Cycle World International Motorcycle Show to Feature U.S. Debuts From BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Vectrix, Yamaha
LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 2, 2008 -- BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Star, Suzuki, Vectrix, Yamaha and more are set to unveil new bikes at the upcoming Cycle World International Motorcycle Show(R) presented by Toyota. All media is invited to attend this special day to get an up-close look at several bikes making North American and world 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 and ATVs; accessories; new rider seminars; stunt shows; and more.
MEDIA DAY SCHEDULE: Media Registration begins in Long Beach Convention Center Lobby -- 10:30 a.m. Motorcycle Industry Council to preview its 2008 Owner Survey, the "census of motorcycling." Ducati -- U.S. debut of the revolutionary Streetfighter; along with the new Ducati 1198 S Superbike (with traction control) Kawasaki -- To unveil a Kawasaki Ninja(R) ZX(TM)-14 customized by Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC) for Jason Britton -- Kawasaki sponsored stunt rider and host of Speed TV's Superbikes show BMW -- North American debuts of the new K 1300 S and K 1300 GT; the new S 1000 RR motorsports bike which will compete in next year's World Superbike Championship; and a first-ever BMW Concept Bike Lunch Break hosted by Advanstar Communications -- Meet the Architects of Inspiration artists a partnership with Upper Playground/RSD/Toyota Harley-Davidson -- U.S. debut of the XR1200 and a review of the VRSC Muscle, new Touring chassis, Tri Glide Ultra Classic and a Tri Glide specially customized by the Willie G. Davidson Design Studio Vectrix -- World debut of the 2009 Vx-1 -- a 2009 Personal Electric Vehicle Unveiling of Zero Gravity custom bike featuring latest technology from Ohlins and Dunlop Star/Yamaha -- Public debut of custom Vmax, custom V Star 950 and Bostrom Brothers custom Yamaha R6 designed by Nick Anglada and built by CSC Cycle World Magazine/Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to showcase the 2008 Ride for Kids Project Bike "The Mission" KYMCO -- U.S. debut of the YAGER 200i - 200cc, water cooled, EFI CVT automatic scooter; QUANNON 150 - 150cc, 4-Valve Twin, 5-Speed, half-faired sport bike; and the MXU 500 IRS - 500cc, 4x4 Utility ATV Suzuki -- Public debut of two new customized Burgman Scooters Cycle World Publisher Larry Little to discuss state of industry and host reception WHEN: Friday, December 5, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHERE: Cycle World International Motorcycle Show(R) presented by Toyota Long Beach Convention Center 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802