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Memorial Day

Published on June 1, 2012 under Born To Ride
Memorial Day Sunday I attended the Memorial Day Ceremony at Sarasota National Cemetery along with hundreds of others. As I stood taking photos at the front of the tent I was able to watch crying family members of those who have been killed in action and are interred in the hallowed grounds of the cemetery. As I listened to the speeches given by Governor Rick Scott (four years – US Navy) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (six years -Michigan Air National Guard) and others I begin to think of all those who are buried in National Cemeteries throughout the United States…
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CORBIN SEAT FOR 2012 SUZUKI DL-650 V-STROM

Published on June 1, 2012 under Born To Ride
Corbin Introduces Canyon Sport Saddle for 2012 Suzuki DL-650 V-Strom  Hollister, CA- Corbin announced today the addition of their Canyon Dual Sport Saddle for the redesigned Suzuki V-Strom 650. Corbin designed this ”touring” saddle to maximize comfort and usability while providing a custom look and longer riding range. Corbin's Canyon Dual Sport seat is covered using genuine Italian leather for a perch that breathes with your body. It also features dual ergonomically sculpted seating positions, neutralized posture and optional rider backrests front and rear. The Canyon Dual Sport is also available with optional electric heated seating panels for a luxurious…
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HELP PROHIBIT FEDERAL FUNDING OF MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS

Published on May 31, 2012 under Born To Ride
Lawmaker urges committee leadership to include language to prohibit funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints in transportation bill U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign a letter addressed to the leadership of the House-Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee to include H.R. 904 in the conference report. As we have reported previously, H.R. 904 would prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from providing grants or any funds to states or local governments to be used for any program to create motorcycle-only checkpoints. Sensenbrenner has placed a June 5 deadline to collect signatures. Therefore, time…
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AMA DIRT TRACK GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF ON SPRINGFIELD MILE

Published on May 30, 2012 under Born To Ride
The Springfield Mile is one of the most Historic Motorcycle Racing Venues in the World PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2012 American Motorcyclist Association Dirt Track Grand Championships fired off the line in a big way today, May 29, with the fastest amateur dirt-track racers in the world running the legendary Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. "The Springfield Mile is one of the most historic motorcycle racing venues in the world, and we're thrilled for our amateur racers to have the opportunity to decide national titles on this track," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley.…
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O’HARA WINS AMA PRO VANCE & HINES XR1200 RACE AT MILLER

Published on May 29, 2012 under Born To Ride
Bartels’ H-D Rider Leads Flag-to-Flag  Tooele, UT (May 28, 2012) – Bartels’ Harley-Davidson/Scrubblade rider Tyler O’Hara produced a command performance in front of the World Superbike paddock Monday, converting pole position for the 8-lap AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series race into a dominating flag-to-flag victory at the Big M Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, Utah, to earn his second victory of the season. O’Hara jumped off the front of the field and never looked back, building a 4.260-second lead over KLR Group’s Kyle Wyman at the checkered flag. O’Hara’s Bartels’ Harley-Davidson/Scrubblade teammate Michael Barnes finished third,…
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COOLBETH AND FACTORY HARLEY ARE SIXTH AT SPRINGFIELD MILE

Published on May 29, 2012 under Born To Ride
Willie McCoy Wins Grand National Twins Opener on Harley-Davidson XR750 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 28, 2012) –Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team rider Kenny Coolbeth finished sixth as the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship opened its Grand National Twins season on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairground. Coolbeth was the top qualifier for the event and ran as high as second place before falling back in the closing laps. The race was won by Harley-Davidson of Wausau/Independence Harley-Davidson rider Willie McCoy, who was riding a Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle. Coolbeth won his qualifying heat and recorded the quickest lap…
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REFLECTIONS OF VIETNAM

Published on May 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
Vietnam Participants to Share Memories Fantasy of Flight proudly presents "Reflections of Vietnam" on June 8-9, 2012. The Vietnam War was America's longest conflict and the first military failure on foreign soil. Even today, the Vietnam War era is a difficult and complicated subject, both emotionally and historically. Vietnam participants will share their memories and personal experiences during this critical time in American history. Adult program rates (based on 15 or more): $20.95 per person, plus 7% tax Program includes: Admission to Fantasy of Flight Admission to Legends & Legacies Symposium Meet/Greet Opportunity Complimentary Parking   Don't miss this rare…
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AMA SALUTES AMERICANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN OUR NATION’S SERVICE

Published on May 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
American Motorcyclist Association Recognizes Memorial Day, Salutes Americans who Gave Their Lives in Our Nation's Service PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association expresses its deepest gratitude to the families and friends of loved ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and honors their memories on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. "Motorcyclists everywhere salute the sacrifices of America's armed forces and her citizens who have perished in service to our country," said Rob Dingman, president and CEO of the largest member-based motorcycling organization in the country. "We know that the very freedoms…
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DECREASED MOTORCYCLE-RELATED FATALITIES IN 2011

Published on May 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
Increased Rider Training Next Step in Improving Motorcyclist Safety  IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2012 – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation commends the 23 states that experienced a decrease in motorcyclist fatalities during the first nine months of 2011, as compared to the first nine months of 2010, as reported by the Governors Highway Safety Association earlier this week. Also included in the GHSA report was the fact that many of these states experienced “notable declines” in motorcycle-related fatalities. These included Connecticut, where they dropped 37 percent, as well as New York and North Carolina, where they fell 16 and 21 percent,…
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TSUNAMI MOTORCYCLE TO BE PRESERVED BY H-D MUSEUM

Published on May 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
Owner Ikuo Yokoyama Grateful for Support of Harley-Davidson Owners Worldwide Milwaukee (May 25, 2012) – A Harley-Davidson motorcycle recovered on the coast of British Columbia after drifting for more than a year and 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean following last year’s Japanese Tsunami will be preserved by the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee as a memorial to the tragedy that claimed more than 15,000 lives, in accordance with the wishes of its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama. The remarkable story of the 2004 FXSTB Softail Night Train motorcycle’s survival and recovery by Canadian Peter Mark made international headlines after he found it…
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