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BMW, BRP Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian Motorcycle, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Star, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha, Zero and more have all utilized the International Motorcycle Shows® to unveil new motorcycles and concept vehicles to the world. Currently, Long Beach and New York are set to continue the media extravaganza tradition which has attracted over 500 members of the media annually. Locations accross the country offer national media three opportunities to be first on the scene to report on the industry's latest.
All registered media is invited to attend on these special days to get an up-close look at several motorcycles making world and North American debuts. From Seattle to New York, this nationwide tour provides attendees across the country with a look at hundreds of the latest model street bikes, dirt bikes, sportbikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs, accessories, new rider seminars, stunt shows and more.
To qualify for press credentials, we require verification of the editorial press corps, photographers and broadcast crew for each of our events. Press must submit a completed Press Pass Request along with a personal business card from an affiliated press/media outlet.
In some cases we may ask that you provide a copy of a published article with byline, a publication masthead listing you as a contributor/staff member, or a letter from your publisher or broadcast producer on official stationery.
For all media inquiries please email Julie Messing-Paea, Director of Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all advertising inquiries, please email Jeff D'Entremont, Vice President of Client Services at Ad Strategies at email@example.com.
To request press credentials for any of our 12 tour stops, please submit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What's the official title of the show?
A: The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows®.
Q: How many cities does the show hit?
A: The show hits 13 cities nationwide, all being major markets for motorcycle enthusiasts, including: Atlanta, Dallas, San Mateo, Long Beach, Seattle, Novi, Washington DC, New York, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Chicago and Charlotte.
Q: When does the show run?
A: The show begins in November and runs through March of the following year, stopping for three days in each city. Dates, times and locations may change from year to year — check the website for the latest.
Q: Which manufacturers are at the show?
A: During recent years, over 20 major manufacturers have participated, including: Aprilia, BMW, BRP/Can-Am, Buell, Ducati, Genuine, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Piaggio, Star, Suzuki, Vectrix, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha. Manufacturers vary by market. There are also local manufacturers, custom bikes, various vintage clubs and so much more for the whole family to experience.
Q: Which types of bikes & apparel can be found at the show?
A: Each stop showcases the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, ATVs, personal watercraft and all the apparel to complete your motorcycle experience.
Q: What is there to do at the show?
A: Our shows are family-safe and enjoyable for everyone. There's so much for enthusiasts, curiosity-seekers and families to see and experience. Children can come, see the hottest new bikes and enjoy action features. Potential motorcycle buyers can sit on and compare various bikes from different companies and get questions answered from knowledgeable product specialists. Attractions also include the thrilling action features and various giveaways for attendees to win valuable prizes.
Q: How long should I expect to stay at the show?
A: Time will vary depending on what you are looking to experience. In addition to the major manufacturers having their entire 2012-13 line-ups, there are many other vendors that have the latest in apparel, helmets, boots and various other amenities that are useful to motorcyclists. The Marketplace also showcases the latest aftermarket parts and accessories from over twenty of the leading brands in the industry, so be sure to allocate enough time to speak with our friendly product specialists who are at each show to answer your questions. We also offer three-day passes and a value price for those who wish to spend multiple days to enjoy the new products, demo rides, features and seminars- all included with the price of admission!
Q: Are there food and beverages at the show?
A: Yes, there are food & drink vendors at every venue. The food and drinks vary from show to show and there is alcohol for show-goers that are 21 & over, with proper ID. Please drink responsibly and never ride under the influence of alcohol.
Q: Will there be celebrities at the show?
A: Many celebrities are into motorcycling. We do have a mix of celebrities, custom builders and athletes from both inside and outside the industry show up from time to time to various shows, often unexpectedly. We look at it as a testament to the industry and all that our show has to offer for enthusiasts. Recent celebrities that have attended one of our shows include: Matt LeBlanc, Jason Britton, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tom Arnold, Roland Sands, Dee Snyder, Colin Edwards, Kevin Schwantz, Ricky Gadson, Rick Fairless, Travis Pastrana, Nick Anglada, Eric Bostrom, Alfredo Carlini, Tori Spelling and Harry Connick, Jr.
Q: How's the Motorcycle Industry doing?
A: The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) can provide more detailed information on the status of the industry and have hosted presentations on this topic for members of the media in Long Beach and New York. We look at our show as a precursor for the upcoming sales season, where people can begin to find what they want for the upcoming season. More information on the industry can be found at: www.mic.org or www.motorcycles.org.
Q: I need more information on the show (dates/times/advance tickets):
A: Please visit our web site at: www.motorcycleshows.com.