KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2017 AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Featuring ROK™ Affinity Group
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is proud to announce their sponsorship of the annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 7-9th, 2017, featuring prominently the Riders of Kawasaki, in association with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).
With KMC’s involvement, a special group of former Kawasaki racers will be on hand, serving as the event’s Grand Marshals. Attendees will have the chance to meet motocross pro Gary Semics, champion drag racer Tony Nicosia and former Kawasaki test rider and mechanic Steve Johnson. AMA will also be hosting a Kawasaki motorcycle display with a special selection of historic and new Kawasaki models. This year AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will also be giving away a new Kawasaki Z125 PRO.
“With more than 50 years in America, Kawasaki is excited to be a part of the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days,” said Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing Chris Brull. “The event has become a staple in the American motorcycle culture, and we hope our racers, motorcycle display, and Riders of Kawasaki group will help to even further celebrate motorcycling in America.”
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a nonprofit fundraiser for the AMA Hall of Fame. Informally known as “America’s largest motorcycle swap meet,” the weekend long event features national championship vintage racing in numerous disciplines and unforgettable fun everywhere.
“Since 1966, Kawasaki has delivered on its promise to provide American motorcyclists high-performance fun, sensible transportation, the keys to two-wheeled adventure and everything in between,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, will tell the stories of the men and women who have enjoyed Kawasaki’s incredible machines, from the 1966 Samurai to the breathtaking 2017 Ninja H2™R sportbike, and in the off-road arena, we’ve seen bikes like the legendary Bighorn and the championship-winning KX™250F and KX™450F motocross bikes.”
“In addition, we can highlight some of the benefits of the AMA affinity program, including ‘ROK™, Powered by the AMA,’ designed for AMA members who are fans of Kawasaki motorcycles,” Massey added.
ROK is a community of riders who enjoy camaraderie in the world of powersports. From motorcycles to side x sides and personal watercraft, all Kawasaki enthusiasts are welcome. For more information about ROK, Powered by the AMA, see www.kawasaki.com/rok/whoweare. AMA members will have the opportunity to join “ROK, Powered by the AMA,” affinity group at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and receive special incentives directly from KMC.
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki event features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo rides, live music, the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet, and much more. The full schedule of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days events and information about ticket purchases is available at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com and www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com Also look for #AMAVMD on Twitter and Instagram.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC’s Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.