Las Vegas, AIMExpo 2018 is the largest motorcycle industry event in North America. Total Motorcycle staff writers Eric and Carrie Leaverton travel to Las Vegas to cover the show, see and test ride the latest 2019 motorcycles, products and get the dirt on future models just for you! Follow TMW around AIMExpo, learn some inside information and stick out the video and photos from AIMExpo!
October is an excellent time of year to travel, visit Vegas and see the first motorcycle show of the year! Put them together, and you’ve got one excellent excuse for a road trip!
AIMExpo 2018 at Mandalay Bay
Eric and Carrie Leaverton Attending
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
The AIMExpo (American International Motorcycle Exposition) is the largest motorcycle industry event in North America. Presented by Nationwide Auto Insurance and sponsored by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), this event brings together press, dealers, and consumers in a single arena. Trade Show Executive Magazine identified the AIMExpo in their “Fastest 50” growing trade shows for two consecutive years, and for good reason. More than 20,000 people attended the 2017 show. With 44 vehicle manufacturers and 400+ exhibitors, dealers, media organizations and consultants attending the 2018 event, they’re likely to rack up a hat trick.
One of the most unique things about the AIMExpo is their exclusive “AIMExpo Outdoors!” experience. This facet of the event gives attendees an opportunity to test ride dozens of brand new models, and not just around the parking lot! Eight major manufacturers, including Indian, Harley Davidson, Honda, and Kawasaki, participated in this exclusive event.
Adding to the appeal of AIMExpo 2018 was the location. The Mandalay Bay Convention Center is one of the largest privately held convention centers in the world. With literally a million square feet of indoor space on tap, it’s hard to find a more accommodating venue. And that doesn’t even take into consideration it’s surroundings, namely, Las Vegas! If you’re going to travel to attend a trade show, having attractive options for entertainment after-hours is an important consideration. With some of the greatest entertainment to be found anywhere in the world, Las Vegas is always a good choice!