The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame thanks Kawasaki for its Platinum Sponsorship of the annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony is Saturday, Oct. 17, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
“Whether in the woods, on the race track, in the desert or in the board room, Kawasaki riders and their representatives have helped shape American motorcycling,” said Jeff Massey, chief operations officer for the American Motorcyclist Association. “As a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s induction ceremony, Kawasaki continues to contribute to our effort to showcase motorcycling’s heritage in bigger and better ways.”
“Kawasaki is proud to once again support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,” said Chris Brull, vice president of marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. “The AMA plays an integral role in motorcycle education and advancing the future of our sport by acknowledging the achievements of those that have helped pave the way for motorcycling. It’s an honor for Kawasaki to align with the AMA’s efforts on behalf of motorcyclists everywhere.”
The Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes road racing champion John Kocinski, off-road racing champion Rodney Smith, former Harley-Davidson CEO Richard Teerlink, entrepreneur and industry patron John Parham, dirt tracker Alex Jorgensen and longtime Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. race team manager Keith McCarty.
The event also will honor three-time road racing World Champion Wayne Rainey as the 2015 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. Rainey, who himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999, is the president of MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Championship.
The 2015 Yamaha AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, is held in conjunction with AIMExpo, Oct. 15-18. The AIMExpo is a diverse powersports event that is open to trade and media Oct. 15-16, and open to the general public Oct. 17-18.
For updates on this year’s AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, keep an eye on www.motorcyclemuseum.org, as well as the AMA’s social media channels, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorcyclist and www.facebook.com/AMAHallofFame) and Twitter: @AMA_Riding.
To nominate a future Hall of Famer, visit: www.motorcyclemuseum.org/induction.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.