AMA welcomes KTM as presenting sponsor of Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

**PICKERINGTON, Ohio **-- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is proud to announce that KTM North America will be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

"From the Penton motorcycles that established the KTM brand in America to the numerous championships that KTM riders have achieved in AMA-sanctioned off-road competition, KTM has made its mark on motorcycling in this country and abroad," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "We are pleased and very appreciative that KTM North America has joined the AMA in our backing of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and our recognition of the esteemed class of 2011."

The 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, kicks off the three-day AMA Legends & Champions Weekend. The ceremony will officially welcome five legends to the Hall of Fame: motocross promoter Stu Peters, magazine editor Phil Schilling, industry leader Fred Fox, roadracing champion Doug Polen and motorcycling pioneer Norbert Schickel.

In addition to the class of 2011, the induction ceremony will honor the careers of two existing Hall of Fame Legends: world champion icons Roger DeCoster and Kenny Roberts.

"KTM is excited to support and help elevate motorcycling's history and heritage with our support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the class of 2011," said KTM North America President Jon-Erik Burleson. "Of course, with 'The Man' Roger DeCoster, team manager of KTM's U.S. Motocross and Supercross programs, taking the stage as a Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend this year, we are particularly thrilled to put our name on the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM."

Following the induction of the class of 2011 on Friday, Nov. 18, the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend will continue on Saturday, Nov. 19, with the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance bike show. The show will feature some of the country's finest original and restored classic motorcycles. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 20, the AMA honors the best of the amateur racing community at the 2011 AMA Racing Championship Banquet.

A number of the weekend attendees are also expected to attend the season finale of the AMA GEICO EnduroCross Series on Saturday evening at the Orleans Arena. Ticket information is available at EnduroCross.com.

For a complete schedule of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, including information about tickets and room accommodations, visit .

For more information about KTM and the 2012 lineup, see KTMUSA.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.