PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Generations of riders have been drawn to the adventure of motorcycling, and that spirit will be full display July 6-8 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, during 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield.
As one of the world's oldest motorcycle brands with a history that traces the most remote parts of the globe, Royal Enfield motorcycles capture the intrepid qualities of two-wheeled exploration. The brand's latest model, the Royal Enfield Himalayan, is the culmination of 116 years of history summed up by the model's "Built for All Roads, Built for No Roads" purpose.
"Motorcyclists have always been driven to chase new frontiers and explore the unknown, and we see that passion every year at America's grandest celebration of vintage motorcycles and the people who love them," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "We welcome Royal Enfield North America's support in 2018, and we're looking forward to them enhancing our action-packed schedule this year."
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield, includes national championship vintage racing in several disciplines; bike shows; seminars; vendors; live music at the Old Bike Barn Crossroads; exhibition racing; demo rides; the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, brought to you by Federal Motorcycle Transport; and more.
As part of Royal Enfield's participation in America's grandest celebration of vintage motorcycling, the company will offer prizes and giveaways and display several new models, including the all-new Himalayan. A Royal Enfield representative will be on location all weekend to discuss the company's model lineup.
"We are pleased to be a part of this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days," said Royal Enfield North America Senior Marketing Manager Bree Poland. "This event truly captures the essence of pure motorcycling and our current model lineup will fit in perfectly. It's been a long time coming, and we hope this is the beginning of a long partnership between Royal Enfield North America and AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield, will include a number activities inspired by adventure motorcycling.
Adventure-themed seminars include:
- Bear Harghton, owner of Old Bike Barn, will discuss his adventures riding through the Himalayan mountains.
- Carl Parker, publisher of ADVMoto magazine, will talk about the accessibility of adventure motorcycling.
- A panel of women motorcycling adventures, including Liza Miller, Stephanie Yue, Tiffany Camhi and Anita Munneke, will talk about breaking barriers during their motorcycling adventure through Pakistan.
- Wendy Crockett, owner of The Cyclesmiths, will talk discuss motorcycling maintenance and getting the most of enduring riding.
In addition, vendors will include adventure motorcycling companies such as Pine Barrens Adventure Camp Riding School, which will offer a display of adventure riding techniques; Scramblers & Schemers, a leading adventure gear retailer; ADVMoto magazine, which publishes reviews, ride reports and news about adventure motorcycling; and MotoGeo, an online media company that covers all aspects of adventure riding.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days tickets are on sale now. To buy your tickets, visit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by call (419) 884-4000. Children 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Free parking is also available on site.
Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling's legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame's website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
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