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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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ROD BUSH TO BE INDUCTED INTO AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME

Published on May 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
Industry leader, visionary Rod Bush to be inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first member of the induction class of 2012. The late Rod Bush, who helped establish and grow KTM North America and served as company president from 1987 until his death in 2005, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 AMA Legends Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-17. "Rod Bush led KTM North America during its formative years in…
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MOTORCYCLES AND SCOOTERS AS VIABLE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Published on May 24, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Rep. Duncan Promotes Two-Wheeled Vehicles as Fun, Fuel-Efficient Choices for Many Americans Washington, DC - May 23, 2012 – Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus Member and House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman John Duncan (R-TN) entered a statement to the Congressional Record on May 18 recognizing motorcycles and scooters as viable transportation options for many Americans. Previously, President Obama had proclaimed May 15 through May 21 as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, the President recognized that America needs a safer transportation network that will provide more transportation choices. “As a Member of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus, I would…
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ROHV ASSOCIATION ENCOURAGES RESPONSIBLE DRIVING OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Published on May 24, 2012 under Born To Ride
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association Reminds ROV Enthusiasts to be Safe IRVINE, Calif., May 23, 2012 – As the upcoming Memorial Day weekend approaches, the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) encourages all ROV enthusiasts to drive safely and responsibly, while having fun exploring trails, deserts and public lands across the country. Additionally, ROHVA recommends minimizing the risk while simultaneously increasing the fun by taking their award-winning ROV E-Course. The online training is a free, multi-media, interactive safety course that’s available 24/7 at www.rohva.org. The course addresses the risks caused by improper ROV use and reinforces safe practices that will reduce the…
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PHOENIX SYSTEMS COMPLETE LINE OF BRAKE BLEEDER KITS

Published on May 24, 2012 under Born To Ride
Phoenix Systems Offers a New Motorcycle Adapter Designed to Convert Their Line of Brake Bleeders ST. GEORGE, Utah - Phoenix Systems offers a new Motorcycle Adapter designed to convert their line of Brake Bleeders into tools that can quickly and easily reverse and vacuum bleed hydraulic brake systems on motorcycles. Featuring patented reverse bleeding technology, Phoenix Systems' Brake Bleeders remove trapped air to create a firmer brake lever, increase braking power and responsiveness, and reduce vehicle stopping time. "The Phoenix Reverse Brake Bleeder is a revolutionary tool based on an incredibly obvious concept: air wants to go up. That's it,"…
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SAFETY ASSOCIATION REPORTS MOTORCYCLIST FATALITIES DID NOT INCREASE IN 2011

Published on May 23, 2012 under Born To Ride
Motorcyclist fatalities for 2011 will be about the same as 2010   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Motorcyclist fatalities for 2011 will be about the same as 2010, according to a preliminary report released on May 21 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Based on preliminary data, the GHSA reports that fatalities decreased by 1.67 percent during the first nine months of 2011. However, the association projects the final tally will be very close to the 4,502 fatalities reported for 2010. That figure is a slight increase over the number of fatalities reported for 2009 (4,469), which…
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OFF-ROAD DEMO RIDES COME TO AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS

Published on May 23, 2012 under Born To Ride
For the first time at this popular annual event, KTM will have several of the company's new XC and XCW off-road bikes available PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- How can you make a perfect day at the American Motorcyclist Association's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 20-22 in Lexington, Ohio, even more perfect? Include off-road demo rides on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course infield. For the first time at this popular annual event, KTM will have several of the company's new XC and XCW off-road bikes available for demonstration rides. Prospective buyers will get to see and experience the Austrian company's 2013 lineup.…
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MSF PROMOTES DR. RAY OCHS TO VICE PRESIDENT OF TRAINING SYSTEMS

Published on May 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Ochs Lauded for Leadership and Ingenuity in Motorcycle Safety Training IRVINE, CA - May 21, 2012 – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation congratulates Dr. Ray Ochs on his promotion to vice president of Training Systems. Lead creator of the groundbreaking MSF Basic RiderCourse, Ochs is a lifelong motorcyclist, a safety professional and academician. He joined the MSF full-time in 2002 as director of Training Systems, where he developed multiple courses to address the needs of different types of motorcycles and motorcyclists. In his new role as vice president, Ochs will oversee MSF curriculum development projects and RiderCoach certification processes, as…
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VETTER TO BE HONORED AS GRAND MARSHAL

Published on May 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
Craig Vetter to be honored as Grand Marshal at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member and noted designer Craig Vetter -- whose contributions to motorcycling range from the iconic Windjammer fairings and the Triumph X-75 Hurricane to the Mystery Ship limited-production high-performance motorcycles and a number of high-profile motorcycle fuel-economy contests -- will be honored as this year's grand marshal at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Rockers and Mods, July 20-22, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Vetter has been a member of the American Motorcyclist Association and a designer since…
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REPORT ON BASE EXPANSION IMPACT ON OFF-HIGHWAY RIDING SOUGHT

Published on May 21, 2012 under Born To Ride
Report on California base expansion impact on off-highway riding sought The U.S. House has approved legislative language that would require the Marine Corps to produce a report on how a proposed base expansion would affect off-highway riding near San Bernardino, Calif. The language is in an amendment that was offered by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 4310). The House passed the bill by a 299-120 vote on May 18. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration. The report would focus on the proposed expansion of the…
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