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Federal trade agency holding motorcyclists hostage

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Federal trade agency holding motorcyclists hostage

Sign the AMA petition: Deadline March 7! The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is embroiled in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef that contains hormones. So, instead of working out a solution based on agricultural products, the Trade Representative included motorcycles in its proposed 100 percent tariffs on some products imported from the Europe.The tariff would affect motorcycles with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc.A member of the USTR staff stated in a Feb. 15 public hearing that the USTR hopes to use motorcyclists as leverage to get the E.U. to reverse its policy on...

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Proposed Tariff Puts Small US Based Motorcycle Businesses at Risk

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Proposed Tariff Puts Small US Based Motorcycle Businesses at Risk

The Office of United States Trade Representative requested comments on Dec. 28 regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles imported from the European Union with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc in the trade dispute between the E.U. – U.S. over hormones in beef.       The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 30.   Specifically the agency is proposing a 100% or higher, tariff, which has the potential to wreck havoc and cause serious economical harm to small- and medium-sized dealers and business owners who sell these small motorcycles.  Brands that will be affected include 1) Aprilla; 2)...

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THE CDC WANTS EVERYONE TO WEAR A HELMET

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stepped outside of its mandate by calling for universal helmet laws.  The Community Prevention Services Task Force is basing it recommendation on studies of U.S. states and foreign countries that require all riders to wear helmets, those that require only minors to wear helmets and those that have no helmet requirement. “Researchers examined evidence from the United States and other high-income countries [made available through the United Nations’ World Health Organization] and found that implementation of universal laws in place of partial helmet laws or no law led to substantial increases...

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Motorcycle Racing Legend Ray Price Inducted into East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame

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Motorcycle racing legend Ray Price was recently inducted into the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Henderson, N.C., by the Vance County Tourism Department. Ray and his wife Jean attended the 12th annual event, which was held Sunday, October 20, at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. The East Coast Drag […]

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A New “Endurance” Rally Debuts in Columbus Ohio

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Columbus OH:  Endurance runs, or rallies have always been the stuff of Hollywood legends.  We still remember Adrienne Barbeau outstanding acting in Cannonball Run, and that unforgettable outfit.  Although it’s doubtful Barbeau will show up for this one, the AMA has sanctioned a new long distance motorcycle rally scheduled for June this year.  For $1,000 […]

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