IMS is the US’s largest and longest-running powersports national show tour and the 12-city it tour will kick off Friday, November 18-20 in San Mateo, California. With nearly 70,000 square feet of exhibit space, visitors will find hundreds of new bikes from leading manufacturers including Harley-Davidson, Erik Buell, Ducati, Norton, Triumph, MV Agusta, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, etc as well as the latest aftermarket parts and accessories from manufacturers. Exciting features coming to the San Mateo Motorcycle Show:
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition – Returning to the series, the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition will showcase elite-level custom motorcycles competing for a piece of a $90,000 cash purse prize and a chance to compete in the United States Championship, at the Daytona Progressive International Motorcycle Show in March. In affiliation with the AMD World Championship, this competition will feature four classes of competition, a “people’s choice” winner and the chance for attendees to meet the artists who create these custom designs.
World Debut of Smage Bros Stunt Show – Made famous by their popularity on a nationally televised talent competition this past summer, Wisconsin brothers Pat and Phil Smage will take motorcycle trials stunt riding to the next level with a brand new, never-before-seen show that will make eyes pop and jaws drop. Stunt show hours are Friday, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Learning Curve – An interactive stage will be jam-packed with industry experts presenting a variety of motorcycling topics for both new and experienced riders including adventure riding, motorcycle maintenance, increasing bike performance, seminars for women riders and more.
Demo Rides – Licensed motorcyclists who bring their own riding gear (including a helmet) can test ride the hottest new bikes from manufacturers on Saturday and Sunday, during daylight hours. These manufacturer-hosted demo rides will offer consumers the chance to hop on the latest models and take one out for a ride.
Kawasaki Design-A-Bike – This state-of-the-art interactive digital wall display invites motorcycle enthusiasts to virtually design their own custom exterior paint and graphics package on a selected Kawasaki motorcycle using exclusive technology from Lumacoustics. This never-before-seen technology will make its debut in the United States at the San Mateo Motorcycle Show. Showgoers are invited to use a wireless digital spray-can to choose from dozens of color palettes and more than 10 graphics packages to customize a digitally displayed Kawasaki motorcycle. Custom creations can also be posted to Facebook, sent to an e-mail address or printed out as a show souvenir.
Supermoto Racing – SupermotoUSA brings Supermoto action-packed racing to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show – watch racers of all ages as they back in, come out sideways and jump over urban style ramps on a tight, closed-circuit course. Additionally, Supermoto Racing is FREE for all ticket-buying consumers of the San Mateo Motorcycle Show.
Motorcycling Through the Decades Presented by “Motorcyclist” Magazine – Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to take a look into the past, as well as the future, with this display of bikes representing every decade since the inception of motorcycling 100 years ago.
* Swag Wagon Presented by Allstate – A specially designed mobile two-wheeled rolling freebie-machine, piloted by the show Swag Master, will cruise through the show spreading high-energy and laughs with moto-product giveaways, motorcycle oriented games, contests, prizes, music and more.
Free Motorcycle Parking and Gear Check will be available for all riders who ride their motorcycles to the show. In addition, riders will be invited to check helmets, jackets and other gear at the show’s main entrance to free their hands and enjoy the new show experience.
The San Mateo Motorcycle Show will be open to the public Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, at the San Mateo County Event Center, located at 2495 South Delaware Street, in San Mateo. Show hours are Friday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $15 adults $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free. On Family Day, Sunday, November 20, all children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. International Motorcycle Shows.