SOURCE: Toyota Trucks

February 08, 2006 15:19 ET

Weekend Long Motorcycle Extravaganza Rolls Into Chicago's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Feb. 10-12

Cycle World International Motorcycle Show® Presented by Toyota Trucks to Provide Non-Stop Motorcycle Action

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2006 --The Cycle World International motorcycle Shows® presented by Toyota Trucks continues a 13-city nationwide series in Chicago, February 10 - 12. This show offers attendees a close look at hundreds of 2006-model street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, ATVs, concept bikes, customs, vintage bikes and more. Featuring hundreds of the latest bikes and ATVs, this motorcycle extravaganza will give enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to try out the latest gear and accessories from more than 15 manufacturers all under one roof.

In addition to the latest motorcycles, the show offers numerous special features such as concept bikes, pre-production bikes, vintage bikes, a motorcycle stunt show, a special kids cycle center and much more.

The BOSS Stunt Show will thrill fans daily with high-flying, gravity-defying motorcycle stunts. For the first time, the show will feature motorcycle riders performing synchronized stunts on a specially built quarter pipe. Tricks on a quarter pipe are traditionally done by skate boarders and BMX riders.

Following are the details on additional special features:

--  Bike Builder Billy Lane -- Custom Bike Builder Billy Lane will be on
    site to meet show attendees, sign autographs and talk customs Friday and
    Saturday. Best known for his Blood, Sweat & Gears Tour, Lane has been
    featured on Discovery Channel's "Biker Build-Off," "Jesse James' Monster
    Garage" and numerous other television programs.
--  Customizer Matt Hotch -- Discovery Channel's "Biker Build-Off"
    champion and founder of Hot Match Custom Cycles will greet fans and sign
    autographs throughout the weekend.
--  Big Twin Customs -- A dedicated display area for custom bikes --
    featuring a collection of nationally and locally recognized bikes built by
    the likes of Billy Lane, Matt Hotch and others from around the country.
    It's here that you will see some of the greatest one-of-a-kind bikes ever
    built.
--  Custom Cruiser Tour -- A display of individually enhanced cruisers
    commissioned by Kawasaki and modified by well known custom bike builders
    including Arlen Ness and Scott Britt. Bikes on display include the Vulcan
    2000 based Britt Bike, as seen on the Speed Channel and in Road Bike
    Magazine, Wicked-Ness by Arlen Ness, Corrupted Concepts Vulcan 800 classic
    and Dreamsicle and Dillinger by Baron Custom Accessories. (Specific bikes
    subject to change at each show.)
--  The Factory -- A product lover's playground, the Factory offers
    motorcycle enthusiasts in-depth information on motorcycle parts and
    accessories with expert staff on-hand to answer questions. The Factory also
    showcases the latest aftermarket products and essential riding gear and
    gives enthusiasts the opportunity to compare and discuss everything from
    performance parts to the latest communication devices.
--  Vintage Displays -- Beautifully restored vintage, classic and antique
    motorcycles will be on display.
--  Ducati Monster Challenge -- A selection of customized Ducati Monster
    bikes will be on display as part of the Ducati Monster Challenge -- a
    search for the baddest customized Ducati ever.
--  Kids Cycle Center -- Exclusively for kids ages 6-15, the Kids Cycle
    Center is a kid-sized version of the show filled with fun features such as
    small displacement bikes and ATVs, pint-sized apparel and helmets,
    information on local kid-friendly rides and events and riding safety
    information.
    
"Families and core enthusiasts will have the chance to get up close and personal with all the hottest products," said Show Direct or Jeff D'Entremont. "Whether you are shopping for a new bike, need to update your gear or looking to have some fun, this show offers a one-of-a-kind experience for motorcycle enthusiasts."

The Cycle World International motorcycle Show ® presented by Toyota Trucks in Chicago is produced by the Advanstar Vehicle Group. The show will be open to the public Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12, 2006, at the Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center, located at 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. Show hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discount coupons are available at local motorcycle dealers. Advance tickets can be purchased from the official Web site at www.motorcycleshows.com.

Fueled by Advanstar

The Advanstar Vehicle Group is a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket, off-road and powersports industries, offering a dominant portfolio of 7 magazines including new titles American Big Twin Dealer, Off-Road Business and DIRTsports; 15 targeted supplements and buyers guides; 17 consumer events including leading brands Off Road Expo, the largest off-road consumer show in the country and the International motorcycle Shows, the largest consumer motorcycle event series in the world; 12 races including the newly launched Arenacross Championship Series, 3 trade shows including Dealer Expo, voted a 2005 Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 tradeshow winner; 14 websites, and 41 training manuals for vehicle industry professionals, trade buyers, and enthusiasts. Through a multi-media approach, Advanstar reaches 2.5 million original equipment and after market manufacturers, distributors, service & repair professionals, retailers, and consumers. Advanstar drives insightful news analysis, research and trends, entertainment, new product information and buying opportunities to customers at their office, home, and race track -- keeping them passionate, competitive, and connected.

About Advanstar Communications Inc.

Advanstar Communications Inc. (www.advanstar.com) is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 81 events, 57 publications and directories, 114 electronic publications and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to "Connect Our Customers With Theirs." Advanstar has roughly 1,000 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.

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