The 31st annual Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will begin in November of 2011, starting this year in California and continuing in 11 different cities before ending at the 2012 Daytona Bike Week.
This year's shows will have an increased focus on motorcycle manufacturers and an engaging show experience to the widest audience of enthusiasts across the country, according to the organizers.
UPDATE: Triumph Announces Attendance at the 2011-2012 Show Series
November 12, 2011 - Triumph Motorcycles will use the 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) as the backdrop for the U.S. introduction of three important new models.
The limited-release Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition, the Öhlins-equipped Speed Triple R ABS and the all-new, shaft drive Tiger Explorer adventure tourer will all make their U.S. debuts at Triumphís IMS booth.
Also on display will be custom and racing Triumphs from around the country, as well as a selection of gear from the popular Triumph clothing collection. "The IMS shows are the perfect U.S. venue for Triumph to introduce our 2012 line-up" said Greg Heichelbech, CEO of Triumph North America.
Heichelbech will be formally introducing the Speed Triple R ABS and Tiger Explorer at the December 9-11 Long Beach show, and will unveil the Bonneville Steve McQueen Edition at the January 20-22 New York City show.
Here's the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows official press release (edited):
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 nationís 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 nationís 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:
"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 yearís 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."
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