Advocacy

AMA: US Trade Rep won’t remove motorcycles from EU tariff negotiations

PICKERINGTON, OH – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional committee Thursday that while he is “sympathetic” to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, he cannot remove small-displacement European motorcycles from a proposed import tariff while negotiations continue in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef imports. “We need action, not sympathy,” said

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Riders For Health: Using motorcycles to save lives

By Bruce Scholten WHAT’S AS CHALLENGING as 200 mph MotoGP, World SuperBike, or MotoAmerica racing? One answer is Riders International’s life-saving health outreach via motorcycles, sidecars and pickups in seven African countries. Imagine transporting blood samples via dirtbike on rough roads from villages to laboratories during the Ebola crisis in Liberia in 2015 – and the thrill

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AMA supports National Historic Vehicle Register Act

PICKERINGTON, OH – The American Motorcyclist Association announced its support of a federal bill that would create a national register to preserve the records of historic vehicles, including motorcycles, which have made a significant impact on U.S. history and culture. The National Historic Vehicle Register Act (S. 966), introduced by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI.) and Rob

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Pied Piper 2017: Two lessons to be learned

WHAT INFORMATION do we gain from a mystery shopper survey? Granted, every year we hear about franchised Dealers who collectively do a better job selling the brand – and their own retail business – than others. BMW, which topped this year’s Pied Piper index, has been on an upward trajectory, building from a low score

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Top 100: Are the odds in your favor this year?

UPDATED: Final entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2017. HAVE the chances of winning a coveted Top 100 Dealer award increased this year? Once might think so, given that several longtime, repeat-winning dealerships aren’t entering the 25th anniversary competition. These dealerships have recused themselves from Top 100 due to their additional business relationship with Dealernews.

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