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DAL/FTW: IMS Cycle Show 1/4-1/6 2019

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#1
I usually don't go but I can head over this year after getting off work.

Show is 1/4-1/6 2019 @ Hutchinson Convention Ctr. in Dallas.

Cyber Monday sale code valid today only EMCYBER9 Good for $5 off $15 ticket price.
 

Jarrett

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It seems like many hobby type shows are slowly dying. Guitar shows, bicycle shows, boat shows, motorcycle shows, etc.

I still like attending the shows related to my latest obsession. Never been to a motorcycle show. Interested to check this one out and the one in a couple of weeks.
 

misterk

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It seems like many hobby type shows are slowly dying. Guitar shows, bicycle shows, boat shows, motorcycle shows, etc.

I still like attending the shows related to my latest obsession. Never been to a motorcycle show. Interested to check this one out and the one in a couple of weeks.
Jarrett, you have the tri-fecta of DCT's. Now you need to go for the 4th.....the Goldwing:trust:

2019 GL1800
2016 VFR1200X
2016 CRF1000L
2012 NC700X
 

Dahveed

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I just read a piece on the dying motorcycle shows in MCN. Its a very expensive effort for the manufacturers and vendors need to sell stuff to justify being there. I've heard that many of manufacturers only take on the expense when they have a lot of new product to show. Still, the KTM 790 would have been nice to see. I'll probably still go.
 

Tourmeister

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I just read a piece on the dying motorcycle shows in MCN. Its a very expensive effort for the manufacturers and vendors need to sell stuff to justify being there. I've heard that many of manufacturers only take on the expense when they have a lot of new product to show. Still, the KTM 790 would have been nice to see. I'll probably still go.
No surprise there. I just wish Texas was a big enough motorcycle market for them to justify coming here. I'll never be able to go to any of the really BIG shows.
 

Liteitup

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I'm going on Friday. Probably be there when it opens. I'll leave after a couple of hours thinking, "that sucked, never again." About November I'll start wondering when the next one is. Rinse and repeat.
 
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Texas may still be the number two state for moto sales in the USA. I could be mistaken but when I looked at some data a couple years ago, it was commonly Ca, then TX. These shows are often populated by a local dealer if the principal is not there, so I think you'd see what you want to. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in some of the exec discussions over the cost of attending these shows, particularly now, in a dramatically down and rapidly changing market. I always loved the show, and historically I've been like a pilgrim on his way to mecca every year to see it, but, sigh, am busy building out the farm this year.
 
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The latest updated list I received yesterday does have KTM listed..
Funny as I was in SLM a couple of weeks ago and was talking to Todd Tarver and he was talking about just how expensive it had become for the manufactures, and how KTM wanted him to represent them there, so maybe their sharing a booth..
 
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#36
anybody else going this year?
baring a Ural rig suddenly becoming available, I will be caging it to bring Jeff to the show so he can dream about riding while his leg heals.
 
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Looking over the exhibitor list, I see no Yamaha and no Honda, but Nissan will be there. What? Gets worse every year. I may skip out this year. Shame was hoping to sit the kiddo on some bikes to find what's next for him.
 
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Not bad if you are wanting to see some new bikes all in one place. Most of the reps have very little knowledge any deeper than saying "that's a cool one". Only exception was the woman at the Progressive suspension booth, she knew her stuff and could answer anything.
 

Liteitup

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So, smaller this year than last. Which was smaller than the previous year. No Yamaha, Ducati, or Triumph. Just like last year, I left thinking never again. Just like this year, by next year I'll probably go again:rider:.
 
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