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KTM Backs Motorcycle Hall of Fame Ceremony

2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KTM North America will be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev, the AMA announced Friday.

Rob Dingman (President & CEO of AMA) says: "From the Penton motorcycles that established the KTM brand in America to the numerous championships that KTM riders have achieved in AMA-sanctioned off-road competition, KTM has made its mark on motorcycling in this country and abroad.

"We are pleased and very appreciative that KTM North America has joined the AMA in our backing of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and our recognition of the esteemed class of 2011."

The 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, kicks off the three-day AMA Legends & Champions Weekend. The ceremony will officially welcome five legends to the Hall of Fame: motocross promoter Stu Peters, magazine editor Phil Schilling, industry leader Fred Fox, roadracing champion Doug Polen and motorcycling pioneer Norbert Schickel.

In addition to the class of 2011, the induction ceremony will honor the careers of two existing Hall of Fame Legends: world champion icons Roger DeCoster and Kenny Roberts.

Jon-Erik Burleson (KTM North American President) says: "KTM is excited to support and help elevate motorcycling’s history and heritage with our support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the class of 2011.

"Of course, with ‘The Man’ Roger DeCoster, team manager of KTM’s U.S. Motocross and Supercross programs, taking the stage as a Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend this year, we are particularly thrilled to put our name on the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM."

Following the induction of the class of 2011 on Friday, Nov. 18, the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend will continue on Saturday, Nov. 19, with the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance bike show. The show will feature some of the country’s finest original and restored classic motorcycles. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 20, the AMA honors the best of the amateur racing community at the 2011 AMA Racing Championship Banquet.

A number of the weekend attendees are also expected to attend the season finale of the AMA GEICO EnduroCross Series on Saturday evening at the Orleans Arena. Ticket information is available at EnduroCross.com.

For a complete schedule of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, including information about tickets and room accommodations, visit americanmotorcyclist.com/events/legendsandchampions.

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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