Ohio grounds. Competitors will ride their motorcycles under real-world conditions while attempting to consume the least fuel. "Motorcycles can help us live better with less energy, and that is…
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ABATE Press Release Julne 21, 2012

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
Volusia County, Florida, June 21, 2012 - It seems to be very popular the past few days to point fingers at motorcyclist and shout, “If only they were forced to wear a helmet thousands of lives and billions of dollars would be saved each year”. Bolstered by a study here and a newspaper column there, many of the “I know what's best for you” crowd will try to rally others into forcing a small minority of our society into losing what precious bit of personal freedom we currently possess. The eye of the recent motorcycle helmet hurricane revolves around a…
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AMA Thanks Members of Congress for Protecting the Motorcycle Lifestyle

Published on June 21, 2012 under Born To Ride
Fifty U.S. Lawmakers Oppose Motorcycle-only Checkpoints PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Some 50 U.S. House members have signed onto a bill that would bar the U.S. transportation secretary from providing funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The measure, H.R. 904 authored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would prohibit the transportation secretary from providing grants or any funds to a state, county, town, township, Indian tribe, municipality or other local government for use by any program to check safety equipment use or create arbitrary checkpoints for motorcycle riders or passengers. "The AMA thanks these members of Congress for protecting the…
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