Kelly Johnson Dies on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

Kelly Johnson Died on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

An accomplished, 24-year-old motorcycle racer died on the last turn of her last lap Sunday at the Portland International Raceway ( PIR ), officials said. Kelly Johnson, a Sauvie Island resident and previous champion who holds a lap record at PIR, died immediately from an impact with a wall about 3 p.m., said Chris Page, president of the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association. “She was a known personality in the…

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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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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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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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