PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Several motorcycle manufacturers will be on hand to offer demo rides on their latest models at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on July 7-9.
KTM North America, Janus Motorcycles, and Cleveland Cyclewerks will offer street-riding demos in the upper paddock.
Zero demos are in the middle paddock.
GasGas will offer off-road demo rides in the motocross area.
Visit the manufacturers' displays early each day to see the demo schedules and book your ride. And check www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/lets-ride for more information on each manufacturer.
A valid motorcycle endorsement is required for street-riding demos. Some manufacturers also have age and restrictions and gear requirements to participate. Individual manufacturers will share their safety rules when you sign up for a ride.
For 2017, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, celebrates the riders and machines that have made Kawasaki motorcycles famous for more than five decades in America. In addition, the AMA affinity group for fans of Kawasaki — ROK, Powered by the AMA — also will be front and center throughout the event. AMA members who join the ROK, Powered by the AMA, receive special benefits from Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, such as a 10 percent discount from all purchases at www.kawasaki.com. For more information, see www.kawasaki.com/rok/whoweare.
An annual fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo rides, a swap meet with nearly 1,000 independent vendors and much more.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com (click on "Tickets") 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.
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