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
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
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
Since 2020 marks Suzuki’s 100th anniversary as a company, Suzuki reports its newest GSX-Rs will boast 100th Anniversary Edition colors.
The early release 2021 GSX-R1000, GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 will be decked out in a 100th Anniversary Edition color scheme featuring the iconic blue and slate silver that adorned Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s. The paint scheme is shared by Suzuki’s MotoGP GSX-RRs.Read more
Northwestern Pennsylvania offers fantastic riding opportunities in the Allegheny National Forest, which offers more than 100 miles of trails.
The Marienville and Timberline OHV trails are the most popular. Just a short drive away are the Rocky Gap and Willow Creek trails.
Hardwood forest dominates the area, with scenic trout streams meandering through the valleys, and ridges with scenic vistas that make for great riding.
The Marienville ATV/Bike Trail offers 14 miles of trails. The trailhead is on state Route 66 11 miles east of the town of Marienville or 15 miles southwest of Kane. The parking areas offer good parking and toilets. This trail allows ATVs, motorcycles and bicycles. Pay attention to the trail markers since some of the trails are two-way. Even on one-way trails, be careful because there may be riders mistakenly going the wrong way.Read more
What’s it take to win enduros at the highest levels? What was it like racing motocross during its infancy in America? What were the challenges in running championship-winning racing efforts for Honda and Kawasaki?
Get the answers to those questions and more from the people who actually tackled those challenges, and succeeded. People like eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion Dick Burleson, MX pioneer Gunnar Lindstrom, Honda Racing leader Gary Mathers and Kawasaki Racing guru Rob Muzzy.Read more
If you’re an older rider you may have gotten your off-road riding start on a Honda CT step-through trail bike. Well, Honda is bringing back that machine with its all-new 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS (CT125).
The bike “resurrects a revered brand by injecting a healthy dose of practical design and hassle-free technology to create a miniMOTO that, much like the Super Cub and Monkey, pays tribute to the past while adapting easily to modern lifestyles,” Honda said.Read more
For a variety of off-highway riding experiences, head off to the Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area in Kentucky.
Located in the middle of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Turkey Bay offers about 100 miles of trails for many different riding experiences.
No matter which season you choose to visit Turkey Bay, the surrounding heavily wooded hills and valleys come alive with color. Redbud and dogwood bloom in early spring, the forest turns a lush green all summer and the changing leaves in the fall provide a variety of blazing colors.Read more
Meet motorcycle artist Rich Lee, learn what AMA member John L. Stein has discovered in 50 years of riding, and get the inside scoop on what is happening in your state motorcycle-wise in the September 2020 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine.Read more