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WHEELS OF FIRE
The Progressive Motorcycle Show

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Published on Sat, Dec 10, 2011

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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Day one at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach

It’s a motor show of the two-wheeled variety, and it’s the biggest one in town: The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows cruised its 12-city nationwide tour into the Long Beach Convention Center, December 9-11, 2011, and Southern California was the first place in the country to see the newest model sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, aftermarket parts and accessories under one roof. PROGRESSIVE® INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS® ROLLS INTO THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER Hundreds of New Motorcycles, Demo Rides, Smage Bros. Motorcycle Stunt Show, High-End Customs, Women Ride Center Pictures by Roy Nakano WHAT: The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows cruised its 12-city nationwide tour into the Long Beach Convention Center with the hottest new two-wheeled rides. Long Beach, California was the first place in the country to see the newest model sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, aftermarket parts and accessories under one roof. From new riders and hard core enthusiasts to women riders and motorcycle fans who aspire to ride, this was the show for motorcycle lovers to immerse themselves in bike culture, talk to experts, learn new riding techniques and even hop on a bike for a demo ride. In addition to the latest bikes, the show included: A motorcycle stunt show from the “America’s Got Talent” Top 10 Finalists, the Smage Brothers; a pavilion featuring high-end motorcycles; custom bikes at the world’s largest custom bike competition; digital graffiti walls to design a custom Kawasaki bike; and a women ride center featuring apparel, gear and bikes for women.

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This Suzuki Hayabusa will lay waste to the quickest production car in the world

WHO: New model lineups and representatives from Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Star, Yamaha, Beta, Darwin Motorcycles, KTM, MV Agusta, Norton and more will be on site to answer questions and provide information on the latest motorcycles, products and education. The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are produced by Advanstar Communications, a media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the fashion, life sciences and powersports industries.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the show, go to www.motorcycleshows.com

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