2014 American International Motorcycle Expo NewsErik Buell Racing (EBR) was a founding OEM exhibitor at last October’s inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), and the Wisconsin-based manufacturer says it will return to the 2014 event set for Oct. 16-19 in Orlando.
EBR took advantage of the exclusive all-in-one platform offered at AIMExpo and received stellar response from dealers, members of the industry, media and consumers. The East Troy, Wis., company has made a name for itself as a result of the innovative American craftsmanship of its motorcycles, including the 1190 RX that was globally debuted at AIMExpo last year.With the opportunity to connect to its current dealer body, expand its dealer network and introduce new models, EBR eagerly awaits the opportunity to build on its success from the inaugural AIMExpo.“We are returning to AIMExpo in 2014 because the inaugural event last year was a great success for us,” said Gary Pietruszewski, Vice President of global sales at Erik Buell Racing. “It’s an opportunity for us to spend quality time with dealers, the media and motorcycle enthusiasts. The timing is perfect, too, since it coincides with new model introductions and is late enough in the season that dealers and their staff can more easily attend.”EBR plans on expanding its presence at AIMExpo in 2014 by offering demo rides. Additionally, several of EBR’s professional race team riders will be in attendance to meet with dealers, media, and consumers.“The opportunity to welcome EBR back as one of our founding OEM exhibitors is significant for AIMExpo,” said Larry Little, Vice President & General Manager, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group. “The brand has boldly paved its own path in the powersports marketplace thanks to the craftsmanship and fine detail of its motorcycles, and we are happy to showcase their cutting edge products. We look forward to EBR’s return and can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with next.”With over 275 exhibitors already committed to AIMExpo in 2014, the event continues to cement its place within the powersports marketplace. Exhibitor numbers and interest continues to grow each day and companies looking to take advantage of the AIMExpo platform should contact an AIMExpo Account Manager toll free at 855-MCShows (855-627-4697).Be sure to stay tuned to the AIMExpoUSA.com website and keep up to date on the continued progress by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook by visiting the AIMExpo page, and “Follow” on Twitter: @AIMExpo.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.