AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Got a cool Husqvarna motorcycle? Want to show it off? BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 19-21 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, is just the place.

This year’s event shines the spotlight on the riders and champions of Husqvarna. As part of the festivities, the American Motorcyclist Association will be putting Husky owners front and center in a number of ways.

“Husqvarna has a grand tradition in the U.S., from helping jumpstart AMA motocross competition in this country, to the brand’s success in off-road racing, but none of that would have been possible without the champions and riders of Husqvarna,” said Grant Parsons, the AMA’s director of communications and marketing. “This year’s BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days celebrates those riders in a number of ways. We can’t wait to greet all the riders — and their Husqvarnas — at the event.”

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Seven historic figures took their places among motorcycling’s greatest legends Friday, Nov. 16, at the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM. The ceremony is part of the American Motorcyclist Association Legends Weekend, powered by Paul Thede’s Race Tech, held at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa.

Hosted by actor motorcyclist Perry King, the event honored the Hall of Fame Class of 2012: the late Rod Bush, KTM North America president and industry visionary; world championship roadracing tuner Nobby Clark; off-road racing champion Ty Davis; 1975 AMA Supercross Champion Jimmy Ellis; pioneering female motocrosser Sue Fish; world-class bike restorer Brian Slark; and the late iconic race starter Al Wilcox.

In addition to the class of 2012, the induction ceremony recognized the outstanding careers of two existing Hall of Famers as Hall of Fame Legends: 1998 inductees Mert Lawwill and Malcolm Smith. Harley-Davidson Motor Co., honored Lawwill’s recognition, while Tucker Rocky/Riders’ Choice sponsored Smith. Troy Lee Designs honored filmmaker and Hall of Fame member Bruce Brown, the director of the 1970 film “On Any Sunday,” which featured Lawwill and Smith.

Kawasaki Motors Corporation, U.S.A. was the sponsor for the dinner that preceded the gala ceremony. Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame, welcomed a sold-out crowd to the dinner and ceremony, voicing appreciation for their support.

January 20, 2012 – New York, NY – The distinct retro flair of the golden age of motorcycling is one that only Husqvarna can genuinely embody. The Husky marque is the definitive emblem of an era, and one that continues to symbolize bold innovation, classic design and timeless passion. Husqvarna’s distinctive 1970′s vibe is revisited in the Concept Baja – where vintage meets technology, and legendary style is redefined.


Vintage allure isn’t all this trek-touring design has to offer; performance is what makes the Concept Baja truly exceptional. Ideal for the casual rider as well as the committed enthusiast, The Baja will continue the trek well after the pavement ends.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – It may not be spring in every corner of America, but that won’t stop tens of thousands of American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) members from enjoying the thrill of motorcycling during AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! Week, April 4-10.

The first week of AMA Get Out and Ride! Month kicks off a month-long online celebration of all things motorcycling, including the giveaway of some great prizes. Taking center stage in AMA Get Out and Ride! Month are AMA members and other motorcyclists. Many have already begun putting their riding plans into action.

“I already got stuck in two snowstorms this month here [in northeastern Pennsylvania], but will suit up [April 1] just to support the opening day of Get Out and Ride!” wrote Ron Lieback on the AMA Get Out and Ride Facebook page. “I already have my first four-day trip planned down south in two weeks time, so I’m hoping Mother Nature directs her snow-making ways far north!”

“82 degs F in [Las] Vegas and ridin’ my BMW R1200GS Adventure,” said Robert Starling.

Texan Greg Todd wrote: “”Here in Texas, motorcycling is like BBQing: it’s not seasonal. So I try to ride at least once a day.”

Sandy Langford Reece echoes the sentiments of many: “I’ll be riding!!!!”

Motorcyclists looking to ride “their way” can take advantage of some cool opportunities in 2011 with AMA Grand Tours with KOA Along the Way, which allow riders to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule. A typical AMA Grand Tour program directs riders to visit a designated number of checkpoints and then document their visits. For 2011 there are four excellent AMA Grand Tours:

* AMA Right to Ride Grand Tour (Ride for your Rights!)

* SCMA Four Corners Grand Tour

* Midnight Riders Travel the USA with KOA Grand Tour

* Eddie’s Road & Team Strange Airheads Smoke Chasing 2011 Grand Tour
For details about AMA Grand Tours with KOA Along the Way, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding > Street > Grand Tours.