The Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by Toyota will roll into the Fort Worth Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 9 and run through Sunday, Nov. 11, with hundreds of 2008-model street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers and ATVs from more than 19 manufacturers, the most ever at the show.
Baggers, bobbers and sportbikes are all the rage and this show is the perfect venue to check out the latest wave of hot bike trends.
This motorcycle extravaganza will fill the Fort Worth Convention Center with some of the world’s fastest motorcycles, eye-popping, tricked-out cruisers in the Big Twin Customs collection, pulse-pounding thrills from the BOSS “Ball of Steel” Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Show and more.
“We are back for our 27th year and the show is bigger than ever with 19 tour wide manufacturers, expanded features, display areas and a thrilling stunt show that will entertain the whole family,” said show director Jeff D’Entremont. “From outrageous custom cruisers to one-of-a-kind sportbikes, this show offers something for everyone making it the perfect place to see everything from the powersports industry under one roof.”
Following is a detailed description of all the exciting features coming to Fort Worth:
BOSS Stunt Show - The BOSS Stunt Show team will thrill fans daily with revamped high-flying, nail-biting motorcycle stunts that will send Brandon Landers, Preston Landers and Beau Gonzalez speeding up ramps,flipping in mid-air and zooming inside the colossal Ball of Steel. “History of Speed” - The World’s Fastest Motorcycles - A collection of historical machines that have held speed titles will be on display including a streamlined Harley-Davidson, which broke the land speed record in 1937 when Joe Petrali clocked 136.183 mph in the mile.
Attendees will also enjoy the rare opportunity to see “Turnip Eater,” Leo Payne’s highly modified 1957 Harley-Davidson Sportster, the first machine to exceed 200 mph in 1969 and the “Manning” Harley-Davidson Sportster-based streamliner that clocked 265.492 mph the following year. Adding additional miles to this speed showcase, S&S Cycle’s “Tramp III,” which set the record for the fastest single engine conventional motorcycle with a whopping average top speed of 226.148 mph in 1991. Returning to the show, Denis Manning’s BUB “No. 7” Streamliner set the current land speed record in September 2006 with rider Chris Carr at the helm, registering 350.885 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
GG Quad - What if a muscle car ran off with a motorcycle? The exotic offspring might be the GG Quad. Blending the power and performance of a European sports car with the agility and open-air freedom of a motorcycle, this intoxicating machine is the first of its kind: a high-performance quad machine that is street legal. It can also reach top speeds of 115 mph. Priced at $56,000, this cool ride will be available for purchase in this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog. Motocross America - “The Tour” - In conjunction with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, this display traces the evolution of motocross in the United States with period bikes, images and apparel, showing the growth and technological evolution of this popular sport over the years. Motocross and Baja legend Malcolm Smith and stars such as Decoster, Hannah, Bailey and McGrath will all be depicted in the display along with championship-winning dirt bikes. Big Twin Customs and “People’s Choice Award” - This showcase will offer an up-close look at hot, one-of-a-kind custom cruisers decked out with eclectic paint jobs, eye-catching chrome and other flashy accessories.
A “People’s Choice Award” will be given to the best bike at each show as voted on by attendees, with an overall “Best of Show” awarded at season’s end that will be featured in Powersports Magazine.
Custom Sportbike and “People’s Choice Award” - Tricked-out custom sportbikes will take center stage in the Custom Sportbike Display when this emerging art form showcases the coolest custom designs from local builders at each stop in the series. These designers utilize everything from swingarms and huge tires to nitros and bolt-on parts. A “People’s Choice Award” will also be chosen at the season’s end and featured in 2Wheel Tuner Magazine. Custom Bike Builder Rick Fairless - Rick Fairless, Discovery Channel’s “Biker Build-off” champion, star of “Texas Hardtails” reality show and owner of Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas, will greet fans, sign autographs and talk customs at the show. Vintage Display - This retro showcase will invite attendees to take a walk through history with a collection of rare vintage motorcycles including classic dirt bikes, cruisers and more from various vintage groups throughout the country. ATV/Outdoor Showcase - The ATV/Outdoor Showcase returns this year with even more four-wheeled fun packed into the display, courtesy of ATV, ATV Sport and Camping Life magazines.
Here, attendees and ATV fans will find the latest in ATV buildups, aftermarket parts, accessories and gear, as well as side-by-sides and all-purpose utility vehicles. Attendees can enter ATV Sport magazine’s “Ultimate Sport Quad Giveaway” where one lucky winner will take home the grand daddy of all ATVs. Additionally, Camping Life Magazine will give away a camping package stacked with everything enthusiasts need for the great outdoors.
Welcome Center - Advanstar’s Welcome Center will be home to a plethora of information for new riders and those looking to get into the sport. The center will also house floor plans, exhibitor lists, product giveaways and more. Free motorcycle parking and gear check - Free motorcycle parking will be available for all riders who bring their bikes to the show. In addition, riders will be invited to check helmets, jackets and other gear at the show’s main entrance.
For the 15th consecutive year, Cycle World, the world’s most popular motorcycle magazine, is the title sponsor for the series and leading manufacturer Toyota will return for the tenth year as presenting sponsor.
The show will be open to the public Friday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Fort Worth Convention Center, located at 1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.
Show hours are from 4-9 p.m. Friday, from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission to the event is $13 for adults and $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
Advance tickets are available on the Web at www.motorcycleshows.com .