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Kawasaki Selected Marque of the Year for 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
Posted by: columbusbiker
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that Kawasaki will be celebrated as the 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Marque of the Year, July 22-24, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
"Kawasaki put the 'Good Times' in motorcycling from the very beginning, and has become a world icon," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "We are really pleased that attendees at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will see firsthand the company and the people that brought us incredible machines like the Samurai and Avenger models, then the Mach III triple and the 900cc Z-1, all the way to today's Ninjas, Concours 1400s and Vulcans. "
Kawasaki has won numerous AMA racing championships on pavement as well as dirt. The recognition for the company as AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Marque of the Year will include interactive opportunities for attendees to be immersed in the brand's history, as well as providing a chance for licensed riders to demo current Kawasaki motorcycles.
"This event is one of the industry's best opportunities for a brand to cement its historical relevance with the motorcycling community, and Kawasaki is honored to be able to build a performance bridge between its early days and the present," said Kawasaki's Chris Brull, director of marketing communications.
According to Brull, Kawasaki riders attending the event will enjoy special perks, including a Kawasaki-only parking area and the chance to participate in a special lap of the Mid-Ohio track.
In addition to historical product displays at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Kawasaki will also showcase its Team Green amateur racing program, currently in its 30th year of providing support to young racers around the country. Since its inception, it has become the most successful program of its type, and has helped boost numerous eventual off-road national champions into the spotlight.
Tickets are available (with a $5 suggested donation per ticket) for a chance to win one of two Kawasakis being given away at the event – a restored, classic Z1 and a new Z1000. Winners will be announced at the event.
For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.