AIMExpo 2018 Show Coverage

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Did you hear it? That sound was the U.S. motorcycle industry show season clicking into first gear. Today, in Las Vegas, the season starts off with the with the AIMExpo in its debut visit to Sin City. While mostly an industry show, motorcyclists in the Vegas area will have the opportunity to take a look at what the show has to offer on Saturday and Sunday. Today and tomorrow, however, are industry days where manufacturers of all stripes try to catch the eye of the individual dealerships. So, in the same venue as many of the major motor manufacturers, you’ll also find the booths for people with a good idea (and a shoestring budget) who are just waiting for their big break.

We already know that there will be new model announcements from Kawasaki because we’ve been sent an invitation. The AIMExpo event schedule also has presentations by Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha listed, so perhaps there will be some surprises. Additionally, we expect to see some new wares from the aftermarket. For example, the helmet communicator wars appear to be heating up. Both Cardo and Sena have asked to meet with us during the show, so we’re hoping for some new wireless coolness. And who knows what we’ll stumble onto out on the floor. Remember the Stacyc?

If you can’t wait for us to start posting observations from the show floor, you can always take a look at coverage from years past at the links below.

2017 AIMExpo Coverage

2016 AIMExpo Coverage

2015 AIMExpo Coverage

2014 AIMExpo Coverage

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R


Suzuki GSX-R150


Yamaha YZF-R3
Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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