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Motorcyclist traffic fatalities down 5.6 percent in 2017

Washington, D.C., June 1—Motorcyclist traffic fatalities were down 5.6 percent in 2017, with 296 fewer deaths than in 2016, according to a preliminary report issued in May by the Governors Highway Safety Administration. The report, Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data, projected that 4,990 people died in motorcycle crashes during 2017. Among the leading factors cited as contributing ...

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Charlie St. Clair receives 2018 Silver Spoke Award for Government

Mobile, Ala., May 31—Charlie St. Clair, executive director for Laconia Motorcycle Week, has been awarded the 2018 Silver Spoke Award for Government in recognition for the good work he has done to improve the image of motorcycling. Charlie St. Clair, executive director for Laconia Motorcycle Week, has been awarded the 2018 Silver Spoke Award for Government in recognition for the ...

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Home Track Hero Jeffrey Carver Jr. Triumphant at Springfield Mile I

Jared Mees and Kenny Coolbeth finish 2-3 Springfield, Ill., May 28—It may have come a day later than originally planned due to Sunday’s weather postponement, but American Flat Track made good on its Memorial Day tradition. The world’s greatest dirt track motorcycle racers once again put on a spectacular show for the crowd who came back out to the Illinois ...

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Community garage, premier displays featured at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Skidmark Garage, vintage clubs to be in Old Bike Barn Crossroads Pickerington, Ohio—Skidmark Garage, a Cleveland-based community garage for motorcyclists, is setting up a three-bay workspace that attendees can use during 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 6-8, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Skidmark Garage will be in the Old Bike Barn Crossroads, along with premier displays ...

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Mees wins thriller at AFT H-D Sacramento Mile

Sacramento, Calif., May 19—The fabled history of the Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear saw another outstanding entry added to its annals on Saturday night at Cal Expo Fairgrounds, with three of American Flat Track’s all-time greats taking center stage. Following an initial feeling-out stage in which a handful of AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines competitors made ...

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Wall of Death motorcycle show brings daredevil excitement to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

National event returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course July 6-8  Pickerington, Ohio, May 15—Motorcycle daredevils will be thrilling crowds every hour, riding vintage bikes on a vertical wall inside the American Motor Drome Wall of Death at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 6-8 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. A crowd favorite, the show features a motor drome—a ...

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Travis Pastrana to jump an Indian Scout FTR750 for HISTORY’s ‘Evel Live’

Three-hour live event premiers Saturday, July 8 Las Vegas, Nev., May 14—Nitro Circus and Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced today that Travis Pastrana will be jumping an Indian Scout FTR750 when he looks to pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and surpass America’s most iconic daredevil. Evel Live, an unprecedented three-hour live event ...

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Mees masters AFT Law Tigers Arizona Mile

Indian Scout FTR750s secure second consecutive podium sweep Phoenix, Ariz., May 12—American Flat Track held its first Mile of the season on Saturday afternoon, and it was only natural that the rider ranked first in the 2018 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines standings took center stage. While the big Miles have made their legend over the years as ...

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