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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days announces bike show, entertainment

Old Bike Barn Crossroads features vendors, music, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show

The Old Bike Barn Crossroads at 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Honda, includes live music by six bands, vintage motorcycle clubs,...

AMA Regional Championships kick off this weekend for 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil

Riders to battle for opportunity to compete for AMA National No. 1 plates

Amateur motocross riders across the nation begin the final stage of qualifying this weekend at the AMA Regional Championships to earn starting...

Bike show, riding exhibitions to entertain crowd at 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Honda

Wall of Death, Xtreme Trials Riders to put on daredevil riding shows during event

Two daredevil riding exhibitions and a stellar vintage bike show will entertain the crowds at 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Honda,...

Federal Motorcycle Transport sponsors 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet

Huge swap meet includes motorcycles and parts across more than 800 vendor spaces

Federal Motorcycle Transport is the title sponsor for the largest motorcycle swap meet in North America, to be held at AMA Vintage Motorcycle...

From newbies to longtime riders, hundreds turn out for bike night

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame hosts spring fundraiser

Hundreds of motorcyclists converged Saturday, May 18, on the Pickerington, Ohio, campus of the American Motorcyclist Association and the AMA...

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AMA Press Releases

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame extends condolences on passing of Gene Romero

Racer was 1970 AMA Grand National Champion, 1975 Daytona 200 Winner

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the American Motorcyclist Association offer condolences to the family and friends of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Gene Romero, who passed away on May 12 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 71.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Gene Romero (3).

Romero was one of the best-known motorcycle racers in the United States during late 1960s and early '70s. He won the AMA Grand National Championship in 1970 riding for Triumph.

Romero won 12 AMA nationals during his 16-year racing career. He was one of the early riders to bring sponsorship into the sport from outside the motorcycling industry. In 1970, Romero won the prestigious AMA Most Popular Rider of the Year Award.

The biggest win of Romero's career was the 1975 Daytona 200. He rode the first half of the race in fourth place on his factory Yamaha. Then he poured on the speed, passing Giacomo Agostini and Steve Baker and taking the lead when Steve McLaughlin crashed. Romero cruised to victory for his only win in 14 Daytona 200 starts.

Romero was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

For more information about Romero and his motorcycling career, visit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Industry Press Releases

Project Triumph TE-1

Creating UK electric motorcycle capability

Triumph Motorcycles announces a unique collaboration with UK industry experts, academic leaders and Innovate UK, to develop specialist electric...

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Event takes place May 11-12

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1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast named “Best of Show” at 11th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

More than 3,000 people attended

A 1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast owned by California’s Sam Roberts was awarded “Best of Show” out of more than 350 entrants today at...

The new KTM SX and cross-country range is out now!

11 motorcycles included in MY2020 lineup

The world-beating KTM SX motocross range just got better. From the junior KTM 50 SX right up to the KTM 450 SX-F powerhouse, the model year 2020...

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