ROK was officially welcomed into the Hall of Fame of AMA Motorcycle. The Hall of Fame is organized by the AMA since they are this year’s sponsor of the after party for the American International Motorcycle Expo. The after party was dubbed as AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night and it was held at the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association last 23rd of September.
Aside from riders and enthusiasts, Kawasaki dealers were also welcomed during the event. It was considered to be a huge success because the AMA Motorcycle of Fame was only 20 minutes away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center where the induction ceremony for the 2017 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and AIMExpo were conducted.
According to Jeff Massey, the chief operations officer of AMA, said that Kawasaki has been in the industry for a long time and it has quite a history when it comes to the motorcycle industry in the United States. The passion for riding showcased by the Riders of Kawasaki is of the same intensity as AMA.
During the Bike Night of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, there was an open house museum available which serves as a shrine for all the bikes and accomplishments of the hundreds of individuals that have been included in the Hall of Fame. There was a Ride-in Bike Show by Thunder Roads and music was provided by the band of Brian Panke. The Wheelie Wizzard was also there to showcase their stunt shows while Trials Inc. held a trial demo. There was a food truck from the Paddy Wagon, giveaways as well as a variety of other activities. The event started at 6 in the morning until 10 in the evening.
There was an exhibit called Six Days which showcases the four bikes that were used by the champions of the 2016 ISDE together with the bike used by Kurt Caselli during the ISDE in 2013. Viewers were also able to see the Husqvarna used by Dick Burleson, a hall of famer along with the Kawasaki ridden, a display that will make Kawasaki dealers proud, by Jeff Fredette who is another hall of famer.