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The MotoGP Experience
It’s the largest ever collection of MotoGP race bikes off the track. Lorenzo’s Yamaha, Hayden’s Ducati and more will be displayed. A tantalizing treat for sportbike enthusiasts.
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Carey Hart – American Freestyle Motocross Racer and Off-Road Racer –
The TV personality and inventor of the revolutionary Hart Attack – he introduced the backflip to world of FMX. He will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs on Friday, from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday, from 1pm to 2pm at the Podium Stage.
Aaron Colton Motorcycle Stunt Show&RedBull Truck –
National XDL Champion Aaron Colton will perform a thrilling streetbike stunt show including stoppies, wheelies, burnouts and other eye-popping motorcycle acrobatics. Additionally, DJs will spinbeats and an entourage of the famous RedBull girls will hand out free RedBull drinks.
Additional presentations by Nick Ienatsch, Ken Hill and Scott Russell will take place all weekend long, highlighting the Yamaha Champions Riding School, at show’s interactive stage dubbed The Podium.
New to 2012/2013 are interactive features, exciting shows, accessories, gear and hundreds of new motorcycle models. Below is what you can expect to find at our shows:
J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition– Returning to the series for a third year, the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition will showcase elite-level, custom motorcycle creations vying for a piece of a $90,000 cash purse prize. This competition will feature five classes of competition including Free Style, Modified Harley-Davidson, Modified Street, Retro Mod and Performance Custom.
J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition Photo Booth – Builders with motorcycles competing in the custom bike competition will pose for photos with their bikes in this professional photo studio.
The Podium – Formerly known as the Learning Curve, the Podium offers keen insight into any and every important issue facing the motorcycle community today by housing leading industry experts crafting the curriculum and hosting over two dozen unique interactive seminars every show. Featuring varying topics for men, women, children, experienced riders, and newcomers, the Podium provides content aimed at helping you shave time off your next lap, increase the overall performance of your bike, improve as a rider and much more.
MotoGP Experience – All-new this year, the MotoGP grid will feature 12 MotoGP class bikes on a grid carpet, umbrella girls and a rarephoto opportunity for all attendees on a pole sitting bike.
Strider Adventure Zone – Children are invited to test ride a collection of pedal-less Strider bicycles on an exciting race course designed with gentle turns, small obstacles and more. This interactive feature is a perfect introduction to the two-wheeled world for future motorcycle riders!
The Pit Stop Challenge – Go over the Wall! Compete head-to-head with your friends and family against the clock in a real-life simulation of an endurance Pit Stop to win tour wide prizes!
Allstate All the Gear All the Time – In an effort to promote motorcycle safety, Allstate has created a fun, interactive scavenger hunt that will send participants to different spots on the show floor to identify missing gear. This new feature will test the motorcycle safety IQ of riders, and reward experts with fun prizes.
Progressive® Insurance Open Road Experience – Bikers dreaming of hitting the road with Progressive’s always happy-to-help sales clerk, Flo, can hop on a bike next to a virtual Flo, have their photo taken and instantly share the photo with friends on Facebook. Riders can also win prizes and kick back, relax and rest their feet in the Progressive Lounge.
Vintage Club Displays – Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to look into the past, with this special display showcasing retro bikes, courtesy of local vintage motorcycle clubs.
Suzuki Giveaway – Attendees will have the chance to win one of two new Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycles at the end of the 13-city tour.
XDL Street Jam – The XDL Street Jam is a competition-themed demonstration of motorcycle skills performed by the top athletes from the XDL Championship Series.
Free Motorcycle Parking and Gear Check –
Free motorcycle parking will be available for all riders who ride their motorcycles to the show. In addition, riders will be invited to check helmets, jackets and other gear at the show’s main entrance to free their hands and enjoy the new show experience.
Free Gear Check is offered in San Mateo, Dallas and Novi.
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'The Experience' will be at ALL the Shows!
Special for the International Motorcycle Show, we have assembled the largest collection of MotoGP bikes off the track, ever.
This is your chance to see the fastest motorcycles in the world up closer than you’ve ever been able to before.
We’ve shipped in Stefan Bradl’s actual MotoGP prototype bike for photo ops against the backdrop of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with umbrella girls.
Check out the MotoGP Experience page for the complete list of bikes that are part of the exhibit. We’ll also have information about MotoGP at Mazda Laguna Seca in case you can’t make the trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year.
If you’re not sure about going, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has sponsored an exclusive VIP MotoGP prize package. Make sure you visit the MotoGP Experience display at the Seattle Motorcycle Show and enter for your chance to win – it’s all free and part of the International Motorcycle Show.
The Seattle Motorcycle Show at the Washington State Convention Center is right around the corner and will be here before you know it! Take a look at some of our highly popular features and brand-new show features, some of which are happening only at the Seattle Motorcycle Show. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Don’t miss out on your chance to get hooked up with a great deal on tickets. Keep reading for more!
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World Superbike Champion Scott Russell Takes to the Podium in Seattle
If you’ve been to the International Motorcycle Show in the past, you may have heard this area called “The Learning Curve” but it’s now called “The Podium.” If you’re new to the International Motorcycle Show, this is the place to go to expand your motorcycle knowledge base and learn from the best in the industry. World Superbike and AMA Superbike Champion Scott Russell will be joining us at The Podium Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a World Champion Q&A and autograph session.
How does your motorcycle suspension work? Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA takes the black magic out of how your bike handles. We’ll go over long distance riding with Twisted Throttle and discovering the backcountry with Tourtech.
We’ll go over engine work with S&S Cycle, how motorcycle tires work with Dunlop, and Chop Shop Talk with Bob Kay. Make sure to stick around on Sunday for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition Awards Ceremony, where winners will stake their claim to being the best builder in Seattle. If you want to know what’s happening when you get to the show, click here and scroll down to see a schedule of each day’s events at The Podium.
o Custom builder Roland Sands will greet fans and sign autographs, on Friday, from 6 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, from 1 pm to 2 pm, at The Podium.
o Speed TV Supercross Sideline Reporter Erin Bates, featured in this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows “Human Motorcycles” ad campaign will make a special appearance
o Custom bike builder Cory Ness will do an interview and autograph session in Victory Motorcycles, on Friday, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Additionally, Arlen Ness and Cory Ness will appear in Allstate, on Saturday, from 12 pm to 2 pm
o Actor Keegan Allen from ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars will appear at the Harley-Davidson booth, on Friday, from 6 pm to 7 pm
o Actor and motorcycle rider R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role in the movie Full Metal Jacket and on the History Channel’s Mail Call will sign autographs in Victory Motorcycles, on Friday, from 7 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, from 10 am to 11 am, 2 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm
o Playboy Bunnies will greet fans in Victory Motorcycles on Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4 p.m. to 5 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm
o MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow and three-time Superbike champion pro racer Josh Hayes will greet fans in Yamaha, on Friday, from 5:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Josh will also appear on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Yamaha, and again at the Pit Stop Challenge, on Friday, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
o AMA pro racer Melissa Paris will appear at the Pit Stop Challenge, on Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Also at the Pit Stop Challenge will be AMA pro racer Javelin Broderick, on Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
o Shoei Helmets, in The Marketplace will host AMA pro racer Tommy Aquino, on Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
o AMA pro racer Chris Fillmore will greet fans at KTM, on Friday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
o Land Speed Record Holder Valerie Thompson will talk to fans in BMW Motorrad throughout the weekend.
o AMA/FIM World’s Fastest Man on a Motorcycle Al Lamb – Meet bike builder and world-record holder Al Lamb and check-out the turbo-charged Honda CBR1000RR, No. 1979, that set the 2012 AMA/FIM World Record, at 262.471 mph, in the MPS1000BF class.
Features and appearances that will fill the Long Beach Convention Center with excitement throughout the weekend include:
o New Bike Debuts – Southern California motorcycle fans will get the first look at several bikes and accessories making debuts at the show from BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian Motorcycle, KTM, Öhlins, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Twisted Throttle, Victory Motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles, Yamaha and more.
o Ducati Fashion Show – Ducati kicks-off its wildly popular fashion show in Long Beach offering attendees an exclusive chance to see the new 2013 fashion lineup with models strutting to the coolest beats. Fashion shows will take place on Friday, at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., at The Podium.
o XDL Street Jam Stunt Riding – Professional XDL freestyle stunt riders Nick Brocha and Aaron Twite will perform a variety of tricks and street freestyle stunts on stock motorcycles that will wow crowds throughout the weekend. Stunt shows will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
o Pinstriping with Skratch – Meet the legendary pinstriping artist and TLC star of Overhaulin’ who will pinstripe Bell motorcycle helmets with stylish designs in the Bell Helmet display.
Check out highlights from the New York stop, and preview all the action the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows are ready to bring into Indianapolis!
Indianapolis has long been the epicenter of American powersports - anyone with speed and horsepower on the brain has Indy on their radar, whether it's the "Brickyard," MotoGP or the world-renowned Indy 500. The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows is now proud to be another landmark on the radar of Midwest motorsports enthusiasts, with the upcoming Indianapolis Motorcycle Show!
February 15-17, hundreds of brand new 2013 motorcycles will roll into the Indiana Convention Center, representing the latest and most advanced machinery on two-wheels from every major manufacturer in the world. Fans and enthusiasts alike are welcome to get up close and personal with this definitive collection of 2013 motorcycles (and even some 2014s), as well as experience everything else the Indianapolis Motorcycle Show has to offer.
In an exclusive to the Indianapolis market, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Custom Bike Show will culminate with the U.S. Championship being held throughout the weekend at the Indiana Convention Center. The premier-class "Ultimate Builder" winners from each stop of the nationwide Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows tour will compete for national honors in Indy, where only one bike and builder will be named America's finest. Get an all-access look at this season's beautiful contestants in Indy, and cast your vote for the best builder in the U.S.
Celebrity appearances, the world-class MotoGP Experience and the antics of the XDL Street Jam crew are only a taste of the action that the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows bring. The Indianapolis Motorcycle Show will also serve as a core shopping outlet for motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere, with exclusive one-time deals on everything from boots to helmets you won't find anywhere else.
"It makes perfect sense to bring the longest-running consumer powersports show series in the world to Indy, the motorsports capital of America," commented Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows Brand Director Tigra Tsujikawa. "The show will take place alongside the 2013 Dealer Expo and together the two events will create the ultimate two-wheeled weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts."
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Indianapolis will be open to the public Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17, at Indiana Convention Center, located at 100 South Capital Avenue, in Indianapolis. Show hours are Friday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
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