Monday, March 30, 2009

Goodbye HSTA; Welcome MSTA!

Following up on my prior post, the Honda Sport Touring Association is now the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association. The new logo is still being debated. So why the name MSTA? “It's simple really,” says David Brickner, current president, “we ride all brands of motorcycles and having 'Honda' in our name was a stranglehold on attracting new members into the nation's best and oldest sport touring organization." (Plus, it has been many years since the association was actually affiliated with Honda). Says Brickner, "We now have a new name Your browser may not support display of this image.that better serves our unique branding and heritage of riding the nation's tightest, most technical roads - and touring to get there. MSTA members really define the spirit of sport touring as a recreation for motorcyclists."

The MSTA prides itself as an association of riders with advanced safety instruction, and even reimburses members for rider training programs through a special trust fund. Those new to sport touring may elect to ride along with advanced riders under the Member Assistance Program. Other member benefits include a bike raffle (this year a 2009 Triumph Sprint ST) with extremely favorable odds of winning, evidenced by the fact that one MSTA member has won the bike raffle twice!

Join or just discover more about the organization at MSTA's website. Remember, all sport touring and adventure riders, of all brands of motorcycles, are welcome.

The precursor to MSTA was formed in 1982 and is chartered by the American Motorcycle Association (Club #05580). MSTA is incorporated as a 501(c)7 not for profit organization within the state of South Carolina.

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For further info about MSTA:
David Brickner - President
HSTA1@bellsouth.net
828-437-4360

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