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Kyle Wyman wins 78th running of the Daytona 200

MotoAmerica AMA Superbike rider scores first career Daytona 200 victory in dramatic fashion

The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates rider Kyle Wyman on winning the 78th edition of the Daytona 200.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bubba Shobert to be Grand Marshal of 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Honda

Event returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 5-7

The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes three-time AMA Grand National Champion and AMA Superbike champion Bubba Shobert as Grand Marshal of...

Pfanders, Smith win multiple titles as 2019 AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship Series comes to a close

18 riders win AMA No. 1 plates at conclusion of AMA Major Event

Bradon Pfanders and Colton Smith won multiple championships as the three-round 2019 AMA Bike Week Flat Track Series, an AMA Major Event, concluded...

Motorcyclists bring energy, excitement to Daytona Beach Main Street

Thousands of Daytona Bike Week attendees enjoy festivities

Main Street was the place to be Monday night as throngs of 2019 Daytona Bike Week attendees crowded the beachside strip.

Frye, DiFranceso, Thrasher among class champions at 2019 Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross event

23 amateur riders win AMA No. 1 plates on modified AMA Supercross track

Jarret Frye, Nate Thrasher and Ryder DiFrancesco were among the big winners at the 2019 Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross, an AMA Major Event.

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AMA Press Releases

American Motorcyclist Association extends condolences on passing of Jerry Branch

AMA Hall of Famer among innovative motorsports engineers of 20th Century

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the family and friends of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jerry Branch, who passed away on Dec. 28 at the age of 94.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jerry Branch at the 2005 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Branch is perhaps best remembered as one of the most innovative designers and builders of motorcycle racing engines in the second half of the 20th century.

John O'Keefe, Branch's business partner for 43 years at Branch & O'Keefe Co., said Branch was still coming to the shop to work regularly until his passing.

Branch began working on motorcycles at a Memphis, Tenn., Harley-Davidson dealership when he was in high school, eventually leaving to join the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He returned to work at the dealership after the war and developed a friendship with rock 'n' roll legend and Memphis resident Elvis Presley, who brought his Harley-Davidsons to the Memphis shop.

Branch moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s and began working as a tuner on Harley-Davidson racing engines. His success with Harley-Davidson projects led him to working with other motorcycle and automotive manufacturers including Ducati and Kawasaki, and he was involved in the formulation of the original AMA Superbike rules.

Branch authored several books about his work with cylinder head air flow. His innovations in engine design and performance were far reaching and helped usher in the Superbike era of racing.

He founded the company Branch Flowmetrics, which he sold to Mikuni in the late 1990s.

Branch was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2005.

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

Industry Press Releases

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows continues to increase new ridership

Expands 'Discover the Ride' beyond the motorcycle industry

The program’s interactive attractions to reach thousands of new consumers, debuting outside of IMS for the first time at the 2019...

AimExpo presented by Nationwide begins countdown to re-imagined 2019 show

Powersports show returns to Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 26-29

It’s all change in 2019 for AIMExpo presented by Nationwide. The new and improved show will include a number of innovative features and...

Aimexpo presented by Nationwide begins countdown to re-imagined 2019 show

Powersports show returns to Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 26-29

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Motorcyclist to ride 24 hours nonstop on a dyno for MS charity

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American Flat Track announces 2019 NBCSN broadcast schedule

Flag-to-flag coverage of all 18 events

American Flat Track announced today its NBCSN broadcast schedule for its 2019 season, maintaining its highly-coveted, weekend afternoon...

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