You may be stuck at home because of the coronavirus restrictions, but you can still start planning for an overseas long-distance ride or perform some basic maintenance on your motorcycle. The May 2020 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine tells you how. You can read the dirt or street issues online

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Ohio offers some great off-road riding with 145 miles of trails in the Wayne National Forest near Nelsonville in the southeastern part of the state. The Wayne National Forest is more than just one area. There are three separate riding areas. Monday Creek is the closest to the Columbus metro

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You can’t talk about motorcycling in the 1990s without remembering “Mr. Daytona” Scott Russell, AMA Supersport champ Miguel Duhamel and the “King of Supercross” Jeremy McGrath, who all were eventually inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Here’s a look at those awe-inspiring racers and other notable people and

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BMW Motorrad has been building motorcycles for almost 100 years, so when the company decided to reach back in time for styling and no-frills technology for a new cruiser it had plenty of bikes to choose from. The exercise resulted in the 2021 BMW R 18 cruiser, which BMW Motorrad

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Now’s your chance to win a 2020 Yamaha XSR900 while supporting the AMA. The XSR900, with an MSRP of $9,499, is the Grand Prize in the 2020 AMA Member Sweepstakes. In addition to the XSR900 and other annual prizes, the AMA is offering monthly and quarterly prizes as well. Annual

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Learn about an exciting new form of off-road racing called a sprint enduro in the April issue of American Motorcyclist magazine. Or, if you’re a road rider, be sure to read about touring tips to help make this riding season one of your best. You can read the dirt or

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For some good riding in Kansas check out the Syracuse Sand Dune Park in Syracuse. It features 1,300 acres of prime dunes open for riding. Syracuse is just 15 minutes south of the Colorado border along Highway 50. A rancher had leased the dunes but the lease expired allowing the

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Great years for motorcycling The 1980s were great years for motorcycling with some remarkable motorcycle makers, motorcycling champions and, simply, motorcycles. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from that decade. In 1980, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ricky Johnson turned 16 and earned his pro license. He failed

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Are you tired of sitting down in front of the TV and watching football and basketball reruns, dire news reports and old war movies? Cheer up! We have some great motorcycle movie and documentary suggestions for you. You should be able to find these on streaming services such as Amazon

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You can do something special for yourself and your family by upgrading your AMA Life Member status to Life Member Plus. Motorcyclists in this elite class are enrolled in the AMA Roadside Assistance Plus program that covers all of the motorcycles, cars, trucks and RVs in the AMA Life Member

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When the 1992 Yamaha special edition Vance & Hines FZR 600 came screaming down the street, people noticed. Not because of its performance but because of the magenta, yellow and black paint job that mimicked the Vance & Hines Yamaha Racing roadrace team paint. In 1972 future AMA Motorcycle Hall

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If you want to experience 2,700 acres of off-road riding fun, grab some riding buddies or your family and head out to the Red River Motorcycle Trails in Bulcher, Texas. Red River was established 1972 and has come to be known by several different names. Bulcher and Muenster are two

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Before seriously starting your riding season, there are a few things you should consider doing. License: Check now to be sure your license isn’t about to expire. If it is, make arrangements now to get a new one. Be sure your new license incudes your motorcycle endorsement. That’s also important

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If you’ve been forced to stay home like many of us, you may be running out of things to do around the house. Actually, that’s a good thing. Grab some popcorn, plop down in front of your smart TV or computer and enjoy these 10 motorcycling movies and documentaries. You

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Nelson Rigg USA is offering AMA members a 20 percent discount on all its brands like Nelson Rigg Journey soft luggage for streetbikes, tourers and cruisers as well as Rigg-Gear products for ATVs and UTVs. The company also has products for dual sport and adventure-touring riders, including the company’s Sahara

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A lot of riders are forced to spend long hours inside the house these days. But we can still have some motorcycling fun. For example, have you ever daydreamed about owning your own motorcycle repair shop, or riding the famed Isle of Man TT? How about doing insane tricks on

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For many of us, the 1970s were some of the best years in motorcycling history. Here’s a look back at some of the things that made the 1970s a great motorcycling decade. In 1970, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Dick Mann won the Daytona 200 on the new Honda CB750.

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A 1967 Husqvarna 360 used by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bud Ekins to earn an International Six Day Trial gold medal sold for $15,000 at the Mecum motorcycle auction held March 11-14 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Other Hall of Famer-related motorcycles sold at the auction include

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The weather is finally getting good enough in most of the country to get out and ride. Here are seven tips to get you started. First, check your bike. Fresh fuel, fresh oil, chain oiled, hydraulic fluids topped off or replaced, fresh coolant, tires in good shape, all bolts tight,

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Let the world know that you are a serious rider and that you support riders’ freedoms by proudly wearing an AMA Life Member patch and a pin. You can get those, and more, at www.amagear.com. The patches and pins show everyone that you belong to the largest motorcyclist advocacy organization

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