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ADV EventsNorth AmericaProgressive Motorcycle Show in Chicago, IL - Feb. 7-9, 2014

Progressive Motorcycle Show in Chicago, IL – Feb. 7-9, 2014

The latest Adventure Bike models, gear and apparel, plus live entertainment

Published on 10.01.2013

Come check out the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago, IL.  The event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

For over 30 years, the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® have been the premiere winter refuge for over 600,000 powersports enthusiasts throughout the nation. All the latest models and accessories available for motorcycles, ATVs and scooters are on display from the industry’s leading manufacturers, along with seminars, action features and historic motorcycle displays.

BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia and more all utilize the International Motorcycle Shows® to unveil their new Adventure Motorcycles and concept bikes to the world. Adventure Bike accessory and gear manufacturers are also in attendance showing off their latest products.


Show Highlights

Celebrity Appearances
When you get to the International Motorcycle Show, keep an eye out for your favorite riders and celebrities. Each city will have different athletes and celebrities coming in for autograph sessions. You’ll have the chance to meet face to face and get your autographs and pictures for a limited time.

The Marketplace
The Aftermarket – What’s the best part about purchasing a new bike? Continuing the moto-shopping spree by buying all of the little extras you need to stay safe, customize and personalize your ride! In the Marketplace, you’ll find a collection of many of the top parts and accessories in the world from all your favorite aftermarket manufacturers. You’ll test out products that fit every budget and lifestyle, guided by specialists who are there to help explain the ins-and-outs of how these additions to your riding arsenal will enhance your riding experience.

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition
Featuring the world’s leading customized bikes and offering the largest prize purse of any builder competition on earth, the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Presented by J&P Cycles offers you direct access to the foremost custom competition on the planet. Check out jaw-dropping designs, unbelievably exact engineering and painstakingly precise paint-jobs in this premier head-to-head motorcycle matchup. You’ll even have the opportunity to meet the artists, get their autographs, take pictures, and then voice your opinion to help decide the winner!

The Podium
Raise your “MQ” (Motorcycling IQ) at the all-new Podium, where more than two dozen FREE seminars will be held throughout the weekend.

Yamaha Sweepstakes
We’re giving away not just one, but two Yamaha Watercraft this year. With a total value of nearly $24,000, you’ll have the opportunity to win a summer full of fun on a WaveRunner.

First prize is a 2014 Yamaha FX SVHO luxury performance WaveRunner. The 1812cc Super Vortex High Output motor is one of the most powerful motors that Yamaha has put into a production WaveRunner. The high tech hull on Yamaha’s flagship WaveRunner is 70% lighter than traditional hulls and makes no sacrifices in quality. This supercharged PWC seats 1-3 people and retails for $15,999.

Stunt Show
Due to popular demand, we will be putting on stunt shows at select locations at the International Motorcycle Show. Experience adrenaline pumping stunts performed by some of the best stunt riders out there.

Vintage Clubs
The International Motorcycle Show has partnered up with local vintage clubs in your area to put on a beautiful display of classic motorcycles. In addition to having all the latest and greatest offerings from leading manufacturers, you’ll also be able to check out some timeless classics from other eras.

Free Gear Check
In conjunction with easy access motorcycle parking, Free Gear Check is an amenity we know you appreciate. Our courteous staff members will move you quickly through the gear check process so you can get into the show and see all the new bikes, accessories, and entertainment, without having to carry around your helmet. It’s just one way we try to say thank you for your commitment to being a rider.

Demo Rides (CA/AZ Only)
The International Motorcycle Show is a great place to take the bike you’ve always wanted out on a ride. Demo rides at the International Motorcycle Show are no-pressure and hassle free, so you can get to experience what it would be like on that new bike you’ve been eyeing.

VIP Tour
Want to beat the crowd, not wait in line, and not have to fight to get up and close with that new motorcycle you’ve been lusting after? The VIP Tour is the perfect way to experience the Progressive International Motorcycle Show without having to deal with any of the hassle.

Event Organizer: Advanstar

To see the full event details click here.

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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