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June ‘American Motorcyclist’ features electric dirt bikes, Arkansas road rides

If you want the latest scoop on off-highway riding on electric motorcycles in the United States or are looking for some scenic roads to ride through Arkansas, then the May 2020 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine has you covered.

The magazine is chock full of other information, including the winners of the latest information AMA Board of Directors awards, government relations news from around the country and a couple thoughtful columns. AMA President and CEO Rob Dingeman wrote about the COVID-19 crisis and personal freedoms while AMA Member Joanna Duda wrote about parting ways with a well-used touring machine.

If you want tips on how to take great pics, motorcycling photographer extraordinaire Jeff Kardas offers his insights. If you like classic machines, there’s a story about a 1954 Vincente Rapide that is currently on loan to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

You can read the dirt and street issues of American Motorcyclist online. Would you like an actual paper magazine? You can get it at home if you’re a Life Member Plus subscriber. Call AMA Member Services at (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646) to join for just $29 a year. The membership includes a hard copy of the magazine, AMA roadside assistance that covers all the motorcycles, cars, trucks and RVs in your household and more benefits.

The electric off-road bike feature is a thoughtful look at how electric machines are changing off-road riding. The story points out that electric bikes address two of the biggest objections from anti-OHV forces to motorcycles on public trails (sound and pollution from gas engines). The article also describes the experience of riding an electric machine and notes that electric bikes are easy to ride and maintain.

The story also includes key specs on a dozen electric off-road motorcycles.

The Arkansas road-riding feature written by David Bell paints a picture of riding through the Ozarks Mountains and experiencing its quaint towns, winding roads and stunning scenery.

You get all that and more in the June 2020 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine.