Bill introduced to exempt kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles from federal ‘lead law’

With the deadline fast approaching that would effectively ban the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) has introduced legislation to end the ban, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Jan. 25, Rehberg introduced H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, which would exempt kids’ off-highway […]

Motocycle Hall of Fame adds nine

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame has nine new members after the induction ceremony held this weekend at the AMA Legends and Champions Weekend in Las Vegas. Eyvind Boyeson, Don Castro, Larry Coleman, Clark Collins, David Emde, Mitch Payton, Bruce Ogilvie and John and Rita Gregory were all added in a ceremony honoring the heritage of […]

Lawmakers Urge Suspension of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Federal lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend a grant program that provides money for law enforcement agencies to set up motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. In a letter dated Sept. 30, House members told LaHood that safety-related funds would be better spent […]

AMA Seeks Suspension of Grant Program that Targets Motorcyclists

A federal traffic safety agency is offering law enforcement agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up checkpoints that target only motorcyclists, and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) wants to know why. The AMA has asked the agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to suspend the grant program until questions raised by […]

Economic Issues Focus of Annual MIC Meeting

The Motorcycle Industry Council conducted its members-only annual meeting in Indianapolis today in conjunction with the 2010 Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo. “The MIC best serves its membership by serving the marketplace,” said MIC President Tim Buche. “And right now that means promoting initiatives that focus on current and prospective motorcyclists, implementing programs like Revive […]