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2015 AIMExpo


AIMExpo 3-Way Giveaway Winners
Receive New Motorcycles

Winners Ride Off on Custom Star Bolt R-Spec, Suzuki V-Strom and
KYMCO Campagno

IRVINE, Calif. (February 12, 2015) – The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that the three lucky winners of the fan-favorite 3-Way Giveaway contest have received their new motorcycles. OEM exhibitors, Suzuki, KYMCO and Yamaha Star once again partnered with AIMExpo to offer attendees the chance to ride away on one of three all-new models.

Thousands of AIMExpo attendees entered for their chance to win a 2014 KYMCO Campagno 110 Scooter, 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, or a customized 2015 Star Bolt R-Spec motorcycle, featuring the world-renowned design of Jeff Palhegyi from Jeff Palhegyi Designs (JPD). Contestants were able to enter at the show or by mail.

The winners were randomly selected following AIMExpo and took possession of their new bikes at local Central Florida dealerships. The winners were Kenneth Maves, from Deland, Florida, Gregory Hatfield, from Orlando, Florida, and Earl Evans, from Parrish, Florida.

AIMExpo 3-Way Giveaway - Suzuki
 Kenneth Maves takes the keys to an all-new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure
motorcycle at Deland Motorsports, presented by Robert Stacey.
Maves took home the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, a redesigned model that combines sporty design and handling with comfort and versatility, both on and off the road.

“I’ve gone to AIMExpo both years and am so excited to win this bike,” said Maves. “It’s got a bit of a military vibe to it and it’s very different from my other three motorcycles. I’m already planning on using this bike for my annual ride in North Carolina and look forward to exploring some of the mountain dirt roads I’ve ridden by on my other bikes.”

AIMExpo 3-Way Giveaway - KYMCO
 Gregory Hatfield gets ready to ride off from Deland Motorsports on his new KYMCO Campagno 110 scooter.
Hatfield won the KYMCO Campagno 110 Scooter, a classically designed scooter that features an enhanced engine package.

An excited Hatfield said, “I went to AIMExpo in 2014 with my father because I was looking forward to eventually getting a motorcycle, so I’m very happy with the scooter! I want to thank everyone at AIMExpo, KYMCO and Deland Motorsports for making this such a good memory.”

AIMExpo 3-Way Giveaway - Star Bolt
 Earl Evans is presented with the keys to a custom Star Motorcycles Bolt R-Spec, 
courtesy of Brian Fitzpatrick at Central Florida Powersports.
Evans was the lucky recipient of the custom Star Motorcycles Bolt R-Spec. The bobber-inspired bike boasts a high level of performance and stylish aesthetics, including genuine Yamaha accessories and a custom painted gas tank, courtesy of Jeff Palhegyi Designs.

“AIMExpo is one of the most enjoyable weekends my son and I had all year,” said Evans. “When we first walked in we were like a blind dog in a butcher shop – we didn’t know where to go first! I’m really happy to receive this customized Star Bolt R-Spec. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on the bike already and look forward to riding around town.”

Following another successful giveaway and overwhelmingly positive feedback from AIMExpo attendees, an all-new giveaway is in the works and promises to build on the excitement of the first two 3-Way Giveaways.

More than 235 exhibitors have already committed to AIMExpo in 2015. Exhibitor presence builds 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 exciting news as it happens by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook, and “Follow” on Twitter or Instagram: @AIMExpo.


Sturgis Rider Daily Brings Sturgis News to Bikers and Locals

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2014 Online Issues:

Whether you missed out on last night’s Sturgis Rally events, or you’re planning your activities for the upcoming day, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has you covered with our new daily newspaper! The Sturgis Rider® Daily is an exclusive daily newspaper co-produced by the Buffalo Chip and the Rapid City Journal that will keep you informed with up-to-the-minute information about the goings on during the Sturgis Rally and the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™.

You can read all the latest Sturgis news as soon as you wake up! The Sturgis Rider Daily will be delivered each morning, Aug. 2-9, 2014, to Buffalo Chip campsites and breakfast hot spots as well as over 70 distribution racks set up all over the Black Hills.  Many of its stories will also be made available online on the Sturgis Rider News Blog. Click here to subscribe!

Editor, Marilyn Stemp (Iron Trader News/Iron Works Magazine), will bring you reviews of last night’s Sturgis Rally concerts; recaps of the many bike shows and bike events at the CrossRoads; standings from events at the Chip’s new PowerSports Complex; tips on the best restaurants, shopping and events; up-close looks at many displays of world-famous artwork; detailed information and schedules for the current day’s events; and so much more!

Seeing the Light!

By Shell Reinish

When I bought my Cyron Retro Fit H4 LED headlight bulb I really had no idea what I was getting. I had shopped around for an LED headlight and they were out there, but they were out of reach, priced from $200 to $700.

may2014 021Then I heard about the Cyron Retro fit, a standard replacement for the normal H4 bulb with the high and low beam set as LEDs. When I saw it was priced at less than half of even the lowest one I’d seen so far it sounded too good to be true. All the advantages of LEDs without the huge price tag and none of the install hassles.

In addition to the great price, I learned the Retro ran cooler, was brighter, lasted 30,000 hours and used almost no power. That convinced me to give it a try.

The bulb installed easily in my existing light housing, pretty much plug and play. I only needed a Philips screwdriver to open the housing.

When I rode with this new headlight for the first time I was amazed. I will never forget the very first street sign I came to; a one way sign. At first I thought, like in downtown L.A., they were now back-lighting signs for added visibility. Then I realized it was my headlight’s reflection that was shining like daylight back at me.

On the freeway the low beam lit up the road from the right lane to the left over a four-lane spread. I could see road signs a half-mile away, too.

This thing was awesome. I’d never had such great night vision. On dark roads it’s like daylight, you have to see it to believe it. All these features for such a small price? Worth every penny.

Shell Reinish is V.P. of Sales for Cyron and an avid rider.

Available from Tucker Rocky / Bikers Choice Dealer domestically or any Zodiac dealer in Europe.



AMD Show News

Finally! News of Big Bike Europe and AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building for 2014.
Big Bike Europe will become a biennial (alternate-annual) expo and move to first week of October
INTERMOT at the Cologne exhibition centre in Germany. (October 1-5, 2014)
The two events will then form a permanent alternate-annual formula thereafter. More details to follow in February.