Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows Kick Off

Brett Ratner
by Brett Ratner
If you are a cycle buff who digs checking out the latest and greatest, you might want to attend the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows.

The 20th annual event kicks off this weekend in San Francisco. Read on for official details from show organizers...

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 7, 2000--Northern Californiamotorcyclists will witness the opening of the largest and oldestconsumer-oriented powersports show series in the nation when The Cycle WorldInternational Motorcycle Show® presented by Toyota Trucks rolls into theSan Mateo County Expo Center, Nov. 10-12, 2000.

Celebrating its 20th year, the show treats area motorcycle enthusiasts of allages to a virtual toy store of the industry's latest vehicles andaccessories. Sportbikes, cruisers, scooters, dualsport machines, off-roadbikes, motocross and even 4-wheel ATVs will be represented in factoryshowcase displays from top manufacturers such as Aprilia, BMW, Buell, Ducati,Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha.Representatives from local dealerships will also be on hand to answerquestions and help enthusiasts determine the perfect ride for their size andexperience level.

Complementing the new hardware will be a large aftermarket manufacturercontingent offering everything from performance parts to leather goods tomemorabilia. Show-goers can also see some of the latest product offerings at"The Factory," a series of showcase displays featuring parts and accessoriesfrom companies such as Abus Motorcycle Locks USA, Arai Helmets, AutocomSpecialist Communications, Bridgestone/Firestone Tires, ChatterBox, DowcoInc., Dunlop Tires, Dynojet Research, Gi. Vi. USA, HJC Helmets, K&NEngineering, Kendon Industries, Metzeler Motorcycle Tire, Prexport,Progressive Suspension, Samson Motorcycle Products, Shoei Helmets, SpykeInc., Thunder Manufacturing, Travelcade/Saddlemen and Yuasa Batteries. Theshow is not limited to spectators -- enthusiasts can shop and purchase muchof what they see on display.

Supplying a "high" level of entertainment to the show experience, theSchwinn/Toyota Bicycle Stunt Team will be on hand to dazzle the crowd with avariety of two-wheeled acrobatics. Watch team riders Duncan Gore, JustinMarchak, Koji Kraft and Sean Peters as they fly through the air, flip andspin on a series of vert ramps and mini jumps. The guys are trueprofessionals, competing and winning at regular competitions nationallythroughout the year... don't miss one of their many performances during thethree-day San Francisco show.

If it's more of a "hands-on" activity you want, the "Good Hands" folks atAllstate Insurance Company can steer you over to the radio-controlled truckraces. With life-size steering wheel controls, up to six participants at atime will be able to navigate their RC trucks through a rough, offroad-stylecourse. They can expect all the bumping and dicing of real, off-road truckracing... as well as a lot of fun.

As an added bonus, one show attendee may be rewarded with a new motorcycleas a result of his or her trip to the San Francisco show. Sponsored byAmerican Suzuki, the Official Motorcycle Giveaway provides entrants with thechance to win a 2001 Suzuki Intruder® Volusia™. In addition, regularProduct Giveaways will see a variety of merchandise awarded to attendeesthroughout the day. Made possible by many of the participating exhibitors,this show highlight is always a crowd favorite!

Another hit with enthusiasts is the manufacturer-sponsored demo rides.Licensed motorcyclists, with their own riding gear including helmets, canride the latest street bikes from BMW and Buell. Getting back to the grassroots of motorcycling, the Cycle World Classic Collection showcases a numberof classic, custom and vintage motorcycles from local riders and clubs.Presented by Cycle World Magazine, the feature gives local collectors thechance to show off their bikes to their peers and offers enthusiasts aglimpse of the limitless restoration and customizing possibilities availableto them.

Once considered a man's domain, motorcycling has experienced a growingsegment of female riders. In recognition of the past, present and futurewomen motorcycle enthusiasts, the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundationpresents the "Women in Motorcycling" display.

Tickets are available on-site, adults $9; children (ages 6-11) $4; children(under 6) FREE. Groups of 20 or more can contact TEAM Powersports forinformation about receiving a $2 admission discount. Members of the AmericanMotorcyclist Association who show their membership cards when purchasingtheir tickets are also eligible for a $1 rebate coupon to be redeemed at theAMA show booth. $1 discount coupons can be found at local participatingdealers. Advance tickets are available online at the show web site:www.motorcycleshows.com. Free Helmet and Coat Check. Free motorcycleparking.

For more information about the 2001 show series, please contact TEAMPowersports at Advanstar Communications, Inc., 201 Sandpointe Avenue, Suite600, Santa Ana, CA, 92707, telephone (800) 854-3112, (714) 513-8400, fax(714) 513-8481, e-mail [email protected] For media information,contact Nancy Larsen, telephone (907) 696-8001, fax (907) 696-8002, e-mail [email protected] All reader inquiries can be directed to the InfoLine at(800) 331-5706 CST and (218) 723-9130 CST or to www.motorcycleshows.com.

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