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RPM Act Reintroduced in the U.S. Senate

Tell Congress to support your right to race!


The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act, S. 203) was reintroduced in the House by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.). The bi-partisan RPM Act would ensure that converting motor vehicles into competition-only vehicles remains legal. Street motorcycles are considered motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act.

The act states that it was the clear intent of Congress when passing and amending the Clean Air Act that motor vehicles, including motorcycles, used solely for competition would be exempt from the Clean Air Act’s prohibitions against modifying emission control devices.

The American Motorcyclist Association supports the bill and its protections for amateur and professional racing enthusiasts.

Tell your senators you support S. 203. Send a prewritten email by using the convenient AMA Action Center.

Take Action

The RPM Act has 14 cosponsors in the Senate. If your senators are already sponsors, you can express your thanks, as well.

The AMA is coordinating efforts with the RPM Coalition to support this legislation.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at