Consumer Motorcycle Shows in Full Swing

Great turnout in Long Beach

The 26th International Motorcycle Shows are in high gear 13 select cities across America. WNR editor, Genevieve Schmitt, and WRN Products Editor, Teri Conrad, walked the show in Long Beach, Calif., over the weekend and were amazed at how packed the event was.

The alluring color of this motorcycle caught our eye. The bike is Kawasaki#39;s new Vulcan 900 cruiser. The color is Candy Caribbean Blue.

“What an amazing showing of products and services for motorcyclists. The aisles were jammed with folks trying to get through to see the many vendors on hand showing off and selling their goods,” says Genevieve.

Expect to see national companies like Cycle Trader on hand at these motorcycle shows. Jason Johnson and Michele Reyes, OEM Specialists with, came from Norfolk, Virginia, to Long Beach to make sure folks attending the expo know what their company offers. is a complete resource on shopping for new and used motorcycles.

The International Motorcycle Shows are a series of trade shows designed to showcase the newest motorcycles and aftermarket accessories to the public. All the major manufacturers are on hand at all these show with some having demo rides in the parking lots. “Its a great chance for anyone interested in motorcycling to get to know whats out there and talk with manufacturer representatives. You can sit on the bikes, ask questions its really an ideal opportunity for new riders to see first hand what the motorcycling market is all about,” says Genevieve.

The world#39;s fastest man on two wheels, Chris Car, world record holder for piloting a motorcycle the fastest at the land speed races in Bonneville, was at the Long Beach show here describing the cockpit of the Streamliner, the machine he rode into history. WRN will feature an interview with Chris in the next couple of weeks in the Motorcycle Lifestyle section.

There are still eight shows on the schedule. For more information, visit Many of the events have showcases unique to that city, so check the schedule to see whats going on at the venue nearest to you.

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