Articles Posted in the " OHV " Category

  • AMA: Dealers Talk Lead-Law Outcome

    AMA: Dealers Talk Lead-Law Outcome

    Motorcycle Legislation

    For off-highway vehicle (OHV) manufacturers, dealers and others already suffering because of the nation’s flagging economy, a new law that repeals a de facto ban on the sale of kids’ OHVs is welcomed news, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Wilderness & Roadless Area Update

    AMA: Wilderness & Roadless Area Update

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Supporters of H.R. 1581 – the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 – told U.S. lawmakers on July 26 that the bill would allow local communities to decide the proper uses of 43 million acres of protected public land, which could include off-highway riding, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.



  • AMA: Off-Road Riding Good for Economy

    AMA: Off-Road Riding Good for Economy

    Motorcycle Legislation

    Testifiers told a key U.S. House subcommittee on June 22 that off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation puts billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and public land needs to be opened up for motorized recreation, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.



  • U.S. House Approves Changes to Lead Law

    U.S. House Approves Changes to Lead Law

    Motorcycle Legislation

    A key U.S. House subcommittee has approved legislation to address flaws in the law that effectively bans the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA Urges Action on Lead Law Voting

    AMA Urges Action on Lead Law Voting

    Motorcycle Legislation

    A formal Discussion Draft entitled, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)," will be voted upon Thursday by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the Committee on Energy & Commerce, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: 43 Million Acres May Open for Riding

    AMA: 43 Million Acres May Open for Riding

    Off-Road Riding Rights

    U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), joined by other lawmakers, has introduced a bill to free up almost 43 million acres of public land that now may be off-limits to off-highway riding, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Federal Wild Lands Policy on Hold

    AMA: Federal Wild Lands Policy on Hold

    Motorcycle Legislation

    The funding measure that keeps the federal government operating through Sept. 30 includes language that bars the U.S. Interior Department from using any money to carry out the new Wild Lands land-use policy, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Wild Lands Policy Dealt Possible Setback

    AMA: Wild Lands Policy Dealt Possible Setback

    Motorcycle Legislation

    The funding measure that will keep the federal government operating through Sept. 30 includes language that bars the Interior Department from using any money to carry out the controversial Wild Lands land-use policy, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Clear Creek – No Asbestos Health Risk

    AMA: Clear Creek – No Asbestos Health Risk

    AMA OHV News

    A new scientific study states that the health risk to motorcyclists from naturally occurring asbestos at the Clear Creek Management Area, which is a popular off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding area near Hollister, Calif., is minimal, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Coalition Questions Wild Life Policy

    AMA: Coalition Questions Wild Life Policy

    Motorcycle Legislation News

    A coalition of influential groups representing the interests of millions of off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders wants answers to key questions about the new federal Wild Lands policy, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • 2012 Hondas to Greenville Show

    2012 Hondas to Greenville Show

    2012 Hondas

    American Honda Motor Company announced the first release of machines for the 2012 model year, the Honda Gold Wing and FourTrax Foreman. These two 2012 models kick-off the beginning of a new riding season for Honda.


  • AMA Urges Attendance at Wild Lands Hearing

    AMA Urges Attendance at Wild Lands Hearing

    AMA Legislation

    A key U.S. House committee will hold a hearing March 1 on the Department of the Interior’s controversial "Wild Lands" land-use policy that could close millions of acres of federal land to responsible motorized recreation with no public input, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA Urges Congress to Exempt Lead Law

    AMA Urges Congress to Exempt Lead Law

    Motorcycle Legislation

    In written comments submitted for a congressional hearing held on Feb. 17, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) asked lawmakers to exempt kid-sized off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the "lead law" that effectively bans the sale of the vehicles at the end of the year.


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