Progressive International Motorcycle Shows® Begins By Rolling Into Long Beach

Representatives from several manufacturers will be on site to answer questions and provide information on the latest motorcycles, products and education.

Irvine, Calif. (June 16, 2011) – The 31st annual Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®series is set to launch its 2011-2012 nationwide tour. The upcoming tour will have an increased focus on bringing more manufacturers and an engaging show experience to the widest audience of enthusiasts across the country. Motorcycle riders and powersports fans from coast to coast will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of new street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs, UTVs and more. The nation’s largest touring motorcycle event will also connect riders with products and services that support their motorcycling lifestyle, providing the opportunity to see, touch and try on the latest gear and accessories. This nationwide series will also feature new interactive entertainment, as well as educational experiences designed for all types of riders.

The 2011-2012 tour cities represent the most motorcycle-dense populations in the United States, reaching 75% of the nation’s motorcycle enthusiasts. The tour schedule offers attendees the unique opportunity to be the first to see the newest models, speak with knowledgeable product experts and be well-prepared for the upcoming riding season.

The 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 12-City Tour Schedule is as follows:

November 18-20, 2011                     San Mateo County Event Center                  San Mateo, CA

December 2-4, 2011                           Dallas Convention Center                                Dallas, TX

December 9-11, 2011                         Long Beach Convention Center                     Long Beach, CA

December 16-18, 2011                      Washington State Convention Center         Seattle, WA

January 6-8, 2012                               Suburban Collection Showplace                   Novi, MI

January 13-15, 2012                          Washington Convention Center                    Washington D.C.

January 20-22, 2012                          Jacob K. Javits Convention Center             New York, NY

January 27-29, 2012                          I-X Center                                                               Cleveland, OH

February 3-5, 2012                             Minneapolis Convention Center                    Minneapolis, MN

February 10-12, 2012                        Donald E. Stephens Convention Center      Chicago, IL

February 24-26, 2012                        Charlotte Convention Center                          Charlotte, NC

March 14-17, 2012                              Ocean Center                                                          Daytona Beach, FL

 

“We are thrilled to bring an enhanced Progressive International Motorcycle Show series to 12 cities across the nation for the 2011-2012 season,” said Kerry Graeber, Brand Director, Advanstar Powersports Group. “This year’s series will offer an emergence of additional OEMs, bike models and brands. Plus, with a number of innovative new features, this tour will be our most interactive yet.”

For more information visit www.motorcycleshows.com.

Kawasaki Launches International Female Ride Day Promotion

IRVINE, Calif. (April 28, 2011)—Anyone considering a motorcycle purchase—any motorcycle of any size—needs to visit an authorized Kawasaki dealership between May 6 and May 8, 2011 .  Kawasaki is launching a $250 savings opportunity for purchasers in conjunction with International Female Ride Day, being celebrated on Friday of that weekend.

The first 500 purchasers of a new, not previously registered motorcycle, who register online atwww.kawasaki.com/kawigirl, following their purchase, will be awarded a pre-loaded $250 MasterCard debit card.  And to sweeten the offer, Kawasaki will provide the first 50 registrants at the online site with a free Kawi Girl Jacket.

The company will also honor any existing promotional offers that are running concurrently with this program.  Details of any additional savings opportunities are available at www.kawasaki.com.

According to Chris Brull, Kawasaki ’s director of marketing communications, “This short-term promotion underscores the company’s interest in continuing to expand the female market, and it will give our dealers added exposure to this important audience.”

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,350 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki ’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

 

 

JASON BRITTON AND TEAM NO LIMIT TO PERFORM AT PROGRESSIVE® INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS® NATIONWIDE 12-CITY TOUR

Hollywood Stunt Riders to Perform Live Stunt Show at all 12-city Show Stops

Irvine, Calif. (November 11, 2010) – The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is proud to announce Television Star and Stunt Riding Icon Jason Britton and Team No Limit will perform their thrilling stunt shows at all 12-city stops of the nationwide tour. Show attendees from Dallas to Daytona will have the chance to see Speed Channel’s hit show “Superbikes” Star Britton and his Co-star Eric Hoenshell, perform heart-pounding stunts including wheelies, on-bike acrobatics, stoppies, burnouts, endos and more at each show.

“Eric and I are very excited to be a part of the entire 2010-2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show tour,” said Britton. “We look forward to meeting and performing for our fans and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. It’s all about the passion on two wheels! See you at the shows!”

Britton and Hoenshell are two of the world’s top stunt riders. Their performances at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will provide more than half a million show attendees nationwide an up-close, in person look at these two skilled dare-devils. After the performances, fans will also have the chance to meet Britton and Hoenshell during autograph sessions. A special Team No Limit autograph page is included within the free official show guide which will be available to all show attendees at all shows.

“We went after the biggest name in stunt riding to bring as much excitement and energy to the shows for the benefit of the attendees,” said Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Marketing Coordinator Kurt Whittington. “Beyond all the awesome motorcycles we’ll have on the show floor, the price of admission now includes live stunt performances by internationally known superstars.”

The Team No Limit Stunt Show is a part of the overall re-invention of the 30-year-old powersports event series from the ground up to offer more value for exhibitors and attendees. This year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour will introduce a completely new visual design and show environment, more entertainment and learning opportunities, more gifts and prizes custom-built for each unique lifestyle enthusiast, and more ways to interact with and buy product than ever before. From New York to California, hardcore powersports enthusiasts, recreational riders, and aspirational fans from all lifestyles and riding abilities will be engaged in a brand new way on the show floor and spend more time connecting with exhibitors and the community, leaving the show with a tremendous sense of satisfaction and tangible value from their experience. For more information call 800/331-5706 or visit www.motorcycleshows.com.


KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak could clinch 2010 GEICO EnduroCross title in Denver this Sat

Blazusiak – undefeated through four EX rounds – doesn’t even need to win, just on the rear knobby of Geoff Aaron

IRVINE, Calif., (Oct. 29, 2010) – Defending GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, champion Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) is again on the cusp of off-road greatness as the 2010 EnduroCross title is all but wrapped up heading into this weekend’s fifth (of six) round of the popular indoor off-road racing series.

“It’s not going to take an MIT mathematician to figure that Taddy only needs to stay on the rear knobby of 2nd place (overall) Geoff Aaron to win this year’s GEICO EnduroCross title,” said Mike Karsting, VP of Events for Source Interlink Media. “Taddy’s won the first four rounds and Aaron’s been 2nd at three of the four, so there’s pretty good odds that those two guys will be at or near the top again at Denver.”

For his part Blazusiak’s pretty chill on things as he gets set to line up for his 2009 title defense this Saturday at Denver’s Nationals Western Complex (good seats still available!). The Polish off-road great, backed by KTM, has put up the most impressive GEICO EnduroCross season to date. And though he’s aware of the job he needs to accomplish at Denver, running the table on the EX season means little when compared to winning his second overall GEICO EnduroCross championship.

“I have a pretty good lead in the championship and I’m going to just try and go for it,” said Blazusiak. “We’ll see. I just have to keep my eyes open and look where Geoff is. (laughter)”

A hometown race for Aaron, Blazusiak was quick to give the nation’s top trials rider props, along with the rest of the top GEICO EnduroCross riders that he’ll face this weekend in Denver. “For sure. It seems everybody’s gotten better this year, the whole field.”

And as for an undefeated season, Blazusiak knows it’d be historic, but stresses that it’s not as important as winning his second GEICO EnduroCross title.

“A perfect season for sure would be very nice, but my thing is to win the GEICO EnduroCross championship,” he said. “If I can win all the races that would be great. But the goal is the championship so we’ll see how it goes this weekend in Denver.”

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole … and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in! Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor version of extreme off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. With its excitement and unpredictability the EnduroCross championship has always gone down to the wire and this year will be no different as the series starts and finishes at Vegas’ Orleans Arena! Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO Powersports AMA Endurocross “Live.”