AMA Board Memeber Bush passed away

ROD BUSH, AMA BOARD MEMBER, DIES AT 50 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that Rod Bush, president of KTM North America and a corporate member of the AMA Board of Directors, died the evening of ...

ROD BUSH, AMA BOARD MEMBER, DIES AT 50

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that Rod Bush, president of KTM North America and a corporate member of the AMA Board of Directors, died the evening of September 12 after a brief illness. He was 50.

Bush, of Vermillion, Ohio, became an AMA Board member in February. He was named president of KTM America in 1988 and later served as the president of KTM North America, guiding the company through a period of rapid growth. During Bush's tenure, the U.S. market became the largest for KTM motorcycles in the world.

"Rod Bush made significant contributions during his brief service on the AMA Board of Directors, but even more significant were his contributions to the entire motorcycling community. His commitment and enthusiasm for motorcycling will be missed by all," said AMA President Robert Rasor. "The AMA offers its condolences to Rod's family and his extended family at KTM."

An avid racer himself, Bush guided KTM's U.S. racing program to several off-road AMA titles and re-established the marque as a force in AMA motocross and Supercross racing.

Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Bush became an accomplished off-road competitor in his own right. He was a veteran of the International Six Days Enduro, winning gold, silver and bronze medals. From the very beginning of his career, Rod Bush was synonymous with Penton and KTM motorcycles.

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