The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), North America’s fastest growing powersports show, will make its highly anticipated return to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) this fall. After two trade-only days, the show opens its doors to consumers on October 15-16 for a sneak peek and inside look at the new products introduced for 2017. With hundreds industry exhibitors from around the globe inside the convention center and the opportunity to test ride new motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs at AIMExpo Outdoors!, AIMExpo is really two shows in one, delivering a unique, and fun opportunity for every member of the family to experience everything powersports and motorcycling has to offer.
At AIMExpo, participants can immerse themselves in powersports and motorcycling; it’s the one place many new machines can be seen publically for the very first time. At publication time, nine manufacturers exhibiting at AIMExpo 2016 are Aprilia, BMW, Can-Am/BRP, HiSUN, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, SSR/Benelli, Suzuki, Vespa, and Yamaha. In addition to the many new motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs, the full complement of the latest aftermarket products, riding gear and accessories will be on display, many available for sale at the show. A full slate of educational and informative seminars and the appearance of special celebrity guests will offer additional opportunities for enthusiasts to enrich and enjoy their AIMExpo experience.
What’s New: In recognition of the continued rise in popularity and influence of the custom bike-building culture of motorcycling, AIMExpo will unveil a brand new showcase for 2016 known as “Custom Culture at AIMExpo.” Key components are the Championship of the Americasbike builder competition, the Standard Motorcycle Co. Showcase, millennial artisans, bike builders, and more. There will also be a chance to meet Custom Culture ambassador Leticia Cline. Custom Culture broadens AIMExpo’s V-Twin initiative that was introduced at the 2015 event, developing an added focus on what is the most popular segment for younger millennial riders and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.
Highlights: At AIMExpo Outdoors!, attendees have a one-of-a kind opportunity to test ride new 2017 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and UTVs from several participating manufacturers in both street and dirt environments. AIMExpo Outdoors!is located just steps from the show floor on the South Concourse, next to AIMExpo FREE Motorcycle Parking (Saturday and Sunday only) in South Lot B.
The AIMExpo Championship of the Americas returns as a world-class custom bike competition between builders from all corners of the Americas that will serve as a path to compete in the 2018 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. The Championship takes place at the Intermot international motorcycle fair in Cologne, Germany in the fall of 2018.
The Made in America @ AIMExpo pavilion will spotlight American companies designing, assembling, or producing the best powersports brands and products in the country. Made in America will showcase the ingenuity of American companies and their broad influence on the domestic and international powersports marketplace, and provide a natural home for producers of American V-Twin products.
Retro Affair, Vintage Motorcycle Show, presented in partnership with the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC), is a competition showcasing historic, restored and customized American, Japanese and European vintage
motorcycles built before 1984. Motorcycles entered into Retro Affair will be seeded into classes based on model and year and judged on condition, originality and functionality. Top placing motorcycles in each category will be awarded trophies and merchandise with a special prize going to the Best of Show.
General Public Indoor Exhibits
Hours: Saturday, October 15 – 9am-7pm
Sunday, October 16 – 10am-5pm
AIMExpo Outdoors! Demo Rides
Saturday, October 15 – 9am-5pm
Sunday, October 16 – 10am-4pm
Tickets: General Admission (Saturday and Sunday only):
Adult one day pass (ages 15+): $13 each online, $15 each onsite
Adult two day pass (ages 15+): $20 each online or onsite
Group Rate: one day admission, groups of 20 or more: $11 each online, $15 onsite
Kids ages 14 and under FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult
Tickets are now on sale. Click here to buy tickets online and save $2 each on general admission adult tickets. Tickets are also available at the OCCC box office during the event.
Location: NEW Location: Orange County Convention Center, North Building, Halls A and B, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Parking: FREE motorcycle parking both consumer days in South Lot B adjacent to the North Building! Automobile parking is available in lot adjacent to North Building for a daily fee of $9.
Hotel Info: Click here for partner hotel information.
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