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Honda, Harley-Davidson to offer demo rides at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres

Event takes place July 5-7 in Lexington, Ohio

Honda and Harley-Davidson will be on hand to offer demo rides on many of their current models at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented...

Racing registration discounts end July 1 for 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycles Days presented by Avon Tyres

Registration at the track will be $10 more

Racers planning to compete at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres have only until July 1 to complete the pre-event...

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Scott Summers to be co-grand marshal at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres

Joins Hall of Famer Bubba Shobert for July 5-7 event

he American Motorcyclist Association welcomes AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Scott Summers as co-grand marshal of the 2019 Honda AMA Vintage...

Seven members of JarHeads Motorcycle Club killed in New Hampshire crash

Suspect arrested Monday, charged with negligent homicide

The 23-year-old who drove a pickup truck into 10 motorcyclists, killing seven of them, was arrested today, June 24, and charged with seven counts...

American Motorcyclist Association to field team for 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

Three riders to represent the United States at international event

The American Motorcyclist Association announces the three riders who will represent the United States at the 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World...

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AMA Press Releases

American Motorcyclist Association to sanction 2019 AMA Grand Prix National Championship Series

AMA promoting partner for new off-road national championship series is Big 6 Grand Prix Series Inc.

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is sanctioning a new off-road championship in 2019, the AMA Grand Prix National Championship Series.

The series, organized and run by Big 6 Grand Prix Series Inc., features eight rounds of off-road racing at circuits in California, Arizona and Nevada.

The start of the 2018 Big 6 Grand Prix Series event at Adelanto, Calif. Photo by Mark Kariya

The inaugural season as an AMA National Championship Series kicks off Jan. 19-20 in Adelanto, Calif. The off-road series previously was sanctioned by the AMA at the regional level as the AMA West Coast Grand Prix Championship Series.

"This is the first AMA national championship in the grand prix off-road racing discipline," AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. "Grand prix is the latest racing discipline to be recognized in the AMA, and we look forward to working with Big 6 Grand Prix Series Inc. to build interest and participation in this exciting form of motorcycle racing."

Off-road grand prix racing encompasses elements of motocross, off-road and track racing into a single discipline. Typical grand prix race courses are between 5 and 10 miles long, with races lasting between 45 and 90 minutes. The format has been used for many years at events throughout the United States, and was added to the AMA Amateur Racing Rulebook in 2017.

This new national championship features classes for motorcycles and ATVs, as well as youth classes.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to operate the new AMA Grand Prix National Championship Series," Big 6 Grand Prix Series Inc. Chairman Kurt Hintz said. "We look forward to partnering with the AMA to grow its newest national championship and are looking forward to an exciting 2019 season."

The Big 6 Grand Prix Series was started in 1995 by six motorcycle clubs in AMA District 37 and has 23 years of experience operating a grand prix racing series.

Industry Press Releases

Husqvarna Motorcycles launch first ever electric motorcycle, the all-new EE 5

Electric-powered competition minicycle breaks new ground with pioneering design and state-of-the-art technology

Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to launch the new EE 5 — an electric engine minicycle that continues the brand’s pioneering motocross...

Kawasaki announces 2020 KX and KLX motorcycle models

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Coalition For Recreational Trails honors outstanding trail projects and state program

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Husqvarna Motorcycles launch new generation MY20 enduro range

The all-new TE and FE range introduce major engine and chassis developments matched to premium technology and progressive enduro functionality

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1969’s ‘Easy Rider’ turns 50 by cruising back to movie theaters across America for two days only: July 14 and 17

Restored 4K version of ‘Easy Rider’ makes its debut at Cannes Classics before heading to U.S. cinemas

Massively influential and enormously popular, “Easy Rider” became the film event for an entire generation when it was released on July...

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