Thursday, November 24, 2011

See Torch at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show

See me at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Saturday December 3rd at the Dallas Convention Center. They have all kinds of neat things going on this year.

Start reading about last years show here:

From New York to California, the 12-city nationwide tour of the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®offers more than 500,000 consumers and 900 exhibitors from all powersports lifestyle interests an all access pass to the world of motorcycling. With hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for both new and experienced riders, the world’s largest traveling powersports event gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories. The show also offers entertainment including a thrilling trials stunt show from The Smage Bros, made famous by their top 10 finish in a nationally televised talent competition; a custom bike competition offering over $90,000 in prize money and featuring $20 million worth of motorcycle machinery; an all-new exclusive Kawasaki Design-A-Bike digital light painting experience; information tailored for women riders, learning experiences and more. 

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is announcing its newest feature to join the 2011/2012 tour. Kawasaki and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows have licensed an exclusive technology from Lumacoustics to offer an all-new experience for show goers called: Kawasaki Design-A-Bike, which is a state-of-the-art interactive digital wall display that provides motorcycle enthusiasts with a true hands-on creative experience. The life size display allows users to virtually design their own custom exterior paint and graphics package on a selected Kawasaki motorcycle. Kawasaki will showcase its stylish Vulcan®1700 Vaquero®, the multi-championship-winning KX450F, and the award winning Ninja®1000 as two-wheeled canvases. This new feature will be available at each show.  

“The all-new Kawasaki Design-A-Bike feature offered exclusively at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is cool, state-of-the-art technology that allows customers to better interact with our products. We strive to innovate in this highly competitive market, and the new Kawasaki Design-A-Bike system truly delivers. This feature will travel with the 2011/2012 shows, offering a fun and exciting new hands-on experience directly to 500,000 current and potential customers,” said Chris Brull, director, marketing communications at Kawasaki. 

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

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will launch the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, an elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition, in San Mateo, Calif., the first stop of its nationwide tour. Contestants are encouraged to enter at any and all of the 12 shows for a chance to win a piece of the $90,000 cash purse, more than any builder competition in the world. Four cash prize winners will be chosen at each show and at a special United States Championship finale set to take place at the Daytona Progressive International Motorcycle Show during Daytona Bike Week, March 12-17, 2012. With more than 500 custom-built bikes on display across the country, the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show sets itself apart as the world’s largest touring custom bike competition.

“Following the tremendous success of last year’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Showthat saw more than 300 bikes compete, we are thrilled it returns this year for all 12-stops on the tour,” said Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Brand Director Kerry Graeber. “This head-to-head motorcycle matchup offers attendees a chance to see hundreds of truly amazing motorcycles valued at more than $20 million. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artists who create these unique designs and even vote for their favorite.”

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show will host four classes of competition including Hot Bike’s Modified Harley, Super Streetbike’s Performance Custom Sportbike, Freestyle and, new this year, Retro Mod. Judging will be conducted by the competitors themselves, with the top builders in each class receiving awards, in addition to a special “People’s Choice” award given to the builder who receives the most votes from show attendees. An awards ceremony will take place at each show where winners will receive cash prizes and trophies followed by a short interview so attendees can learn the story behind the award-winning bikes.

Attendees who vote for the “People’s Choice” award are automatically entered to win a custom-built Honda Fury, sponsored by The customized Honda Fury built by will be featured at each of the tour stops, located at the Voting Center, next to the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. One winner will be

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Kicks-Off Tourwide Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show – Page 2

selected at the conclusion of the tour during Daytona Bike Week. Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show coverage and results will be posted at Space at each Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is limited. Interested custom builders should log on to www.motorcycleshows.comor call Biker Pros at 919/450-5060 for more details. 

Hope to see you there, and don't forget bikes park free!