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CASEY STONER RETIRING

Published on May 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
Stoner to Retire at End of MotoGP Season SARTHE, France — Two-time and reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner says this will be his final season racing in MotoGP and he will retire at the end of the season. Stoner confirmed his retirement Thursday at Le Mans for this weekend’s round of the World Championship. “After a long time thinking, a lot of time talking with my family and my wife, this has been coming for a couple of years now but at the end of this 2012 season I will be not racing in the 2013 Championship. I will be…
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MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY

Published on May 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
Meaning of Memorial Day I have approached this subject several times over the years, Memorial Day is not the official start of summer, nor should it be the reason for a three day long weekend of parties, barbecues or car sales. Memorial Day has had several names over the 150 years of its existence however the reason for Memorial Day stays the same. The day is for honoring and showing respect for those who have been killed while serving in the military, beginning with the Civil War through current military engagements. Over the years Memorial Day has diminished as a…
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NEW PURELL ADVANCED INSTANT HAND SANITIZER

Published on May 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
New PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Formulations Deliver Next-Generation Skincare AKRON, Ohio - GOJO(r) announces the new PURELL(r) Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer - a next-generation family of products designed to offer unprecedented germ-fighting qualities and a skin-friendly formulation. PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer combines leading antimicrobial and skin care science with advanced germ-fighting protection in a formulation that's gentle and nurturing to hands. According to research, PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer formulations outperform other hand sanitizers ounce for ounce - even those with higher levels of alcohol. "Taking advantage of more than 60 years of skin health and hand hygiene…
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AMERICADE: AMA NATIONAL CONVENTION

Published on May 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
Americade: AMA National Convention comes to Lake George, N.Y., June 4-9 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to recognize Americade as an AMA National Convention for 2012. The AMA Premier Touring Series event will run June 4-9 in Lake George, N.Y. Attracting motorcyclists on all types of bikes, especially tourers, sport-tourers and cruisers, Americade offers some of the best riding in the country in addition to a full slate of events and entertainment. "Americade is one of America's grandest motorcycle vacations, and draws thousands of true motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy having a great time on two wheels,"…
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AMA VINTAGE DIRT TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Published on May 17, 2012 under Born To Ride
AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series sets sights on historic Peoria TT PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Fans of all eras of dirt-track competition will get a special treat this Aug. 24 and 26 when the period-correct vintage race bikes of the American Motorcyclist Association Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series converge on one of the country's most historic dirt-track venues in Peoria, Ill. "You don't get much more classic or unique than the Peoria TT, and we are excited that the rolling thunder of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series will visit the famed track," said AMA Director…
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KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES™ STREET DEMO DAYS

Published on May 16, 2012 under Born To Ride
Kawasaki Good Times™ Street Demo Days headed for sixth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference Early bird AMA member registration pricing ends today PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that Kawasaki Good Times Street Demo Days will be part of the demo ride program at the sixth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson City, Nev., on July 26-29. "Kawasaki motorcycles have a reputation for being sporty, trendy and well-engineered vehicles that every rider can appreciate," said Tigra Tsujikawa, AMA marketing manager. "We are excited that Kawasaki will be part of the demo…
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AWARD-WINNING ATV, DIRT BIKE AND SXS WHIP MOUNTS

Published on May 16, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Award-Winning ATV, Dirt Bike and SXS Whip Mounts Now on Shelves in 5 States   TRABUCO CANYON, Calif., May 15, 2012 – Celebrating its two-year anniversary, Wash-15 Offroad is pleased to announce its partnership with Chaparral Motorsports as its 30th retailer. The Wash-15 Whip Mount, the company’s signature product that has redesigned the traditional method of mounting and dismounting safety flags, is now available to riders in Chaparral’s San Bernardino superstore, online and through its catalog.   “The whip mount has been reinvented, and riders and dealers across the country are taking notice,” said Scott Shaffstall, co-founder and President…
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KYMCO USA DEMO RIDES AT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN & MOTORCYCLING CONFERENCE

Published on May 15, 2012 under Born To Ride
KYMCO USA Demo Fleet Headed to AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that powersports distributor KYMCO USA will provide scooter demo rides at the sixth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference. The conference will take place in Carson City, Nev., July 26-29. "KYMCO scooters are fun, practical and easy to ride," said Tigra Tsujikawa, AMA marketing manager. "With their automatic transmissions, they offer riders with little or no shifting experience a great opportunity to participate in the sport, and for more-experienced riders, they are an enjoyable and sensible approach…
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POWERFLOW III TWO INTO ONE EXHAUST FOR 2012 HARLEY-DAVIDSON DYNA SWITCHBACK

Published on May 14, 2012 under Born To Ride
Samson Exhaust Introduces the Powerflow III Two into One Exhaust for 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Brea, CA - Samson Exhaust is proud to introduce their new Powerflow III for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback. This powerful two into one exhaust generates it power through a series of chambers, which Samson refers to as the "Power Chamber" which helps condense and intensify exhaust flow, resulting in extremely high horsepower and torque. The results are incredible…Independent dyno testing has shown that by just changing out the stock pipes with this new Powerflow III two into one system, riders will experience up to…
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CONTENTION MESH JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Published on May 14, 2012 under Born To Ride
Allover Mesh Design Delivers Maximum Airflow MILWAUKEE  – The new men’s Contention Mesh Jacket (P/N 97275-12VM, starting at $110) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line features allover mesh construction with perforated panels for maximum airflow and resistance to abrasion. For increased rider comfort on hot days, built-in hydration pockets accept accessory hydration packs evaporative cooling. Additional pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armor for added protection. Adjustable cuff and waist tabs deliver a custom fit while four zippered pockets offer ample storage capacity. Available in white or black in S – 5XL and Tall sizes. For maximum hot…
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THE WARBIRD RETURNS FOR FXR MODELS

Published on May 11, 2012 under Born To Ride
Corbin’s Newly Redesigned Warbird Returns for FXR Models Hollister, CA- A lot has happened in the motorcycle industry in the last two decades: Big Tire Choppers...Classic Bobbers...return of the Cafe Racer...Stretched Baggers...But it seems the Warbird style Corbin introduced almost 20 years ago was never forgotten. This year Mike Corbin finally caved in to the myriad of requests and has redesigned the Warbird! The Warbird is a series of components designed to work together for a unified look or can be used individually to convert a stock Harley-Davidson FXR into a rolling work of art. Together the components capture the…
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ADDITIONAL SEMINARS FOR 2012 AMA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN & MOTORCYCLING CONFERENCE

Published on May 11, 2012 under Born To Ride LifeStyle
  AMA announces additional seminars for 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA is pleased to announce additional seminar offerings at the 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference. The conference will take place July 26-29 in Carson City, Nev. In keeping with the conference theme of "Ride Well," the seminar lineup includes topics that promote safety, health, awareness and preparation. "We are pleased to announce more additions to an already exciting seminar lineup at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference," said AMA Marketing Manager Tigra Tsujikawa. "These seminars will offer something for…
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D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy

Published on May 10, 2012 under Born To Ride
Fantasy of Flight presents   D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy Listen to the riveting experiences of the brave men who made history on June 6, 1944. You will be forever touched by these heroes, how they faced unfathomable fear, and their commitment of service to our country. The panelists for the symposium are: MAJ. Clifford Kantz LT. Hope Kirkendall SGT. Harold Heil SGT. Teddy Fisk SGT. Bob Franklin PFC. Paul Racicot Panelists are scheduled to appear and subject to change.   Fourth in our 2012 Symposium Series, this event will bring to life the true-life experiences of these courageous heroes…
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SUPPORT THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO AMERICAN

Published on May 9, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Support the 2012 International Six Days Enduro American squad with a U.S. team shirt PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that 2012 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) fund-raising shirts are now available for purchase. Proceeds from the shirts support the U.S. effort in the ISDE in Saxony, Germany, Sept. 24-29. To buy a shirt, just visit the AMA's online store at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > ISDE Team Info > Buy An Official T-Shirt. Antti Kallonen, who is managing the U.S. ISDE team with assistance from Robert Pearce, said that plans are coming together nicely for…
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WORLD WAR II VETERANS GATHER AT FANTASY OF FLIGHT TO SHARE REMEMBRANCES OF D-DAY

Published on May 8, 2012 under Born To Ride
World War II Veterans Gather at Fantasy of Flight to Share Remembrances of D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy May 11-12 Attraction Honors All Active Duty, Retired and Reserve Military with Free Admission May 1-31 and Celebrates Moms with Free Admission Mother's Day Weekend, May 10-13, when Accompanied by a Paid Guest POLK CITY, FL  - World War II has been the subject of countless books and movies, but few people have had the opportunity to hear what it was truly like from the men who fought in the trenches. On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, Fantasy of Flight…
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MOTO ARMORY TO PRESENT AMA VINTAGE MOTOCROSS GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Published on May 8, 2012 under Born To Ride
 Moto Armory is presenting sponsor of AMA Vintage Motocross Grand Championships, presented by Moto Armory   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome Moto Armory as the presenting sponsor of the 2012 AMA Motocross Vintage Grand Championships, presented by Moto Armory, taking place at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 20-22 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. "Moto Armory is the leader in commercially available museum-quality vintage motocross bike restorations, which makes them a perfect fit for the AMA Vintage Grand Championships," said AMA Director of Operations Jack Penton. "Their display is wonderful eye…
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