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28th annual IMS schedule set

Hundreds of new models will be on display

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 19, 2008
The International Motorcycle Show will return for its 28th annual tour, visiting 13 cities in four months.

The world’s largest motorcycle show series will give enthusiasts from across the country a chance to see more than 600 new models of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and watercraft from 19 major manufacturers. The latest gear and aftermarket parts will also be displayed, and visitors can take part in demo rides, new rider programs and enjoy interactive entertainment.

“Whether you are an avid motorcycle rider or a potential new rider, each show stop is bursting with the latest bikes, gear, safety equipment and information to get your motor running,” says show director Jeff D’Entremont. “With gas prices on the rise, motorcycles make an excellent fuel efficient transportation choice and the show is the best place to see these bikes up-close and talk to the industry experts about the options.”

Motorcycle.com attended last year’s IMS stop in Long Beach, Calif. where we got a look at the Ducati Monster 696, the Travertson V-Rex and a trio of three-wheeled machines in the Can-Am Spyder, the Piaggio MP3 400 and a concept scooter from Vectrix.

Cycle World returns for the 16th straight year as title sponsor and Toyota is back for the 11th time as presenting sponsor.

Here’s the full tour schedule for the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show presented by Toyota:

Date Venue
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 2008 University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 14-16, 2008 Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
Nov. 21-23, 2008 Reliant Center, Houston, TX
Dec. 5-7, 2008 Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
Dec. 12-14, 2008      Qwest Field Event Center, Seattle, WA
Dec. 19-21, 2008 San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, CA
Jan. 2-4, 2009 Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, MI
Jan. 9-11, 2009 Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.
Jan. 16-18, 2009 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2009        I-X Center, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 6-8, 2009 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL
Feb. 20-22, 2009 Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN