Saddlemen Sponsors New AMA Rookie Of The Year Award

Thanks to a new deal with Saddlemen, AMA has announced the return of the Rookie of the Year program to its AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track competitions, reports Cycle News. Saddlemen, which makes motorcycle seats and accessories, will be putting up $5,000 for the winner of the award. All riders in […]

US House Bill Has Trails Funding, No Money For Motorcycle Checkpoints

Renewed funding for motorized trails and a ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints are included in a major federal transportation bill being considered by a key U.S. House committee, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to vote Feb. 2 on a transportation funding authorization bill — H.R. […]

American Motorcyclist Association Supports Senator’s Stand On Helmets

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) praised U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) for standing up against a proposal that would have indirectly forced states to pass mandatory helmet laws. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) was poised to introduce the proposal on Dec. 14 during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on S. 1449 — […]

Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Adds Five New Members

The American Motorcycle Association recently inducted five motorcycling icons into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The “Class of 2011″ included magazine editor Phil Schilling, motocross promoter Stu Peters, roadracing champ Doug Polen, industry leader Fred Fox and motorcycle pioneer Norbert Schickel. “What an event this has been,” actor and motorcycle enthusiast Perry King, who hosted […]

IIHS Calls For Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

The IIHS is a non-profit organization funded by insurance companies and dedicated to cutting down on accidents. The group is highly-regarded for their “top safety picks” in both the automotive and motorcycle worlds (although they have faced some criticism from the American Motorcyclist Association in the past). The IIHS recently submitted a report to the […]