The 2020 AMA Grand Tours are wrapping up, but there’s still time to take part, riding at your own pace. The tour routes, checkpoints and rules are set by AMA-chartered organizers.Read more
With Halloween approaching it’s a great time to go on a spooky ride.
A good place to start? The Headless Horseman Bridge in Sleepy Hallow, N.Y.
Apparently there really was a Sleepy Hallow bridge that author Washington Irving made famous in the story The Legend of Sleepy Hallow 200 years ago. In the well-known tale, Ichabod Crane, fleeing a horseman with a pumpkin head, rode his horse, Gunpowder, across the wooden bridge at quite a clip.Read more
Electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles is offering its variety of dual sport machines again in 2021 including the DSR Black Forest, DSR and DS.
Zero says the Zero DSR Black Forest leads the pack and is outfitted for effortless adventure. The bike boasts a top speed of 102 mph, 116 foot-pounds of torque and a range of 157 miles in the city and 88 miles at 55 mph on the highway.Read more
The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows announced that beginning in the summer of 2021 it will present Progressive IMS Outdoors to showcase new motorcycles and products.
The shows mark a transition from traditional convention center shows to a new, open outdoor experience that IMS says will “create a festival-like atmosphere that promotes enthusiasts of all ages and levels to come together to better engage with products, each other, and the industry.”
Progressive Insurance has been the motorcycle shows’ title sponsor for 10 years.Read more
The 2021 Indian Scouts are available now, with an MSRP starting at $8,999 and new color schemes.
The Indian Motorcycle Company says the Scout lineup “offers both classically-styled and modernly-mean” designs.
“With a 61 cubic-inch (1,000cc) motor delivering 78 horsepower, the Scout Sixty and Scout Bobber Sixty are each approachable and attainable with an MSRP starting at $8,999,” Indian says. “Riders looking for more punch can opt for the 69 cubic-inch (1,133cc), 100-horsepower engine in the Scout and Scout Bobber.Read more
AMA partner Motool offers next-gen motorcycle tools and accessories, including its Slacker digital suspension tuner.
And as an AMA member, you get a 10 percent discount on Motool products.Read more
Privateer Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Happy Trails Racing FTR750) was in full spoiler mode at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, claiming his fourth-career Progressive American Flat Track premier-class victory in Friday night’s Progressive Charlotte Half-Mile I.
The opening half of the AFT SuperTwins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event took shape in expected fashion, matching up Grand National Championship title rivals Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) and Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750).Read more
Three things of note jump out after a three-HONOS Superbike race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: for starters, Italian Lorenzo Zanetti ended a winless drought for Ducati in AMA Superbike racing that dated back to 2010. Then there was Bobby Fong’s arrival as a bonafide MotoAmerica Superbike star with a weekend that saw him win two races and finish second in the only one he didn’t win. And it all wrapped up with the bow on top being the fact that Cameron Beaubier emerged from a somewhat difficult weekend with a fifth MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in his back pocket.Read more
Richie Escalante became the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after another perfect weekend on his HONOS Kawasaki.Read more
When AMA Life Member Roy Dyckman rides, he may be humming under his helmet a country song titled I’ve Been Everywhere.
In his 60 years of riding, the Ohio resident has visited enough locations and attended enough rallies to fill every inch of his riding vest with pins.
Dyckman is just one of several notable motorcyclists featured in the October issue of American Motorcyclist magazine. Others include second-generation racer Kody Kopp and California activist Ed Stovin.Read more
Louisiana may be known for great food, gators and the bayou. But it also has some great riding trails, and some of the best are the Claiborne Multi-Use Trails in the Kisatchie National Forest.
The Kisatchie National Forest has more than 604,000 acres of public land and 355 miles of trails for hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding and OHV use.
Among those trails are the 19-mile North Loop, 27-mile Woodworth Loop and 31-mile Boy Scout Loop of the Claiborne Trail system, which is in south Rapides Parish in the middle of the state.Read more
Take steps now to get your name in a drawing for a 2020 Yamaha XSR900 with an MSRP of $9,499 and other great prizes while supporting the AMA and motorcycling.
The XSR900 is the Grand Prize in the 2020 AMA Member Sweepstakes. Other prizes include a SHOEI helmet of your choice, a Helite Moto airbag vest, a Cardo Systems Packtalk Bold JBL and an Aerostich R3 one-piece suit.
For your chance to win, just renew your Life Member Plus membership by the end of the year. To renew, log into your account at americanmotorcyclist.com or call (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646). The drawing will be held in January.Read more
AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association, designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events in the United States and around the world.Read more
National champions will be crowned during a six-race EnduroCross series, a closed-course extreme off-road discipline organized by Cycle City Promotions and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.
The series, which gets underway Oct. 23, pits riders head-to-head for a chance to win an AMA National Championship at the end of the season.Read more
Biketoberfest is a go for Oct. 15-18 in Volusia County, Fla., but the annual gathering of motorcycling enthusiasts likely will be smaller than in its previous 28 years.Read more
Minnesota offers more than 2,000 miles of mapped trails with many of them well-maintained and very scenic. Some of the best are the Nemadji State Forest OHV Trails on the east side of the state.
The area is popular among riders in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Many riders are in the Twin Cities during the week, then on weekends make the two-hour drive north to Nemadji, which is just south of Duluth and east of Nickerson.
The Nemadji State Forest OHV Trails are nice because of the variety of scenery for rideRead more
For riders looking for a decked-out 2021 touring rig, Indian Motorcycle may have just what they’re looking for with its new Roadmaster Limited.
The Roadmaster Limited is powered by Indian Motorcycle’s air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 engine that produces 126-foot pounds of torque.Read more
Having a service manual for your bike makes life a lot easier when you need to fix a problem, or when you want to make sure you are properly maintaining your machine.
After all, a service manual is used by factory technicians to perform services from basic fluid changes to complete engine teardowns so it has all the information you need to repair and maintain your machine. Add a parts book to your mini-library and you’re ready for just about anything.
Factory manuals are available. They’re not cheap, but well worth the price.Read more
For a great time riding in northeastern Tennessee plan a stay at the Ride Royal Blue Resort that caters to ATV and motorcycle riders.
Near the town of Pioneer, Ride Royal Blue offers everything you need from excellent trails and scenery to motorhome and tent camping spots to cabins and more.
The resort connects to the Tennessee Wildlife Management Area called Royal Blue and Sundquist in the Cumberland Mountains in Campbell County, Tenn., offering more than 600 miles of trails covering 200,000 acres.Read more
Oil is the lifeblood of most motorcycles, and AMA Partner Blendzall offers AMA members a discount on oil and more to keep their bikes running in tip-top shape.
The Ohio-based lubricant company gives AMA members a 20 percent discount on all Blendzall racing lubricants and merchandise at blendzall.com.Read more