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AMA Has A Beef With Proposed 100-Percent Tariff On Motorcycles

Proposed beef motorcycle tariff

What do motorcycles and beef have to do with each other? That’s what the American Motorcyclist Association would like to know, as it speaks out against a proposed 100 percent tariff on European-made motorcycles with a engine size between 51cc and 500cc. The tariff is part of a trade dispute over, of all things, the use of hormones in U.S. ...

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A Brief History of Motorcycle Ice Racing

Ice Racing in Europe

It’s the early 20th century, and you are an enthusiast in the relatively new pastime of motorcycling. The trouble is, it’s winter. What’s a motorcyclist to do? Why, fit your tires with sharp metal spikes and ride it on the ice, of course! And, as tends to happen, it wasn’t long before someone (or someones) came up with the bright ...

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2017 Triumph Street Triple S, R and RS – First Look

2017 Triumph Street Triple S, R and RS.

Good things come in threes: the Three Stooges, the Three Little Pigs, the number of times you have to say “Beetlejuice” in order to summon an obnoxiously dressed and endearingly silly Michael Keaton…and the 2017 Triumph Street Triple family. Read our First Ride Review of the 2017 Triumph Bobber. Read our First Look Review of the 2017 Triumph Street Cup. ...

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Polaris Announces They Will Wind Down Victory Motorcycles

2017 Victory Motorcycles lineup

In a surprise announcement this morning, Polaris Industries is going to discontinue the Victory Motorcycles brand effective immediately. According to the press release, “Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Today’s announcement does not affect any ...

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Honda Debuts Self-Balancing Motorcycle at CES

Honda Riding Assist self-balancing concept bike. (Photo courtesy of Honda)

Remember a couple of months back, when BMW announced their crazy futuristic Vision Next 100 concept bike? Well, Honda has jumped into the ring with their own self-balancing bike, and rather than looking like something out of the latest Hollywood blockbuster Sci-Fi movie, their Riding Assist motorcycle looks pretty much like a current NC700X–albeit with a robotic-looking LED headlight fairing. ...

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Ten Great Photography Tips for Your Next Long Ride

Motorcycle Photo Tips

Whether you’re an aspiring contributor to Rider magazine or just want to have the best possible visual memories from your motorcycle adventures, these 10 photo tips will help you make better photographs. Notice that I said “make” rather than “take” better photos. Creating good images involves more than snapping a shutter button—it’s a process that combines a working knowledge of ...

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AMA Government Relations Office Open House, Jan. 19

AMA logo

The American Motorcyclist Association’s Government Relations Department is hosting an open house from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, at its Washington D.C. office. Both AMA members and nonmembers are welcome to join the AMA’s government relations team for coffee, hot cocoa and light snacks and a chance to get to know the people who advocate for motorcyclists’ rights. If ...

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Top 12 Stories of 2016

Corporal Quinn Redeker of the Ventura Police Department.

Welcome to 2017! The fruitcake is all gone (or in the trash), the champagne bottles are empty and most of us have already blown our New Year’s resolution diets. Heck, we’re still trying to figure out what day it is. With more than 100 new or updated motorcycles announced for 2017, we’re going full throttle soon enough. Before we hit ...

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