PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- On July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, will showcase the riders and machines that have made Kawasaki motorcycles famous for more than five decades in America.
"Since 1966, Kawasaki has delivered on its promise to provide American motorcyclists high-performance fun, sensible transportation, the keys to two-wheeled adventure and everything in between," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, will tell the stories of the men and women who have enjoyed Kawasaki's incredible machines, from the 1966 Samurai to the breathtaking 2017 Ninja H2R, and in the off-road arena, we've seen bikes like the legendary Bighorn and the championship-winning KX250F and KX450F motocross bikes.
"In addition, this partnership allows us to highlight some of the benefits of the AMA affinity program, including ROK, Powered by the AMA, designed for AMA members who are fans of Kawasaki motorcycles," Massey added.
Kawasaki has a rich heritage of performance, exemplified by the launch of the Mach III 500cc two-stroke triple in 1969 and then the legendary four-cylinder 900cc Z1 just four years later. Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA will have on display several historic machines from the company's private collection at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to celebrate that history.
Information about ROK, Powered by the AMA, also will be front and center throughout the event. ROK, Powered by the AMA, is an affinity membership of the association (see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/for-members/ROK/join). It is intended for members who are loyal to the Kawasaki brand and, as with all AMA affinity groups, it is available at no additional charge to AMA members. ROK, Powered by the AMA, members receive special benefits from Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, such as a 10 percent discount from all purchases at www.kawasaki.com.
"Kawasaki and ROK, Powered by the AMA, are proud to be a part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which draws tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts each year," said Greg Lasiewski, Senior Brand Communications/Sponsorships and ROK Specialist. "We encourage all Kawasaki riders to make the trip to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to experience this great event firsthand."
For more information about ROK, Powered by the AMA, see www.kawasaki.com/rok/whoweare.
AMA members will have the opportunity to join the ROK, Powered by the AMA, affinity group at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and receive special incentives directly from Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA.
The grand marshal for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, will be announced soon.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The event features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo rides, live music, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, brought to you by Federal Motorcycle Shipping, with nearly 1,000 independent vendors and much more. Moto Armory is sponsoring the off-road racing portion of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship.
The Old Bike Barn is sponsoring the Old Bike Barn Crossroads, which includes live music, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, club displays, a craft beer garden, vendors and more.
The full schedule of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days events is available at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
AMA members get a $15 ticket discount through June 5. To take advantage of the member discount, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Events/AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days-Tickets.
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