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Long Beach Motorcycle Show Schedule

Progressive International Motorcycle Show

This weekend, the 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Show heads to Long Beach, Calif.

Some of the highlights of Long Beach IMS include many personalities throughout the motorcycle industry, including MotoGP star Ben Spies, Bonneville Salt Flats record-holder Leslie Porterfield, FASTEST MotoGP producer Mark Neale and racing legend Kevin Scwantz, to name a few.

Besides the personalities, there will be events to please every type of motorcyclists, including stunt shows from Smage Bros, helmet tech with Arai, the unveiling of some new motorcycles from Victory and the Ultimate Builder Competition.

Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for the latest in updates and photos from Long Beach IMS.

Following is the schedule for Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, which runs Dec. 9-11.

Long Beach IMS Friday Schedule:

Seminars

  • 5 p.m. "Meet Yamaha Factory MotoGP Racer: Ben Spies"
  • 5:30 p.m. "Alaska-Yukon-Northwest Territories Adventures for the Cures"
  • 6 p.m. "Full Throttle Award Presentation National Fallen Firefighter Foundation, Harley-Davidson & Pierce Manufacturing"
  • 6:30 p.m. "Meet the World’s Fastest Female Rider: Record-Holder Leslie Porterfield"
  • 7 p.m. "New Helmet Styles = New Fitments Get it Right with Bruce Porter of Arai"
  • 7:30 p.m. "Around the World with Long-Distance Rider Doug Wothke"

Victory Motorcycles World Unveil

  • 5 p.m. World Unveil of New Motorcycle at the Victory Booth

MotoGP Racer Ben Spies

  • 5 p.m. Q&A and Book Signing at the Learning Curve
  • 5:30 p.m. Q&A and Autograph Session at the Yamaha Booth
  • 6:30 p.m. Autograph Session at the HJC Display in the Marketplace

Smage Bros Stunt Shows

  • 5:30 p.m. Stunt Show Performance
  • 7 p.m. Stunt Show Performance

Long Beach IMS Saturday Schedule:

Seminars

  • 10:30 a.m. "DIY: Selecting, Buying and Maintaining Your Tires with Dunlop"
  • 11 a.m. "Rock the Gear What Gear to Wear, How it Should Fit with Brittany Morrow"
  • 11:30 p.m. "New Helmet Styles = New Fitments Get it Right with Bruce Porter of Arai"
  • Noon "Highlights of FASTST, The MotoGP Documentary with Director/Producer Mark Neale"
  • 12:30 p.m. "Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Kevin Schwantz"
  • 1 p.m. "Fast Females – Woman Pro Racer Panel with Leslie Porterfield and Melissa Paris"
  • 1:30 p.m. "Around the World with Long-Distance Rider Doug Wothke"
  • 2 p.m. "Riding a Harley through China with Gary Marz of Kozmoto.com"
  • 2:30 p.m. "Off Road Riding Techniques – Body Position, Counter Balance and more with Jeremy Lebreton of Alt Rider"
  • 3 p.m. "Meet the World’s Fastest Female Rider: Record-Holder Leslie Porterfield"
  • 3:30 p.m. "The Best Adventure-Riding Routes Paul Guillien, TourTech"
  • 4:30 p.m. "Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Kevin Schwantz"
  • 5 p.m. "DIY: Tuning Your Suspension Matt Wiley from RaceTech"
  • 5:30 p.m. "Is Your Butt Made of Iron? Learn the Basics of Long Distance Touring with Twisted Throttle"
  • 6 p.m. "Highlights of FASTEST, The MotoGP Documentary with Director/Producer Mark Neale"

Smage Bros Stunt Shows

  • 11 a.m. Stunt Show Performance
  • 2 p.m. Stunt Show Performance
  • 4 p.m. Stunt Show Performance
  • 6 p.m. Stunt Show Performance

Long Beach IMS- Sunday Schedule:

Seminars

  • 10:30 a.m. "Around the World with Long-Distance Rider Doug Wothke"
  • 11 a.m. "The Best Adventure-Riding Routes Paul Guillien, TourTech"
  • 11:30 a.m. "Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Kevin Schwantz"
  • Noon "New Helmet Styles = New Fitments Get it Right with Bruce Porter of Arai"
  • 12:30 p.m. "DIY: Selecting, Buying and Maintaining Your Tires with Dunlop"
  • 1 p.m. "Around the World with Long-Distance Rider Doug Wothke"
  • 1:30 p.m. "Is Your Butt Made of Iron? Learn the Basics of Long Distance Touring with Twisted Throttle"
  • 2 p.m. "Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Kevin Schwantz"
  • 2:30 p.m. "DIY: Tuning Your Suspension Matt Wiley from RaceTech"
  • 3:30 p.m. Ultimate Builder Competition Awards Ceremony

Smage Bros Stunt Shows

  • 11 a.m. Stunt Show Performance
  • 1 p.m. Stunt Show Performance
  • 3 p.m. Stunt Show Performance

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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