AMA welcomes BMW as Platinum Sponsor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Tickets on sale now for Oct. 17 ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

PICKERINGTON, OH – September 29, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that BMW is a Platinum Sponsor for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s 2015 induction ceremony. The ceremony is Saturday, Oct. 17, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

“BMW has a rich history of motorcycling in America and abroad, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is honored that such a well-respected brand is on board to support this year’s Hall of Fame class,” said Jeff Massey, chief operations officer for the AMA. “This year’s ceremony is going to be fantastic with BMW involved in such an important way.”

Added BMW Motorrad Vice President Kris Odwarka: “BMW Motorrad looks back on an illustrious history stretching more than 90 years, but no individual history is as long and rich as motorcycling itself. We applaud the AMA in honoring the legends of our sport and avocation. BMW is truly grateful to be a part of this great work, and we heartily support the Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony at the AIMExpo.”

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, as well as the AMA’s social media channels, including Facebook ( and and Twitter: @AMA_Riding.

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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