Kawasaki at Long Beach IMS

Donate a new toy and receive discount on admission

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 04, 2008
Kawasaki will display its complete motorcycle line, offer demo rides, and host autograph sessions featuring its stable of championship-winning riders at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 5-7.

To mark the coming holiday season, Kawasaki will participate in the Firefighter’s Spark of Love and ToyRide.org charity toy drives. Attendees who bring a new, unwrapped toy to Kawasaki’s demo ride area will receive $5 off their admission to the Long Beach show. Donated toys will be delivered to foster children in Los Angeles County. Kawasaki Motors Corp will also contribute over 140 Kawasaki-branded bicycles, toys, games and musical instruments.

AMA Racing Athlete of the Year Ricky Dietrich will be at the Long Beach IMS.Stunt-rider, SPEED TV personality and editor of 2Wheel Tuner magazine, Jason Britton will debut his new Ninja ZX-14, built by Nick Anglada of Custom Sportbike Concepts. The bike will be unveiled to the media on the morning of Dec. 5, and Britton and Anglada will present the bike at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Hub presentation area. Later that afternoon, Britton will be signing autographs at the Kawasaki display with former AMA Dragbike Champion Rickey Gadsen and the No Limit Stunt team.

The Kawasaki display will also host an autograph session for Dec. 5 from 6-7 p.m. with AMA Racing Athlete of the Year and EnduroCross Champion Ricky Dietrich, five-time AMA Hare and Hound Champion Destry Abbott and Motocross riders Ryan Villopoto and Timmy Ferry. All four riders won off-road championships in 2008 and fans at the Kawasaki display can see the updated KX450F and KX250F models they will ride for the 2009 season.

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