AMA President Testifies Against New Tariff

AMA President Testifies Against New Tariff

A proposed 100 percent tariff on European motorcycles would harm U.S. consumers by pricing affected models beyond the reach of American families, American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman told a federal trade committee today. Dingman said motorcycles should be removed from the list of products included in the proposed tariff. “Many of the European-produced motorcycles in the affected categories are available at reasonable prices that allow for entire…

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Nick Beaulieu New King of Custom Builders

New King of Custom Motorcycle Builders Named

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday. “Winning such a prestigious competition is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a teenager,” said…

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales Slump

Harley Sales Numbers Slump

Harley-Davidson on Tuesday revealed gloomy sales ahead after soft results last year, due to weakness in the American market. The chief of the iconic motorcycle brand said he hopes to turn the company’s fortunes around by drawing in new, younger, fans, and introducing dozens of new models. Net profit for 2016 fell eight percent to $692.1 million, as motorcycle sales dropped nearly two percent, faltering especially hard in the fourth…

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AMA Asks DOT to Include Bikes in V2V Technology

AMA Asks DOT to add V2V Technology to Motorcycles

Mandating vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in new cars can benefit all road users, but motorcyclists demand to be included in the discussion, planning and implementation of the policies and regulations governing the rollout, the American Motorcyclist Association said today. “We have been representing the interests of the motorcycling community since Day 1 on this issue,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. “We certainly recognize and appreciate the potential…

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The American Motorcyclist Association has welcomed American Honda’s and Indian Motorcycle’s support for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s 2016 induction ceremony, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “Numerous AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers, from engine tuners to ambassadors to champions, made their marks with Honda motorcycles,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “The Class…

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New American Flat Track Built at Daytona

Daytona American Flat Track Tri Oval

An exciting change is happening to one of Daytona International Speedway’s (DIS) most popular Bike Week events. Daytona International Speedway is proud to announce that American Flat Track will debut its 2017 season inside the “World Center of Racing” on a one-of-a-kind .6-mile TT course. The DAYTONA TT, scheduled on the evening of Thursday, March 16, will feature powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class, while spirited single-cylinder machines…

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AMA to Re-Brand Amercian Flat Track Series

AMA American Flat Track Series Race

 AMA Pro Racing has proudly announced the official rebranding of the all-new American Flat Track (AFT) series – formerly known as AMA Pro Flat Track. The rebranding of the series coincides with the dawn of a new era for America’s favorite motorcycle sport, which includes a restructured class system as well as a re-envisioning of the event format. While holding true to the legacy of a sport rich in history, the modifications…

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Indian Motorcycles Returns to Brookfield

Indian Motorcycles Dealership

Brookfield Indian Motorcycles will open for business later this week, marking the first dealership in Connecticut for the revived U.S.-made motorcycle brand. Indian motorcycles were made in the U.S. from 1901 to 1953 and started again in 2013. “This is another great icon in America. It stands for what this country can still conceive and manufacture for U.S. consumers,” Robert V. Gaulin, owner of Brookfield Indian Motorcycle, said. “We need…

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