Rolling Thunder to exhibit at Big Bike Europe

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Thursday 28th Mar 2013Filed under Affiliates Partners

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Quebec, Canada based frame manufacturer Rolling Thunder has chosen the upcoming Big Bike Europe expo to spearhead its 2013 European sales and marketing campaign.

A design-build manufacturer who uses state of the art equipment at its 30,000 square foot facility (approx 280 square meters), Rolling Thunder pioneered wide rear tire and right side drive chassis engineering and continues to be the market leading frame company in North America.

The company has always exported to Europe, and owner Fred Vaillancourt said that "we have always done well in Europe but AMD's new show offers us the chance to be able to meet all our customers face to face for the first time. We are excited about the Big Bike Europe concept and look forward to being a part of the show's growth in the years ahead".


BIG BIKE EUROPE is the all-new custom and performance industry expo concept catering exclusively to the international parts, accessories, custom, performance, service, workshop and tuning vendor community.

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A 'non-selling ProGrade' expo, BIG BIKE EUROPE is also the new, permanent host event for the acclaimed AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building (2013 will see the World Championship mark its 10th anniversary and first ever appearance in Europe).

BIG BIKE EUROPE is a three day expo offering exhibitors an innovative and unique new Invitational/Open-admittance attendance strategy.


The first day (Friday May 10th, 2013) is an "Invitation Only" day set aside for motorcycle dealers, custom shops, custom motorcycle builders and customizers who receive invitations from AMD Magazine and the expo exhibitors themselves.

In turn invited dealers are able to register and invite up to 25 of their best customers and high mileage large displacement motorcycle riders, as their own 'VIP Riders' for complimentary three-day all-area expo access as their own guests, compliments of BBE's exhibitors.

The weekend (Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th) is open to general public, rider and enthusiast attendance with tickets available from as little as €10 a day (approx $15.00).

It is estimated that some two-thirds of the value of the European motorcycle market resides with the one-third of European riders who own 'Big Bikes' (source: ACEM).

In addition to a local population of some 18 million "high percentage motorcycle ownership" consumers (within a 100km radius of Essen, Germany, where BIG BIKE EUROPE is being staged), research suggests that some 60 plus percent of Europe's franchised motorcycle dealers and custom shops are within a three, four or five hour ride of Essen.

Click here to view the current floorplan for BIG BIKE EUROPE

Click here to view the Exhibitor list

It is further estimated that some 65 percent plus of Europe's large displacement road-registered motorcycles, of all kinds, including Harley-Davidsons, are within a 500 to 600 km radius of the venue (sources: International Motorcycle Industry Index, Moto Big Book, AMD Magazine, International Dealer News).

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