2016 Progressive IMS Long Beach Review | Don’t Miss Motorcycles

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2107 Ducati 1299 Superleggera. $80,000 MSRP.

Every year the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are a must-see event for the hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts. There are dozens of 2017 models to check out, along with a wide variety of customs, apparel and accessory vendors, and Flo’s Chop Shop. If you miss the 2016-17 Progressive IMS,  you are missing a lot! Let’s take a look at a number of the highlights.

Suzuki

This is the year of the small bikes, and Suzuki stole the show with the first 2018 model–the 2018 Suzuki GSX250R Katana. Other exciting 2017 Suzukis included the new GSX-R1000, VanVan 200, and the RMX450Z.

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2018 Suzuki GSX250R Katana. Yes, 2018!
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2017 Suzuki RMX450Z.
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2017 Suzuki VanVan200.
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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Honda

Honda debuted a number of exciting bikes, including the 2017 Honda Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 cruiser, along with a couple of stunning customs. Off-roaders were happy to see the 2017 Honda CRF250L Rally, 2017 CRF450RX off-road racer, and Ken Roczen’s 2017 Honda CRF450R. Back on the street, the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP was on view for the first time.

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2017 Honda CRF250L Rally
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2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP.
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2017 Honda Rebel 500 and Rebel 300.
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2017 Honda Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 Customs.
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Ken Roczen’s 2017 Honda CRF450R.
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2017 Honda CRF450RX.

BMW

The big stars of the BMW display were the various flavors of the 2017 BMW R nineT, along with a striking custom model. BMW has jumped into the small-bike milieu with the 2017 BMW G 310 GS.

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Custom BMW R nineT.
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2017 BMW R nineT Urban G/S.
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2017 BMW R nineT Sport.
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2017 BMW G 310 GS.

KTM

KTM focused on its big adventure and street bikes at the Progressive IMS. There were new models, such as the 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R and 1290 Super Duke GT, as well as important updates to the 1290 Super Adventure R and 1290 Super Duke R.

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2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R.
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2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R.
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2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R.

Yamaha

Yamaha presented the showstopping all-new 2017 Yamaha R6, which looks stunning in person. The was an amazing Jeff Palhegyi Design Yamaha SCR950, as well as the updated Yamaha FZ-09 and Cooper Webb’s championship-winning Yamaha YZ250F.

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2017 Yamaha R6.
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2017 Yamaha FZ-09.
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Jeff Palhegyi Design Yamaha SCR950.
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Cooper Webb’s Yamaha YZ250F

Kawasaki

There were a number of new 2017 Kawasakis, including some we’ve tested and others we’re about to test. On the floor were the 2017 Kawasaki Z900, Z650, Ninja 650, Ninja H2R, Ninja ZX10-RR, and Ninja 1000—all either new or updated significantly this year. The armada of small bikes continues with the 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300.

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2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650.
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2017 Kawasaki Z650.
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2017 Kawasaki Z900.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000.
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2R.

Ducati

It’s a big year for Ducati, and they put on a strong showing. At the top of the list, of course, is the $80,000 2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera—it’s a must-see bike at the Progressive IMS. Another impressive bike is the 2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, which is designed to ride seriously off-road. Plus, we got to inspect the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 R, Supersport S, and Multistrada 950.

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2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera.
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2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled.
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2017 Ducati Supersport S.
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2017 Ducati Multistrada 950.
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2017 Ducati Monster 1200 R.

Indian

The Scout was a focus at Indian, and that meant its championship-winning Scout dirt tracker, plus a fantastic Roland Sands Design Scout.

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Indian Scout racer.
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Roland Sands Design Indian Scout.

Harley-Davidson

The 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been out for months, and they didn’t have anything new since then on display. However, we did like the cutaway of the new Milwaukee-Eight motor. If there are any 2017 Harley-Davidsons you haven seen, they were all there, and many with factory accessories.

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Victory

There wasn’t anything we hadn’t seen from Victory yet, except for this highly modified motorcycle—dubbed the Victory Grizzly—which had been taken around the world on a nearly 60,000-mile trip in just 72 days.

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Victory Grizzly.

Three-Wheels

If three-wheeled motorcycles tickle your fancy, check out these offerings from Can-Am, Polaris, Ural, and Vanderhall.

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Ural.
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2017 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Daytona 500.
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Vanderhall Venice.
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Kid Rock Polaris Slingshot.

Flo’s Chop Shop

If you’re looking a big rough around the edges at the Progressive IMS, Flo’s Chop Shop will clean you right up.

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Flo’s Chop Shop Sidecar
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Flo’s Chop Shop.

Progressive IMS Vintage Motorcycle Display

There’s a huge section of vintage motorcycles of all types, including a strong showing from our friends at Doffo Wines.

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IMS Vintage Garage.
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Doffo Wines exotic vintage bikes.

Customized Adventure Bikes

No one does customized adventure bikes like Twisted Throttle and Touratech.

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Twisted Throttle Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.

 

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Touratech KTM 1190 Adventure R.

EBR

EBR is back, and Erik Buell was on-hand to show us the way.

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Erik Buell and the EBR Black Lightning.
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2017 EBR 1190RX.
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2017 EBR 1190SX.

Triumph and Royal Enfield

Triumph had a display put on by Southern California Motorcycles, and Royal Enfield talked to the media about its efforts to sell one million motorcycles worldwide, and expand its reach into the American market.

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2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
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2017 Triumph Street Cup.
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Royal Enfield Classic 500.

Electric Motorcycles

Zero and Energica were also on hand at the Progressive IMS in Long Beach with the forward-looking electric motorcycles.

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Energica motorcycles.
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Zero Motorcycles.

Beta

There was a small display of Beta off-road and dual sport motorcycles—missing were the trials bikes, however.

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2017 Beta motorcycles.

The Marketplace, presented by Cycle Gear

This year, Cycle Gear has made it easier than ever to buy something at the Progressive IMS.

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Cycle Gear Marketplace.

Custom Motorcycles

Last, but certainly not least, is the wide variety of custom motorcycles on display the the Progressive IMS.

Progressive IMS Custom Bikes Gallery

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