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The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that KYMCO will bring a wide range of scooters and motorcycles for attendees to demo at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this July 9-11 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The KYMCO scooters on hand will be the Xciting 500, featuring the company’s electronic fuel injection (EFI) and anti-lock braking systems; the all-new Downtown 300i with EFI; the Quannon 150 motorcycle; the Yager 200i with EFI; the People 150; the Like 50 and the Super 8 50.

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“AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has historically been a very good demo event for us,” said KYMCO USA Director of Marketing Rick Pawelka. “With the launch of the new city commuter, the KYMCO Downtown 300i, which will be available in the July-August period, and the touring-capable Xciting 500Ri with ABS potential, customers will have the opportunity to demo KYMCO’s top performers, as well as our smaller-displacement scooters and motorcycle.”

Held at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features vintage and post-vintage competition in motocross, trials, hare scrambles, roadracing and dirt track. In addition to demo rides of current production bikes, the event includes North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet, educational seminars, bike shows, the Federal Companies/Allied Used Bike Corral, motorcycling seminars, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs.

Husqvarna is the 2010 Marque of the Year at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, with off-road racing legend Malcolm Smith serving as grand marshal.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The goal of the Hall of Fame, located on the campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio, is to honor the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at MotorcycleMuseum.org.

For tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see MidOhio.com. For more information about the event, visit AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com.

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels.

As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.

Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world.

AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more.

Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.

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Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Director/Editor at UltimateMotorCycling.com. Besides a passion for WOT at the track or on single track aboard a heavyweight ADV, Lieback has a love for his Fender Strat - refretted three times - wine, literature, and wrenching, among other forms of madness.

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