The following is an industry press release ...
IRVINE, Calif. (June 20, 2017) - The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (AIMExpo) welcomes the return of legacy OEM exhibitor Yamaha Motor Corporation (Yamaha). The Cypress, California-based company renews its commitment and will showcase both its Motorsports and Watercraft groups on the exhibit floor inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center. With new models represented on the show floor, demo rides at AIMExpo Outdoors! and a few other surprises in the works, Yamaha will make the most of The Powersports Expo’s debut in downtown Columbus, Ohio, from September 21-24.
Both the Motorsports and Watercraft Groups’ exhibit space will be filled with brand new 2018 models, giving dealers, media and consumers the chance to see the latest and greatest from the iconic brand. Yamaha Watercraft will showcase its latest WaveRunner and Sport Boats, while the Motorsports group will have plenty to show off with their recently introduced Transcontinental Tourer - the Star Venture, as well as the all-new Kodiak 450 ATV, the all-new and revolutionary YZ450F motocross bike, along with a few other surprises.
“We are very pleased to continue our corporate support of AIMExpo, as we have since the very first show in 2013,” said Bob Starr, Corporate Communications Manager for Yamaha Motor Company. “This is the only show of its type in the U.S. and we collectively feel this is an excellent opportunity to engage with our dealer partners while they take an in-person pulse of the industry and kickstart the 2018 season for their dealerships!”
After seeing the new models inside the convention center, attendees will have the chance to throw a leg over an array of street models and take them on a demo ride at AIMExpo Outdoors! With this show feature, in addition to the expansive selection of new products inside, enthusiasts will be able to get a hands-on experience of key Yamaha products they love all in one place, at one time. This will include the all-new Star Venture motorcycle as well as other prominent street-based products.
“From the very beginning, Yamaha has invested in AIMExpo presented by Nationwide and played an integral role in our collective efforts to reinvigorate the powersports industry,” said Larry Little, Vice President and General Manager of MIC Events. “Each year, Yamaha has utilized the platform to its fullest potential in one way or another, and we can’t wait to see all they will do as we turn Columbus into Powersports USA over four days this September.”
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About American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide
The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (www.aimexpousa.com) was created to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the greater powersports industry. AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and has international impact within the motorcycling and powersports community. AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is produced by the Motorcycle Industry Council (www.mic.org).
About Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company's ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles, ATVs and Side-By-Side Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Race Kart Engines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States. Headquartered in California since 1960, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information about Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.
About the Motorcycle Industry Council
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues, and the American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.
The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.
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