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Kane ‘Insane’ to AMA Vintage Days

2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Kane "Insane" Friesen and his thrilling street extreme stunt riding will be part of the entertainment at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 22-24.

Friesen has amazed crowds across the nation with his daring stunts on sportbikes, displaying his raw talent and ability to defy gravity. The Monster Energy Kawasaki street extreme freestyle competitor has won several national competitions and has been featured on television and in videos. One of Kane’s most notable accomplishments is the speed record for a nose wheelie, which was recorded at 163 mph on approach and 137 mph on the front tire. He rode it for 930 feet.

Kane said he’s looking forward to immersing himself in the vintage motorcycling culture at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

Kane Friesen says: "I grew up around motorcycles, and I love to see how the technology has changed over the years. It’s amazing to look at the old bikes and compare that to a new machine like the latest Kawasaki ZX10. Even the changes in a few model years are incredible, let alone those from the vintage era to today."

In addition to Kawasaki-rider Friesen’s displays of remarkable stunt riding, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features various activities in celebration of Kawasaki as the 2011 Marque of the Year. These include displays, demo rides, seminars and autograph signings.

Also, Grand Marshal Jeff Fredette, a multi-time national and international off-road racing champion, will be on hand to reminisce and sign autographs, as well as compete in several vintage racing classes.

Plus, attendees will have an opportunity to win a new Kawasaki Z1000 and a classic Z1, given away in a single raffle that benefits the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Held at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association. The event includes vintage and post-vintage competition in motocross, trials, hare scrambles, roadracing and dirt track.

Enthusiasts will enjoy North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs. The Classic Club this year is the Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson Club.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.

Its exhibits 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

Tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can be purchased at the gate. For more information about the event, visit

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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