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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Spring Bike Night features motorcycles, music, food and fun on May 18

KTM demo rides will be offered May 17-18

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame invites all motorcyclists to its Spring Bike Night, sponsored by Nationwide, from 5 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the campus...

AMA member wins Beta motorcycle after participating in Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series

Other participants win IMS Products fuel tanks, Kenda tires and Seat Concepts seat

American Motorcyclist Association member Matteo Mercurio, of Murrieta, Calif., won a 2019 Beta 500RR-S motorcycle, thanks to his participation in...

AMA Classic Grand Tour returns, offering another fun reason to ride

Take a ride, find a sign with 'AMA' on it, send a photo

The AMA Classic Grand Tour, which provides a fun and interesting way for motorcyclists across the country to get out and ride, returns this year...

AMA News & Notes: April 2019

National and regional news for motorcyclists

AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association, designed to inform motorcyclists of...

AMA opposes EPA plan for year round E15 sales

MRF, ABATE of Michigan, others join opposition at hearing

The American Motorcyclist Association joined ABATE of Michigan and other motorcyclists in Michigan to oppose a plan by the U.S. Environmental...

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AMA Press Releases

Utah passes motorcycle lane-splitting legislation

Becomes second U.S. state to allow filtering in traffic

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Utah became the second U.S. state to formally recognize a type of lane splitting, with the governor's signature on a bill legalizing the filtering of motorcycles between lanes of stopped traffic.

This motorcyclist used lane filtering to move to the front of stopped traffic. Photo by Kevin Wing

"This is a major victory for motorcyclists in Utah and across the country," said Mike Sayre, on-highway government relations manager for the American Motorcyclist Association. "As more states acknowledge the benefits of lane splitting, motorcyclists can become safer on the roads, and motorists can find some relief from traffic congestion."

H.B. 149 allows motorcyclists traveling no faster than 15 mph to filter between lanes of stopped traffic traveling in the same direction on roads where the speed limit is 45 mph or less.

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Walt Brooks (R-St. George) and state Sen. David P. Hinkins (R-Orangeville), was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 21. The bill takes effect May 14.

There are provisions in the bill automatically repealing the law on July 1, 2022, if the legislature takes no action to extend it.

The AMA endorses lane splitting, given the long-term success in California and the University of California study by Berkeley researchers showing that it enhances motorcycle safety. And the AMA will assist groups and individuals working to bring legal lane splitting and/or filtering to their state.

The full AMA position statement on lane splitting can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/About-The-AMA/lane-splitting-1.

Industry Press Releases

MIC announces 2019 Gas Tank mentorship program participants

Finalists to present business plans at AIMExpo 2019

Six powersports entrepreneurs are participating in the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Gas Tank program. The participants have been matched...

Harley-Davidson teams with local trade schools for 'Battle Of The Kings' custom bike build competition

Fans to help select winning designs by voting now

For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping...

Four stops remain on 2019 Beta USA Factory Demo Tour

Limited space available

Beta very excited to offer the opportunity to test ride all of the new Beta models. There will be over 20 models to choose from including Evo...

Harley-Davidson and the Petersen Automotive Museum announce 'Electric Revolution'

Billed as world’s first museum exhibit exclusively featuring electric motorcycles

The Motorcycle Arts Foundation (MAF) and the Petersen Automotive Museum announced today the opening of “Electric Revolution,” the...

Shoei announces GT-AIR II

Form And Function Redefined

With the innovative and highly-acclaimed GT-Air as a baseline, the all-new GT-Air II was destined for greatness from the very start.

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