Advocacy

AMA: Industry satisfied with revised off-road legislation in California

PICKERINGTON, OH – California legislators passed two bills that extend the state’s nationally renowned off-highway vehicle recreation program and provide more stability for the program’s future, the American Motorcyclist Association announced. Senate Bill 249 “extends the operation of the California Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program indefinitely, eliminating a provision that historically had required periodic re-authorization

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ORIR: Federal policy should consider outdoor recreation industry impact

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) met with U.S. Commerce Dept. Secretary Wilbur Ross and other administration officials July 27 to discuss outdoor recreation’s importance to the U.S. economy, how increased partnerships can grow jobs, and how trade agreements impact the industry. Outdoor recreation, including powersports, boating, RV and other

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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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